Upcoming Professional Development Events

Past Professional Development Events

2017 Fall Drive-In


The fall Drive-In Conference was held on September 25, 2017, at Clemson University. Each year campus communities grow more and more diverse, providing a college experience and creating a campus community that is increasingly more brilliant and vibrant.  This drive-in conference was designed for participants to learn and share best practices for meeting stakeholders in the middle – by providing opportunity to motivate and propel us all into action.  All professionals and graduate students, from all experience levels and backgrounds, were invited to meet in the middle and join the conversations at the fall drive-in conference. We had a great turn out of 144 attendees. For a visual recap of the conference, please visit the SCCPA Facebook page.


“Coffee and Conversation” Series

These were FREE, local, half-day professional development events. The purpose of Coffee and Conversation is to bring colleagues together to discuss relevant issues within Higher Education and to build professional networks across the state of South Carolina. Haven’t seen one in your region? Be on the lookout for future dates.


2017 Spring Drive-In

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For the 2017 Spring Drive-In, SCCPA partnered with the South Carolina Chapter of NODA (Association for Orientation, Transition, Retention in Higher Education) to co-sponsor the Drive-In on April 21, 2017. Sessions and speakers focused on the importance of integrity and ethics in higher education. Sessions varied and appealed to graduate students, new professionals and seasoned professionals.


2016 Fall Conference

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The 2016 Annual SCCPA Fall Conference was held in Charleston, SC on October 19-21, 2016.


2016 Spring Drive-In

The 2016 Spring Drive-In Conference was held April 8th, 2016 at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC. This one-day conference focused on new and mid-level professionals in pursuit of enlightening educational sessions and conversations in regards to current topics and issues in student affairs.

A CSAO Summit was also hosted by the SCCPA Presidents during the morning program. The Summit allowed for networking with other CSAOs and engagement in roundtable discussions about CSAO’s interactions with relevant topics and issues in our profession.


2015 Fall Conference

The 2015 SCCPA Fall Conference was hosted in partnership with SACSA and NASPA Region III. This conference was held in Greenville, SC, on October 31, 2015 through November 2, 2015.

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  • June 30, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Good Morning,

    My name is Olivia Fallen and I’m a graduate student at Clemson University in the Student Affairs program. I’m interested in attending the SCCPA conference and I was wondering how I should go about registering for the conference? Do I have to be a member of ACPA to go to the conference? Thanks in advance!


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