Professional Organizations

Purdue Advising Organizations

  • Career Advising Council (CAC):

Career Advising Council (CAC) - The Career Advising Council (CAC)is a collaboration between the Office of University Undergraduate Academic Advising and the Center for Career Opportunities. There are academic advising members from all of the colleges, as well as Exploratory Studies and Veterinary Nursing.

The mission of the CAC is to equip academic advisors with strategies for integrating career advising into academic advising appointments and to provide students with a consistent approach to career advising.

The CAC coordinates career advising mini conferences for advisors and career counselors each semester.

  • Community of Practice (CoP)

The mission of the Community of Practice on Academic Probation is to bring together the campus community to discover, develop, and discuss best practices around supporting students on probation including the policies, interventions, and resources that impact the student probation experience.

The Purdue Academic Advising Association (PACADA) promotes quality academic advising at Purdue University and advances professional development for its members. 

National Advising Organizations

In support of increasing your learning about advising and to better serve your student, explore the resources available through the organizations listed below. 

ACPA's mission supports and fosters student learning through generation and dissemination of knowledge, which informs policies, practices and programs for student affairs professionals and higher educatio.

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is a 14-member public body created in 1971 to define the missions of Indiana's colleges and universities, plan and coordinate the state's postsecondary education system, and ensure that Indiana's higher education system is aligned to meet the needs of students and the state.

NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising consists of professional advisors, counselors, faculty, administrators and students working to enhance the educational development of students. NACADA's mission promotes student success by advancing the field of academic advising globally. 

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) connects campus recruiting and career services professionals, and provides best practices, trends, research, professional development and conferences. 

NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health and sustainability of the student affairs profession.

The National Career Development Association (NCDA) inspires and empowers the achievement of career and life goals by providing professional development, resources, standards, scientific research and advocacy. NCDA is a founding division of the American Counseling Association (ACA). 

The National Resource Center is a leader and clearinghouse for scholarship, policy and best practices for all postsecondary student transitions. 

Its mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. Information is available on student loans, grants and federal education legislation, regulations, guidance, and other policy.