NUFP is a mentoring program sponsored by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), for students wishing to explore and better understand the field of student affairs and/or higher education. The fellowship is a two year commitment, during which participants meet regularly with an assigned Seattle University student affairs professional that serves as their mentor. Selected students are responsible for completing a project that supports the efforts of a department within the Division of Student Development.
The following are the four main components of the NUFP. Fellows who successfully complete all four components of the program will achieve all of the learning outcomes.
Fellows and their Mentors participate in an ongoing exchange designed to provide the Fellow with a chance to develop a sense of what a career in student affairs or higher education might be like.
Fellows are provided specific programming at NASPA's annual conference, as well as many regional conferences. Small amounts of funds are available to help defray the cost of attendance.
Fellows are offered the opportunity to apply and participate in a paid summer internship in student affairs or higher education, at an institution other than their own, as a means of broadening their experience base and their perspective on student affairs and higher education.
Fellows are invited to apply to and attend the Summer Leadership Institute (SLI), a four-day workshop focused on skill building and career development. Fellows have the opportunity to meet and interact with other Fellows and administrators from across the country, as well as student affairs administrators serving as institute faculty.
Interested in exploring an opportunity to participate in NUFP? Applications are accepted in the Fall and Spring at the NASPA NUFP website.
For more information on NUFP, please visit naspa.org/nufp