SCCPA was established in 1970 to provide professional development, networking opportunities, leadership experience, and information on the latest trends and issues in our field. We strive to fulfill the mission and vision described below. As a state division of ACPA, we remain committed to the mission, vision, and goals of the national association as well.

View our 1970 – 2005 history document

View our 2020 – 2023 Strategic Plan


As a State Chapter of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), the South Carolina College Personnel Association (SCCPA) provides educational, professional development, and networking opportunities to serve a diverse and inclusive community of college student advocates.


SCCPA continuously strives to be the primary resource for student affairs professionals in South Carolina.


SCCPA desires to create a professional environment that fosters the following values and enables our diverse and inclusive community of college student advocates to model these values at their own institutions:

  • Diversity and Inclusion: SCCPA values being an open and welcoming organization that strives to build a culture that appreciates the authenticity, identities, perspectives, experiences, and knowledge of its members and the communities they serve.
  • Engagement: SCCPA values the intentional involvement of its members and collaborative partners to create opportunities to cultivate, mentor, and support students and professionals within the field of Higher Education.
  • Knowledge and Competency: SCCPA values the sharing of ethical practices, thought, research, and theory that will impact the leadership development and growth of its members.