Professional Associations

DOSA members are encouraged to join and get involved in professional organizations to enhance their knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Staff should dialogue with their supervisor about which professional organization and conference involvement would make the most sense for them given their role/functional area, professional goals, developmental plans, and budget.

Following are organizations with which we have institutional memberships, which provides access to their resources and offers individual memberships at a discounted rate:

Below is a list of regional, national, and international conferences that staff might choose to attend to advance their knowledge in the field. An * indicates the conference will be happening virtually.

Last updated on September 12, 2022.







AALHE Annual Conference (African Americans in Lousiana Higher Education)

AALHE Annual Assessment Conference (Association for the Assessment of learning in Higher Education)

ACPA Student Affairs Assessment Institute (American College Personnel Association)

ACUHO-I Annual Conference (Association of College and Univesity Housing Officers- International)

CACUSS Annual Conference (Canadian Association of College and University Student Services)

FTTS Annual Conference (Fast Track to Success)

HEDS Annual Conference (Higher Education Data Sharing Conference)

NACDA Convention (National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics)

NACE Annual Conference (National Association of Colleges and Employers)

NASPA Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators)

NASPA Region II Conference (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators)

Phyllis L. Mable Emerging Leaders Institute 








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