NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program

What is NUFP?

The NASPA Undergraduate Fellows program is a semi-structured mentoring program for undergraduate students wishing to explore and better understand the field of student affairs and/or higher education. At the University of Vermont, NUFP is a campus-based experience designed to provide Fellows with a broad understanding of higher education in general and the student affairs profession in particular in order to entertain a career in student affairs. Each individual Fellow, in consultation with his or her Mentor, selects experiences that will promote such understanding.

Some Topics of Discussion will include:

  • Current Issues in Higher Education
  • Social Justice
  • Professional Development Skills
  • The Graduate School Experience


Who Can Apply?

To be considered for admission to the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program, each applicant must meet the requirements listed below.

  • University of Vermont sophomore entering junior year
  • Identify as a member of a traditionally underrepresented or historically disenfranchised student population, including, but not limited to Black/African American, Asian, Hispanic/Latino(a), Indigenous (Native American, Alaskan, Hawaiian), Multiethnic, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, or as having a disability; and
  • Have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA at the time of application.


Goals of UVM NUFP Program

To provide enhancement of skill sets associated with NUFP and NASPA.

  • Writing, research and Presentation skills
  • Ethical decision making skills
  • Cultural Competency Skills
  • Power and Privilege

To provide an experience in Student Affairs

  • Mentor relationships
  • Understanding the history, mission, purpose, institutions and structures.
  • Goal setting and Evaluation
  • Literature about student affairs
  • Campus-based experiences

To provide an opportunity for professional development:

  • Network Opportunities
  • Attending conferences
  • Dungy Leadership Institute, student internships and Workshops
  • Explore career opportunities and graduate programs post graduation

Application Timeline:

Info sessions will take place

Info sessions will take place
Applications will be available online

Applications are due
Interview will occur
Applicants will be notified
Selected participants will choose a mentor and continue with NASPA application

NASPA applications are due

Notification by NASPA will occur



Joe Russell, Assistant Dean of Students