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 is 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

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

The summit takes place every two years. Information on 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