Membership Benefits


ACSD Ideas is an online digest of articles, news and information written by ACSD members intended to help Christian college student development professionals to be imaginative and effective in their work so that they can make a bigger impact on their campuses and the needs of the wider world.

Growth is the official research journal of ACSD. This annual publication provides a forum for members to publish original research and gives members access to beneficial resource material intended to inform good practice.

Career Center

The Career Center provides a members-only job search bulletin on our website and at the Annual Conference. Members can search for existing positions, submit a position opening at their institution, or post their resume for others to review. This is an excellent resource for employers who are looking to hire highly qualified Christian student affairs professionals, as well as for candidates seeking positions in higher education.  

Annual Conference

Join us for a time of professional challenge, spiritual refreshment, fellowship, and fun. Keynote speakers will focus on Christian community from the individual, local, national, and global perspectives. Professional development workshops will focus on “best practices” in student affairs and the integration of Christian faith and the profession.  Professional gatherings will provide opportunities to connect and network with others in your specific program area, such as Career Services, Counseling Services, Disability Services, Health & Wellness, Judicial Affairs, Orientation, Multicultural Affairs, Residence Life, Safety & Security, Student Activities, and Student Leadership.


The Collaboratives are special interest groups in which members can connect with others with similar professional interests and experience. Collaboratives provide opportunities for the exchange of ideas through the use of online discussion threads, publication opportunities, and face-to-face gatherings at the Annual Conference. Current Collaboratives include:

  • Career Service Professionals
  • Commuter Services
  • First Year Experience
  • Housing and Residence Life
  • Multicultural
  • New Professionals
  • Student Conduct and Behavioral Intervention
  • Student Engagement and Leadership
  • Student Success

Webinars (and archives)

ACSD hosts 3-5 national webinars per year on current student development topics. Registration to the live webinars (and access to recorded webinars) are available free of charge for all current ACSD members. For a link to webinar information, click here.

Retreats for New and Mid-Level Professionals

ACSD offers two retreats prior to the annual conference to benefit new professionals (annually) and those in mid-level positions (every other year). These are great professional development and networking opportunities that are sure to encourage two of the largest segments of our membership! Check out the following links to learn more about the New Professionals Retreat or the Mid-Level Professionals Retreat

Research Grants for Qualifying Applicants

The Association for Christians in Student Development (ACSD) is an organization that is committed to scholarship and research that contributes to the field of student development, higher education, and the professional development of the membership. To encourage such endeavors the ACSD Executive committee has established a research grant program for use by the membership.

Regional and Collaborative Grants

The Association for Christians in Student Development (ACSD) has funds available to sponsor efforts by initiatives by collaboratives or regional gatherings for purposes that directly connect with ACSD’s values.