The Global Summit for Student Affairs and Services takes place every two years. The Summit brings leaders in student affairs and services from around the globe to engage in dialogue around critical issues in student affairs and services.

Past summits were in partnership with NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

For more information on the outcome of each summit can be found below:

2012 Summit, Washington, D.C. United States

Publication: 2012 Global Summit on Student Affairs and Services Proceedings by Callahan & Stanfieldast

2014 Summit, Rome, Italy (Host: European University College Association (EucA))

Press Release: EuCA Global Summit 2014

Publication: Trends in Higher Education: employability, competencies, and global civic engagement by  Maria Cinque, Brett Perozzi, Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo and Simona Miano

2016 Summit, Cape Town, South Africa (Host: The University of Stellenbosch)

Press Release: IASAS NASPA Global Summit 2016


Response: Global Summit 2016 UNESCO Student Affairs Response

University of Stellenbosch video on the Global Summit

2018 Summit, Santiago, Chile (Host: Universidad Católica de Chile)

The UNESCO Sustainable Development Goals was the guiding framework for the Summit. A follow-up letter of the work completed at the summit was sent to UNESCO in December 2018 and participants and President’s of the associations were asked to send this response to their national UNESCO commissioners.

Response: Letter to UNESCO