The Northwest Association of Student Affairs Professionals is the oldest regional college student personnel organization in North America. It was founded in 1940 by 12 student services professionals representing Washington State College, University of Washington, Multnomah College, College of Puget Sound, Western Washington State College of Education, Whitworth College, Oregon State College, and the University of Montana. The northwest is defined as the states of Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. 

Who We Are

The association is composed of administrators, counselors and instructors who hold positions in offices of student affairs. This includes counseling centers, financial aid, student housing, food services, student health, career planning and placement, student activities, etc. The association provides a friendly, supportive atmosphere where members discuss challenges and share ideas for better serving students.

What We Do

Since the inception of the association in 1940, NWASAP’s main activity has included hosting our annual conference. Individuals of national and regional prominence serve as speakers and resources for the conference, which centers on relevant student services topics and current issues in higher education. The underlying philosophy of the organization is to provide an action-oriented conference where those who are engaged in the profession can join together to renew friendships, network, and share ideas for becoming more successful professionals. 

Organizational Structure

The Association has an executive board, which consists of the offices of President, President-Elect, Past-President, Treasurer, Secretary, Marketing & Promotions Coordinator, Programs Coordinator and two Members-At-Large.