Our Mission

DCCPA, a state division of ACPA™, promotes the professional development of college student educators and higher education professionals within the District of Columbia and the metropolitan area.

DCCPA is dedicated to educators at all levels of experience and across functional areas and will:
A. Provide leadership to college student educators and higher education professionals in the District of Columbia and the metropolitan area.

B. Familiarize college student educators and higher education professionals with best practices and current trends leading to productive change and enhanced student learning.

C. Promote and provide professional development opportunities among members concerning higher education and student affairs issues, legislation, research, programming, and the international associations.

D. Serve as a leader for collaborations and connections between higher education professionals and college student educators in the District of Columbia and the metropolitan area.

E. Promote student affairs as a career to undergraduate and graduate students in the DC metropolitan area.

Our History

DCCPA was officially chartered in 2010 at the ACPA Summer Leadership meeting in Las Vegas. Since then, DCCPA has hosted a number of professional development opportunities, including annual conferences, webinars, Job Search Jump Start (in partnership with MCPA), and presentations by DCCPA members. Additionally, DCCPA hosts regular social events to connect members in our region. For more information about DCCPA, please review our Bylaws.

Our Future

Upcoming DCCPA events can be viewed on our Events Page.

After soliciting feedback from current DCCPA members and past Executive Board members, the 2014-2015 DCCPA Executive Board made the decision to become an Internal Chapter of ACPA, College Student Educators International. As DCCPA moves forward with the affiliation process, the Executive Board will continue to keep members informed of how this impacts membership and organizational practices – including revisions that may need to be made to the DCCPA Bylaws.