ACSD provides a unique niche for student development professionals who want to integrate their Christian faith with their practice in the field of student affairs. Your membership in ACSD connects you to hundreds of people with experience, interest, and expertise in a variety of student life roles and from many higher education institutions at a low annual membership rate of $50 per individual.

Annual membership is based on the calendar year and begins on January 1 (or from the date of sign up / renewal) and expires on December 31 of each membership year. 

Membership is open to all persons involved or interested in the student development profession in institutions of higher education who subscribe to the doctrinal statement and meet the requirements outlined in the bylaws.

Doctrinal Statement
  • We believe there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

  • We believe the Bible to be inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious death and atonement through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection and ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal, visible return in power and glory.

  • We believe man and woman created in the image of God, that they were tempted by Satan and fell, and that, because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary for salvation.

  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life, and by whom the church is empowered to carry out Christ’s great commission.

  • We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those who are saved unto the resurrection of life, and those who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

Constitution and By-Laws

Student development professionals from non-faith-based institutions are invited to join ACSD at no cost for a first time membership. Please contact  for more information PRIOR to filling out the membership form.

Please be prepared to complete the registration form, including payment  via credit card or paypal only.  If you do not complete the form, you will need to start over  to register. 


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