AASCU :: American Association of State Colleges & Universities

American Association of State Colleges and Universities

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) is a Washington-based higher education association of more than 400 public colleges and universities and systems across the United States and in Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands.

AASCU has four fundamental purposes:

  1. to promote broad public understanding of the essential role of public higher education in our society, and of the specific responsibilities and contributions of the public colleges and universities which constitute its membership;
  2. to monitor public policy at the national, state and campus levels; provide information and analyses to those responsible for setting legislation, rules and regulations as well as to its members; and alert its members to changes that may affect higher education;
  3. to respond to the interests of its members by providing policy leadership and programmatic assistance to strengthen academic quality, intellectual diversity and academic freedom, and to facilitate educational innovation at the institutional level;
  4. to provide professional development opportunities and support for institutional leaders, especially presidents, chancellors and spouses.
CoHEASAP Representative
  • Dr. Edward Hammond
    President, Fort Hays State University
    600 Park Street
    Hays KS 67601-4099
    (785) 628-4231 P
    (785) 628-4013 F
ACE :: American Council on Education

American Council on Education

Founded in 1918, ACE is the major coordinating body for all the nation's higher education institutions, representing more than 1,600 college and university presidents, and more than 200 related associations, nationwide. It provides leadership on key higher education issues and influences public policy through advocacy.

CoHEASAP Representative
  • Ginnie Titterton
    Public Affairs Specialist
    One Dupont Circle NW
    Washington DC 20036-1193
    (202) 939-9365 P
  • Timothy J. McDonough
    Director, Public Affairs
    One Dupont Circle NW
    Washington DC 20036-1193
    (202) 939-9365 P
ACHA :: American College Health Association

American College Health Association

The American College Health Association (ACHA) was founded in 1920 as a professional organization for health services and professionals at institutions of higher education. Programs include publications, consultation, development of quality assurance standards, continuing education seminars and meetings, collection and analysis of data on campus health services, and monitoring of public policy issues. ACHA conducts annual surveys of management information on health services and mental health services offered in academic communities, salaries and fringe benefits of health professionals in the college health services, and operational and administrative characteristics of the health programs.

CoHEASAP Representative
  • Michael P. McNeil
    Director, Alice Health Promotion
    Columbia University
    411 W. 116th St., MC3711
    108A Wien Hll
    New York, NY 10027
    (212) 854-5453 P
  • Laura L. Forbes, PhD, MCHES
    College of Arts and Sciences
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
    UAB School of Education
    Department of Human Studies Associate Professor, (205) 975-5368 (P)
ACPA :: American College Personnel Association

American College Personnel Association

ACPA offers student affairs professionals the opportunity to enhance their effectiveness on campus by providing the following member benefits:

  • Professional Development through ACPA's highly regarded annual conventions, informative teleconferences, regional workshops and specialty conferences.
  • Networking with Colleagues and Experts in your field. When your friends are ACPA professionals, advice is literally only a phone call away.
  • Cutting-Edge Perspective to keep you current on pressing student affairs issues, through ACPA's extensive publications and opportunities for professional interaction.
  • Career Advancement through ACPA's renowned national convention placement service.
  • Leadership Opportunities through active participation in ACPA's Commissions, Standing Committees, and State Divisions. Work with peers to organize workshops, write newsletter articles, and manage other projects to express your creativity and develop your leadership abilities.
CoHEASAP Representatives
  • Jessica Greher Traue
    Assistant Director, Wellness
    Coordinator, Alcohol and Other Drug Education
    Bentley University Center for Health and Wellness
    175 Forest Street
    Waltham, MA 02452
    (781) 891-2222 P
  • Greg Roberts, Ed.S.
    Executive Director
    American College Personnel Administration
    One Dupont Circle NW Suite 300
    Washington, DC 20036-1188
    (202) 835-2272 x613 P
ACUHO-I :: Association of College and University Housing Officers - International

Association of College and University Housing Officers - International

The Association of College and University Housing Officers-International (ACUHO-I) is a non-profit organization that provides professional development experiences for its members by sponsoring programs, services, publications and research.

Association members on college and university campuses worldwide participate in conferences, workshops, committees and task forces. These activities provide means for the exchange and distribution of information and ideas related to the various aspects of student residence facilities and their related operations.

CoHEASAP Representative
  • Kim Leisey
    Asst. Vice President of Student Affairs
    University of Maryland-Baltimore County
    1000 Hilltop Circle, 319 The Commons
    Baltimore, MD 21250
    (410) 455-2393 P
  • John Buck, D. Mgt.
    Residence Education Director
    Associate Dean of Students
    Director, Housing & Residential Life
    Webster University
    240 Edgar Road
    St. Louis, MO 63119
AFA :: Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors

Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors

  • AFA Mission: AFA enhances its members' abilities to foster impactful fraternity/sorority experiences.
  • AFA Vision: AFA is the catalytic force in aligning the fraternity/sorority experience with the changing dynamics and enduring principles of higher education.
CoHEASAP Representative
  • Jana D. Basler
    University of Missouri
    Assistant Director, Student Life
    2500 Mizzou Student Center
    Columbia, MO 65203
    (573) 882-8291 P
  • Jeremiah Shinn
    Center for Student Involvement & Leadership
    Boise State University
    1910 University Drive
    Boise, ID 83725-1335
AHEPPP :: Association of Higher Education Parent/Family Program Professionals

Association of Higher Education Parent/Family Program Professionals

The Association of Higher Education Parent/Family Program Professionals (AHEPPP), based in Boulder, Colorado, is intended to serve as a clearing house for professional development and as a resource center for new parent/family programs as well as for seasoned programs.

Founding members of the group laid a foundation for the organization a year ago by reviewing the history of parent services nationally, dating back to the 1920s; developing guidelines for best practices in the field; and identifying benchmarks for parent and family services.

Mission Statement
Because of the important role that parents and families play in their students’ lives, it is AHEPPP’s goal to help colleges and universities throughout the world constructively involve parents and families in the higher education experience and promote those interested in helping accomplish this mission.

Vision Statement
AHEPPP is dedicated to facilitating meaningful and lasting contact with college and university parent and family programs. By establishing the means to successfully communicate with parent and family programs, a national support network will be sustained, stimulating opportunities will be created, and the colleges and universities along with their students will flourish. AHEPPP will serve as the ever-important link between colleges, universities, and their parents.

CoHEASAP Representative
  • Kristine E. Stewart
    Assistant to the Vice President
    Parent Programs & Divisional Initiatives
    115 Warfield Hall
    (513) 529.3436
  • Colleen O'Connor Bench
    Assistant Vice President
    SU Parents Office
    228F Schine Student Center
    Syracuse, NY 13244
A•P•L•U :: Association of Public Land-Grant Universities

Association of Public Land-Grant Universities

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (A۰P۰L۰U) is a non-profit association of public research universities, land-grant institutions, and state university systems with member campuses in all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia. The association is governed by a Chair and a Board of Directors elected from the member universities and university systems. President Peter McPherson directs a staff of about 45 at the national office in Washington, D.C.

CoHEASAP Representative
  • David Edelson
    Director of Electronic Media
    1307 New York Ave. NW, Suite 400
    Washington, DC 20005
    (202) 478-6040 P
ASCA :: Association for Student Conduct Administration

Association for Student Conduct Administration

ASCA members enjoy being a part of the only organization solely dedicated to the advancement of student conduct.

CoHEASAP Representative
  • Jennifer Waller
    Executive Director
    PO Box 2237
    College Station, TX 77841-2237
    (979) 845-5262 P

  • Becky McNair
    Educational Development Coordinator
    PO Box 2237
    College Station, TX 77841-2237
    (979) 845-5262 P

The BACCHUS Network™ is a university and community based network focusing on comprehensive health and safety initiatives. It is the mission of the organization to actively promote student and young adult based, campus and community-wide leadership on healthy and safe lifestyle decisions concerning alcohol abuse, tobacco use, illegal drug use, unhealthy sexual practices and other high-risk behaviors.

As a 501 C3, the organization will devote a substantial portion of its resources and activities to:

  • Create and foster a thriving network of institutions and young adult led peer education groups supporting health and safety initiatives,
  • Empower students and administrators to voice their opinions and needs to create healthier and safer campus communities,
  • Develop and promote cutting edge resources and health promotion campaigns that support peer education, campus leadership, and activism on health and safety issues,
  • Provide exceptional conferencing and training opportunities for students, young adults and professionals to support health and safety strategies,
  • Encourage national forums on young adult health and safety concerns,
  • Promote and disseminate research and effective strategies that better help campuses and communities address health and safety issues, and
  • Advocate for effective and sensible policies and practices for campus and community health and safety issues.

Affiliates with our Network are concerned with the health of their students, their institution and their community. Students of all ages are faced with making personal decisions about health and safety. Developing positive decision-making skills impacts student life and prepares students to enter the real world and the greater community to promote healthy and safe lifestyles.

BACCHUS promotes respect for state laws and support for campus policies that address high-risk behaviors that compromise health and safety.

The BACCHUS philosophy is that students can play a uniquely effective role - unmatched by professional educators - in encouraging their peers to consider, talk honestly about and develop responsible habits and attitudes toward high-risk health and safety issues.

CoHEASAP Representatives
  • Janet Cox
    PO Box 100430
    Denver CO 80250-0430
    (303) 871-0901 P
FEA :: Fraternity Executives Association


The Fraternity Executives Association exists to provide educational and other support services for the professional development of its members as well as to promote the values and success of the fraternal movement.

CoHEASAP Representative
  • Joseph S. Rosenberg
    Executive Director
    Kappa Delta Rho National Fraternity
    331 South Main Street
    Greensburg, PA 15601
    (800) 536-KDRI
GOLDEN KEY :: Golden Key International Honour Society

Golden Key International Honour Society

With almost 30 years of rich tradition, Golden Key remains committed to scholarship, career development, leadership and service. Our mission defines who we are; our core values provide us guidance in executing our activities; and our history reminds us that more than one million members are counting on us to shape the future through our strategic planning process.

CoHEASAP Representatives
  • Max V. Vest
    Director or Student Activities
    University of Richmond
    Univ. of Richmond VA 23173
    (804) 289-8505 P
    (804) 241-9781 C
IACLEA :: International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators

International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators

It is the mission of IACLEA to support member institutions of higher education in achieving their goals of providing a safe and secure campus environment through the development of public safety career professionals, research and education of the campus community members.

CoHEASAP Representative
  • Ronald Guilmette
    Chief of Police
    Merrimack College
    Department of Police Services
    315 Turnpike Street
    North Andover, MA 01845
    (978) 837-5294 P
  • Christopher G. Blake, CAE
    Associate Director and Campus
    Preparedness Project Director
    International Association of Campus
    Law Enforcement Administrators
    342 North Main Street
    West Hartford, CT 06117-2507
    Ph: 860.586.7517, ext. 565
    Cell: 860.995.5734
NASPA :: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

NASPANASPA – Student Affairs Administrators
in Higher Education


  • NASPA is the leading voice for the student affairs profession worldwide.


  • To be the principal source for leadership, scholarship, professional development, and advocacy for student affairs.

Guiding Principles

  • Integrity
    Committed to high moral principles exhibiting authentic, honest, just, and ethical behavior.
  • Innovation
    Continuously seeking improvement through new and creative approaches.
  • Inclusion
    Seeking ways to ensure access, voice, acknowledgement, opportunity, and participation at all levels.
  • Inquiry
    Supporting research and scholarship to add to the knowledge base of the profession and ensure that data informs practice.
CoHEASAP Representatives
  • Warren Kelley
    Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
    University of Maryland-College Park
    College Park, MD 20742
    (301) 314-8436
  • Stephanie A. Gordon
    Vice President for Professional Development
    NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
    111 K Street, NE, 10th Floor
    Washington, DC 20002
    202.265.7500 ext. 1166
NATA :: National Athletic Trainers' Association

National Athletic Trainers’ Association
Health Care for Life & Sport

Athletic trainers are health care professionals who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and sport-related illnesses. They prevent and treat chronic musculoskeletal injuries from sports, physical and occupational activity, and provide immediate care for acute injuries. Athletic trainers offer a continuum of care that is unparalleled in health care. The National Athletic Trainers' Association represents and supports 35,000 members of the athletic training profession. About 25 percent of members practice in the collegiate athletic setting. Visit

  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association Position Statement: Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids
  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association Position Statement: Safe Weight Loss and Maintenance Practices in Sport and Exercise
  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association Official Statement on Steroids & Performance Enhancing Substances
  • Certified Athletic Trainer Provides Congressional Testimony on Steroid Use in Sports
CoHEASAP Representative
  • Cate Brennan
    Associate Executive Director, Policy and Advocacy
    2952 Stemmons Freeway, Ste 200
    Dallas TX 75247
    (972) 532-8848
NCAA :: National Collegiate Athletic Association

National Collegiate Athletic Association

The National Collegiate Athletic Association is the organization through which the nation's colleges and universities speak and act on athletics matters at the national level. It is a voluntary association of more than 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals devoted to the sound administration of intercollegiate athletics.

Through the NCAA, member colleges consider any athletics problem that has crossed regional or conference lines and has become national in character. The Association strives to maintain intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of the educational progr am and the athlete as an integral part of the student body. The NCAA also stands for good conduct in intercollegiate athletics and serves as the colleges' national athletics accrediting agency.

CoHEASAP Representative
  • Mary Wilfert
    Associate Director. Student-Athlete Affairs, Health and Safety
    P.O. Box 6222
    Indianapolis, IN 46256
    (317) 917-6319 P
NIRSA :: National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association

NIRSANIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation

The National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) is a non-profit professional organization comprised of men and women dedicated to the establishment and development of quality recreational sports programs and services. As the leading advocate for recreational sports, the NIRSA provides access to educational resource materials as well as a professional network through sponsored national, regional and state conferences.

CoHEASAP Representatives
  • Pam Watts
    Interim Executive Director
    4185 SW Research Way
    Corvallis OR 97333-1067
    (541) 766-8211 P
  • Kurt Klier
    Intramural Sports Director
    University of Maryland
    1115 Eppley Recreation Center
    College Park, MD 20742
    (301) 226-4425 P
NIC :: North-American Interfraternity Conference

North-American Interfraternity Conference

The North-American Interfraternity Conference is the trade association representing 75 International and National Men's Fraternities. The NIC serves to advocate the needs of its member fraternities through enrichment of the fraternity experience; advancement and growth of the fraternity community; and enhancement of the educational mission of the host institutions. The NIC is also committed to enhancing the benefits of fraternity membership.

CoHEASAP Representatives
  • Peter Smithhisler
    Executive Vice President
    3901 W. 86th Street, Suite 390
    Indianapolis IN 46268-1791
    (317) 872-1112 P
  • Wade Lowhorn
    Director of Public Policy
    3901 W. 86th Street, Suite 390
    Indianapolis IN 46268-1791
NPC :: National Panhellenic Conference

National Panhellenic Conference

The mission of the National Panhellenic Conference is to support and promote women's fraternities as a positive element of the higher education experience. The National Panhellenic Conference, founded in 1902, is an umbrella organization for 26 inter/national women's fraternities and sororities. Each member group is autonomous as a social, Greek-letter society of college women and alumnae. Members are represented on over 620 college and university campuses in the United States and Canada and in over 5,300 alumnae associations, making up over 3 million sorority women in the world.

CoHEASAP Representatives
  • Nicki Meneley
    Executive Director
    National Panhellenic Conference
    3901 West 86th Street, Suite 398
    Indianapolis, IN 46268
    (317) 872-3185 P
  • Jane Sutton
    Chairman, National Panhellenic Council
    3901 West 86th Street, Suite 398
    Indianapolis, IN 46268
    (317) 872-3192 P
OMEGA :: Order of Omega

OmegaOrder of Omega

To recognize those fraternity men and women who have attained a high standard of leadership in interfraternity activities, to encourage them to continue along this line, and to inspire others to strive for similar conspicuous attainment;

To bring together outstanding fraternity men and women to create an organization which will help to mold the sentiment of the institution on questions of local and intercollegiate fraternity affairs.

To bring together members of the faculty, alumni, and student members of the institution's fraternities and sororities on a basis of mutual interest, understanding and helpfulness;

To help create an atmosphere where ideas and issues can be discussed openly across Greek lines and to help work out solutions.

CoHEASAP Representatives
  • Ed Whipple
    Senior Fellow NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
    111 K Street NE 10th Floor
    Washington DC 20002
    202.265.7500, ext 1192