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History of JASPA

The Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators (JASPA) is a conference of the Association of Jesuit Colleges & Universities (AJCU). JASPA was originally founded in 1954 as the Conference of Jesuit Student Personnel Administrators (CJSPA). In the Fall of 1981, JASPA became the official name of the organization and JASPA continues today, as the original members of CJSPA intended, to work to promote the mission of Jesuit higher education.

Members of JASPA represent the 28 Jesuit Colleges and Universities in the United States and also includes affiliate members from other institutions.

Overview of JASPA

The Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators (JASPA) is comprised of student affairs administrators at the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the U.S. JASPA hosts a spring conference in conjunction with the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) annual meeting. Once every five years, JASPA hosts a week-long Summer Institute on a member campus. The next Summer Institute is scheduled for 2020 at Loyola University Chicago. Throughout the year, JASPA promotes the professional development, formation and collaboration of student affairs administrators working in Jesuit, Catholic higher education through a robust offering of programs and online enrichment.