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Our Student Affairs Forum is designed to help leaders in this field navigate this rapidly evolving landscape, with research, resources, and strategies that will empower you and your team to accelerate cross-institutional initiatives and make progress toward key goals. We provide guidance on the following areas:

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"I want to spend my time…boots on the ground, serving my community. So what EAB provides me is the relief to be able to do that."

Mamta Accapadi, Vice President for Student Affairs, Rollins College

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Though many students struggle with their transition to college, first-generation college students are often left to navigate the transition without advice from their families. These students often face additional adjustment barriers, from difficulty accessing important resources to difficulty connecting with support networks on campus. The four tactics highlighted in this infographic outline proactive, campus-wide approaches—leveraging…

To prove ROI, institutions are focused on preparing students for post-graduate success. Given their pre-existing programs and access to undergraduates, student affairs practitioners can play a unique role in this institutional priority. The strategies profiled in this infographic represent six ways student affairs can have the greatest impact in supporting experiential learning. These strategies range…

Last week, President Trump issued an executive order that mandates colleges uphold free speech and foster an environment that promotes diverse debate or potentially lose federal research funds. The order will not immediately impact campuses, as the order directs public institutions to abide by the First Amendment and private institutions to follow their stated institutional…

Over the last few years, the heightened demand for campus mental health services has drawn attention from institutional stakeholders, the public, and the media. Divisional staff, cabinet leaders, and presidents are increasingly asking questions about how the demand is met on campus. Student affairs leaders often must serve as educators-in-chief for campus partners about the…

When faced with a period of unrest, institutions must strike a delicate balance between keeping the campus safe while also teaching students to be responsible activists. Today’s students are often interested in learning how to be more effective advocates for change on their campuses and in their communities, but they may not be prepared for…

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About the Webconference Food and housing insecurity are emerging issues for colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada. As college-going rates continue to rise, EAB expects these issues to grow in prominence across the coming years, posing a significant challenge to students’ academic success and well-being. This webconference will: Explore trends in basic needs…

Join us at a 2019-2020 National Meeting Colleges and universities have made strides in meeting growing pressure for safer and more inclusive campus environments. But student affairs leaders know there is more work to be done, particularly in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election. The Student Affairs Forum 2019-2020 meeting series focuses on top…