Student Affairs Call to Action: Mauna Kea and TMT

To Our ACPA Community, We, the Commission for Social Justice Education (CSJE), are taking a stand concerning the State Government of Hawai’i’s intentions to allow the installation of a thirty-meter telescope (TMT) on sacred Native Hawaiian land found on Mauna Kea. Many kānaka maoli (Native Hawaiians, people Indigenous to Hawai’i) and allies have been vocal... Continue Reading →

Greek Life and LGBTQIA+ Center Partnerships, By: Scott Burden and Brigette Gardner

The national climate of fraternity and sorority life on college campuses is facing significant crisis management. From headline stories of hazing and unsafe practices that negatively impact the health and safety of students, including devastating deaths, it is easy to view the entire fraternal community in a negative light. If we are being honest, it... Continue Reading →

Enacting Social Justice: The Universal Job Duty in Student Affairs By: Bill Peterson

The latest revision of ACPA and NASPA’s (2015) Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Practitioners announced the renaming of the “Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion” competency area to “Social Justice and Inclusion.” Social justice—a process and a goal where the goal is “full and equal participation and support of all groups in a society that is... Continue Reading →

Difference and Discomfort: Christian Privilege Some of Its Consequences in Student Affairs; By: Dr. Jane Fried

After the recent upheavals on campuses on the East and West coast because faculty members expressed their opinions on white supremacy and heteronormativity were disciplined, Julia Golden Battle spoke up on the NASPA blog about freedom of speech for their voices, which are typically suppressed or ignored in student affairs. Her comments were followed by... Continue Reading →

CSJE Awards Nominations are Live!

Be sure you take the time to recognize those who are doing wonderful work in regards to Social Justice. This is a great opportunity to let someone know their hard work and dedication to Social Justice work is not going unnoticed.

Silencing Words to Keep Personal Agendas? By: Semline Delva

Social Justice education should be thought of as a way to learn and inform ourselves on certain freedoms and privileges all persons should have in society. In a perfect society, the constitution of the United States would work for everybody; some may call this notion equality and/or equity.  Unfortunately, we do not live in a... Continue Reading →

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