student organizations

Joining a student organization is a great way to get connected to the school and other students interested in similar career paths. The School of Community Resources & Development encourages its students to become involved in student organizations which provide peer support, networking and career development opportunities.

The School of Community Resources & Development encourages its students to become involved in student organizations which provide peer support, networking and career development opportunities.

Nonprofit Leadership Alliance student association 

The Nonprofit Leadership Leadership Alliance Student Association (NLASA)/ASU provides undergraduate students of Arizona State University with an opportunity to connect with other students interested in the field of nonprofit leadership and management. NLASA/ASU provides its members with cultural, social, and educational co-curricular opportunities with the intent of enriching students' professional leadership potential in this important service field. Preparing, educating, and inspiring future nonprofit leaders is the goal of NLASA/ASU. Members of NLASA/ASU are students pursuing national certification through Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, Inc. and they come from any major and any campus of the university.

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Association of Fundraising Professionals

The ASU Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) collegiate chapter is a professional organization for men and women planning to enter the field of nonprofit development and management. The AFP Collegiate Chapter is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students from any major and any campus at the university. The purpose of this chapter is to provide personal and professional education and networking opportunities for its members. The collegiate chapter is associated with The Association of Fundraising Professionals, an international organization representing 26,000 professionals.

Interested students should contact the AFP Collegiate Chapter President:
Erika Karner,

Chapter faculty advisors:
Dr. Robert Ashcraft,
Anne Kotleba, 

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Arizona State Therapeutic Recreation Association 

ASTRA Student Club is a paraprofessional organization that has teamed up with professionals throughout the state of Arizona who believe in utilizing recreational interventions to improve an individual's quality of life.

The purpose of the ASTRA Student Club is to enhance the educational and leadership experiences of all students; in order to advance future networking and career opportunities. Other goals that we support through ASTRA is to promote professional excellence in Therapeutic Recreation by increasing public awareness, advocating for excellence in the educational and clinical arenas, enhancing the knowledge base of the profession through educational opportunities, and promoting research-based practice.

We encourage student membership in the fields of: recreation, nursing, physical and occupational therapy, social work and counseling, special education, primary and secondary education, and other science-service based majors that are willing to participate in facilitating therapeutic activities and events.

President: Kelly Walsh
Vice President: Whitney Smith and Alexa Almond
Faculty Advisor: Kelly Ramella
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Meeting Professionals International student club at ASU

The ASU Student Club provides direct contact with professionals in the meetings and events industry.  Student Membership in AzMPI increases students opportunities to gain internships, industry education and knowledge, part-time and full-time jobs, and participation in domestic and international student initiatives.

President: TBD
Vice President: TBD
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Woojin Lee

Arizona Contact:

Global Contact:

Meeting Professionals International Website:

Nonprofit Leadership & Management student association

The Nonprofit Leadership and Management Student Association (NLMSA) at Arizona State University gathers students together with interests in nonprofit organizations for social, educational, and professional development opportunities.

Membership is open to any undergraduate student with exploratory interest in the nonprofit field or who is pursuing the NLM degree, minor, certificate or emphasis track in the field of nonprofit leadership and management. Our mission is to prepare and inspire future nonprofit leaders by networking with practitioners, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Interested students should contact the NLMSA faculty advisor Dr. Robert Ashcraft at

Parks & Recreation Student Association

The mission of the Parks and Recreation Students' Association is to enrich the academic, social and professional experiences of parks and recreation majors. The PRSA provides opportunities for community service, networking, fun, member benefits, learning, and leadership.

For more information contact: 

President – Gabrielle Mahajlovich

VP – Lorenzo Halloran

Faculty advisor:  Dr. Eric Legg,

Travel & Tourism Student Association

The purpose of the Travel and Tourism Student Association is to bring together students who are interested in the travel and tourism industry, helping members to become better acquainted with peers and interact with industry professionals, with the intention of promoting academic, social, and professional success.

International Association of Fairs & Expositions

The International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) is a voluntary, not-for-profit corporation, serving state, provincial, regional, and county agricultural fairs, shows, exhibitions, and expositions. Its associate members include state and provincial associations of fairs, non-agricultural expositions and festivals, associations, corporations, and individuals engaged in providing products and services to its members, all of whom are interested in the improvement of fairs and allied fields.