NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program

NUFP students and mentors

Apply to be a NUFP Fellow

The fall application deadline is September 1, 2017. Learn more about the application.

NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health and sustainability of the student affairs profession. The NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP) at UC Davis is a semi-structured mentoring program and cohort experience for undergraduate students that are interested in or exploring the field of student affairs. The mission of the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program is to increase the number of historically disenfranchised and underrepresented professionals in student affairs and/or higher education, including but not limited to those of racial and ethnic-minority background; those having a disability; and those identifying as LGBTQIA.

If you are interested in getting involved in NUFP at UC Davis, please contact NUFP Chairs Molly Bechtel and/or Krissy Ocampo.

To learn more about the national and international NUFP program, please refer to the NASPA NUFP web page.

Learning Outcomes

NUFP activities are structured around a set of learning outcomes, which are reflected in the curriculum, training, and Institutes for the program, and also provide the basis for program assessment. As a result of their participation in NUFP at UC Davis, fellows will develop:

  • Writing, research, and presentation skills.
  • Ethical decision making skills.
  • Cultural competency skills.
  • Professional networking skills.
  • Ability to identify and develop personal, academic, and career goals.
  • Awareness and understanding of engaged citizenship and service.
  • Understanding about multiple relationships to power and privilege.
  • Understanding of the history, mission, and purpose of student affairs and the various institutional types and structures within higher education.
  • Understanding of NASPA’s organization and structure.

Program Elements

Once selected, fellows must remain involved in a number of ways. Program requirements include:

  • NUFP Orientation Session (October)
  • Professional development workshops (monthly)
  • Cohort check-in meetings (monthly)
  • Mentor-Fellow meetings (monthly)
  • Mid-Year NUFP Evaluation (due January 15)
  • NUFP Project (spring quarter)
  • State of the NUFP Symposium (May)
  • End-of-year NUFP Evaluation (due July 15)

NUFP participants may apply for funding and support to attend one NASPA-sponsored event per year. These events include:

  • Western Regional Conference
  • NASPA National Conference
  • The Dungy Leadership Institute