Professional Organizations


NACADA promotes and supports quality academic advising in institutions of higher education to enhance the educational development of students. NACADA provides a forum for discussion, debate, and the exchange of ideas pertaining to academic advising through numerous activities and publications. NACADA also serves as an advocate for effective academic advising by providing a Consulting and Speaker Service, an Awards Program, and funding for Research related to academic advising.


The National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions is an organization of over 900 health professions advisors at colleges and universities throughout the United States which serves as a resource for the professional development of health professions advisors. NAAHP has four regional associations — Central (CAAHP), Northeast (NEAAHP), Southeast (SAAHP), and West (WAAHP)


The purpose of ILACADA is to raise awareness and advocate for the academic advising profession among various represented stakeholders. ILACADA will be the recognized organization in Illinois to provide and support all professional development activities among academic advisors. In addition, we will promote and uphold the advising standards set forth and developed by NACADA. ILACADA intends to provide a mechanism of support and information for academic advisors and a forum for discussion and continued professional development. We will actively seek to partner with like minded organizations to provide a wide variety of professional development opportunities for our membership.

N4A: National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics

The purpose of this organization shall be:
1. To provide support, leadership and direction to its members endeavors; to cultivate and improve the opportunities for academic success for student-athletes in universities and colleges by providing informed, competent, and holistic advising;
2. To enhance communication between the academic and athletic communities while serving as a liaison between those communities;
3. To continue to elevate the status of this profession and develop leadership within the organization.