Professional Organizations

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

American College Personnel Association (ACPA)

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.

Indiana Commission of Higher Education

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.

"The Mentor: An Academic Advising Journal"

"The Mentor: An Academic Advising Journal" is a peer-reviewed scholarly publication about academic advising in higher education. The journal is free and published only online.

NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising

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. 

National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

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 Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education 

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

National Career Development Association (NCDA) 

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). 

National Resource Center, First-Year Experience and Students in Transition

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

Purdue Academic Advising Association (PACADA) 

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

U.S. Department of Education

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. 

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