The Global Summit for Student Affairs and Services takes place every two years in partnership with NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. The Summit brings together key leaders in student affairs and services from around the globe to engage in dialogue around critical issues in student affairs and services.

Associations from around the world who are supporting students and working in tertiary and higher education are invited to the summit. We are aware there are more student affairs and services staff working in the United States of America and North America and we try to have a balance of different countries represented. At times we try to use the Regional Coordinators to help offset this balance. In addition we look for key leaders in parts of the world that are doing student affairs and services work where they may not have an organization or association in place. We keep the number of participants to 50-70. If you are interested in learning more please email Lisa at

After the first summit held at the NASPA headquarters in Washington, DC, the Global Summit Planning committee (equal members from NASPA and IASAS) decided to add a host to the planning committee. The first host in 2014 was EuCA (European University College Association) and the 2016 host was Stellenbosch University.

For more information on the summit: Perozzi, B. (2016) Guiding Principles of the Global Summit

Past media releases can be found here: Press Release – EuCA Global Summit 2014 &  Media release – IASAS NASPA Global Summit 2016

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

2014 Publication: Trends in Higher Education: employability, competencies, and global civic engagement by Maria Cinque, Brett Perozzi, Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo and Simona Miano

2016 Publication: Global Summit 2016 UNESCO Student Affairs Response

2016 University of Stellenbosch video on the Global Summit