Student Development
NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program

NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program

  • 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.

    NUFP Program Elements

    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

    On-campus Mentorship

    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.

    Regional and Annual Conference Programming

    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.

    Summer Internship

    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.

    Summer Leadership Institute

    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.

    Admission Requirements

    • Be an undergraduate student of at least sophmore class standing
    • Identify as a member of a historically disenfranchised student population, i.e. Black/African American, Asian, Hispanic/Latino(a), Indigenous (Native American, Alaskan, Hawaiian), Multiethnic, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, or as having a disability;
    • Have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA at the time of application.

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