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 Overview of Committees

Career Services:

To assist the membership in meeting professional growth, employment, and advancement needs.  Major responsibilities of this committee include operation of the online Career Center on SACSA’s website, maintaining on-line Job Listings and Resumes;  assistance with the regional placement conference known as the Southern Placement Exchange; and to staff and operate the Career Services Center at the annual conference.

Conference Program: 

To coordinate and supervise plans for the annual conference; develop a program that will bring pertinent keynote speakers, professional development sessions, and research efforts to those in attendance.  To coordinate the program proposal selection process. To provide a forum for the exchange of information and ideas among professionals; and to acquaint members with the various benefits resulting from conference attendance. 

Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS):

The CAS representative's responsibility is to  assist the SACSA membership in remaining current with Council activities by presenting an interest session at the SACSA annual conference as well as providing other CAS-related professional development opportunities throughout the year. For more information on CAS, please click the following link: 

Local Arrangements: 

To coordinate with Executive Council, the Program Chair, the host hotel, and others in the planning of the annual conference.

Membership & Recruitment:   

To support the Association through on-going efforts to recruit new members and retain existing memberships within a specified state in the SACSA region.

Multicultural Awareness:  

To identify effective programs and practices that promote a more positive multicultural climate and combat racial/ethnic intolerance.  Plan programs at the annual conference.

New Professional/SACSA’s Newest:  

To provide orientation, mentoring, and networking opportunities for those individuals who are experiencing their first involvement with SACSA.


To solicit nominations for open positions on Executive Council; to coordinate the election of officers to these positions.

Non-Conference Programming:

To provide professional development outside of the annual conference. This will come from various webinars, roundtable discussions, resources provided on the SACSA website as well as many other programming efforts.


To advise the President and Executive Council on Roberts’ Rules of Order and to recommend changes to the by-laws based on feedback from officers, committee chairs, and the membership.

Research & Assessment: 

To encourage research in the college student affairs field; to provide current research and reports to the membership in a timely manner; and coordinate the selection and awarding of the SACSA Research Incentive Grant and the Dissertation of the Year Award.  Present both at the annual conference awards and recognition luncheon. 


To solicit resolutions from the membership; submit resolution considered and recommended by the committee to Executive Council; and present the resolutions endorsed by the Executive Council at the final business meeting for a vote by the membership at the annual conference.

SACSA's Newest

To provide orientation, mentoring, and networking opportunities for those individuals who are experiencing their first involvement with SACSA.

Sponsors & Exhibitors: 

To identify potential sponsors for the SACSA annual conference and to seek businesses and vendors interested in displaying their goods and services and partnering with the Association.

Time & Place:  

To recommend annual conference sites, including the city and hotel, to Executive Council according to the rotation schedule published in the policy manual; to travel to cities and negotiate contracts.


To develop and maintain a strong web site presence for the Association as well as the development of technology to advance the organization's effectiveness and efficiency.


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Our Mission
The mission of the Southern Association for College Student Affairs is to advance:
  • Opportunities for professional development;
  • Scholarship, research, and ethical practice; and
  • Understanding of issues impacting students and the student affairs profession, while fostering our core values of inclusiveness, professionalism, and collegiality.