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Professional Associations

Student Life staff are active in a variety of professional associations across the nation. Many are available to UT staff members through institutional memberships.

Student Life staff are encouraged to get involved with professional associations within your area of focus, as well as in other areas of interest.

Student Affairs Associations:

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)

    • NASPA Region III: dedicated to serving the needs of NASPA members in what would broadly be described as the Southeastern United States.

Southern Association of College Student Affairs (SACSA)

American College Personnel Association (ACPA)

Associations with specific areas of focus:

Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE)

    • To access AALHE resources, visit aalhe.org and sign into the institutional profile using the following information:username: UTKnoxville
      password:
      aalhemay2020

Association of College & University Housing Officers International (ACUHO-I)

Alliance for Better Nonprofits

American College Health Association

Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors

Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)

Association of Transcribers and Speech-to-Text Providers (ATSP)

Break Away – Alternative Breaks & Active Citizenship;

The Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals

Higher Education Case Managers Association (HECMA)

National College Testing Association (NCTA)

NIRSA – Leaders in Collegiate Recreation

NODA – Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)


Don’t see your professional organization represented? Email us at studentlife@utk.edu with the association information and we are happy to add it!