The CSA is one of the operational councils of the APLU. This Council is composed of the chief student affairs or student life officers at member institutions and university systems. The CSA provides forums for discussion and dissemination of information on issues related to the college student experience: co-curricular opportunities; personal and professional growth; learning, progress, and completion; mental and physical health and wellness; and/or fundamental needs such as housing, financial aid, transportation, and/or food. The CSA advocates within APLU and works cooperatively with other Councils and Commissions to enhance institutional effectiveness and the student experience in these areas.
The CSA meets twice yearly during the CSA Business Meetings held during both the CSA Summer Forum and APLU Annual Meeting.
The CSA Summer Forum features topics most on the minds of senior/chief student affairs officers at member institutions and university systems. The program format emphasizes in-depth coverage of topics with a comprehensive discussion among CSA members. The CSA Summer Forum is a unique opportunity to spend quality time in an intimate setting with peers and leaders in the field. The Summer Forum is held in late June/early July every year.
The APLU Annual Meeting has become the premier event for public university leaders to meet and exchange ideas with colleagues from across the country and all of North America, learn about the latest challenges and opportunities facing public universities, and develop new ideas and initiatives to further strengthen our work. From the university community, presidents, chancellors, provosts, deans, and senior leaders for research, governmental affairs, public affairs, student affairs, finance and more are encouraged to attend. The Annual Meeting is held in November.