Affiliate entities are an important part of the campus public safety community. They include groups such as federal agencies, associations serving institutions of higher education, and professional and nonprofit organizations. We have compiled a list of these affiliates, listed alphabetically, for your easy reference. This is a "living list" that will continue to grow and expand over time. We encourage you to regularly visit this list for updates.
American College Counseling Association (ACCA)
ACCA is an Association for those persons in higher education to include colleges, universities, community and technical college settings, whose professional identity is counseling and whose purpose is fostering students’ development. ACCA strives to support and enhance the practice of college counseling, to promote ethical and responsible professional practice, to promote communication and exchange among college counselors across service areas and institutional settings, to encourage cooperation with other organizations related to higher education and college student development, and to provide leadership and advocacy for the profession of counseling in higher education.
American College Health Association (ACHA)
Since 1920, the ACHA has linked college health professionals throughout the nation (and more recently around the globe), forming a collaborative networking base. Their mission is to serve as the principal leadership organization for advancing the health of college students and campus communities through advocacy, education, and research.
American College Personnel Association (ACPA) - College Student Educators International
The ACPA, headquartered in Washington, D.C. at the National Center for Higher Education, is a comprehensive student affairs association that advances student affairs and engages students for a lifetime of learning and discovery. Founded in 1924, the ACPA has nearly 7,500 members representing 1,200 private and public institutions from across the U.S. and around the world. Members include graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in student affairs/higher education administration programs, faculty, and student affairs educators, from entry level to senior student affairs officers, and organizations and companies that are engaged in the campus marketplace.
American Council on Education (ACE)
ACE conducts public policy advocacy, research, and other initiatives related to key higher education issues and plays a significant role in higher education leadership development. ACE addresses the rapidly changing needs of America’s colleges and universities by providing research and identifying innovative practices.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) funds research, creates educational programs, advocates for public policy, and supports survivors of suicide loss. AFSP has 67 local chapters with programs and events nationwide.
American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)
The American Indian Higher Education Consortium's (AIHEC's) function, since its inception in the mid-1970s, is advocacy. Over the past three decades, AIHEC has worked to help ensure that the principle of tribal sovereignty is recognized and respected and that Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) are equitably included in this nation's higher education system. AIHEC provides leadership and influences public policy on American Indian higher education issues through advocacy, research, and program initiatives; promotes and strengthens Indigenous languages, cultures, communities, and tribal nations; and through its unique position, serves member institutions and emerging TCUs.
Anti-Violence Project (AVP)
AVP empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supporting survivors through counseling and advocacy. AVP provides direct services such as immediate crisis intervention, safety planning, short or long-term counseling, police, court and social services advocacy and accompaniment, information and referrals to anyone who calls their hotline or comes to their main offices or intake sites throughout the five boroughs of New York.
Arte Sana (art heals) is a national Latina-led nonprofit committed to ending sexual violence and other forms of gender-based aggressions and engage marginalized communities as agents of change. Arte Sana promotes capacity building, awareness, healing, and empowerment through bilingual professional training, community education, and the arts.
Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (API Institute)
The API Institute is a national resource center on domestic violence, sexual violence, trafficking, and other forms of gender-based violence in Asian and Pacific Islander communities. It serves a national network of advocates, community-based organizations, national and state programs, legal, health, and mental health professionals, researchers, policy advocates and activists from social justice organizations working to eliminate violence against women. It analyzes and addresses critical issues; provides consultation, technical assistance and training; conducts research; and engages in policy advocacy.
Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA)
ASCA's mission is to support higher education professionals by providing education materials and resources, intentional professional development opportunities and a network of colleagues to facilitate best practices of student conduct administration and conflict resolution on college and university campuses.