NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program
What is NUFP?
The NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP) is a semi-structured mentoring program for undergraduate students from historically disenfranchised and underrepresented backgrounds, including but not limited to individuals of racial and ethnic-minority background, who have a disability, and those identifying as LGBTQ.
NUFP is a program for undergraduate students who would like to explore and learn about the Student Affairs or Higher Education career field. This program aims to diversify and broaden the pipeline of Student Affairs/Higher Education. Students accepted into the program are known as Fellows and will be mentored by a Student Affairs/Higher Education professional in the area the student has chosen to learn more about. Fellows in this program will have opportunities for professional development events such as internships, leadership institutes, on-campus mentoring, and conference participation.
To learn more about the history of NUFP and how this program was established, please visit the NUFP page on the NASPA website.
What is Student Affairs?
Student Affairs is a component of colleges and universities that aims to provide primary student services to students from various backgrounds. Departments and programs within Student Affairs helps enhance students’ experiences inside and outside of the classroom while being focused on the student’s needs, educational growth, academic achievement, and professional development.
Areas of student services includes an array of departments such as Ethnic Centers, Student Health & Counseling, Student Activities, Career Services, and Recreational Services among others.
For a full listing of all the departments within Student Affairs at the University of New Mexico, check out the directory.
Benefits of being a NUFP Fellow:
- Professional development opportunities: Internships, Conferences, Leadership Institutes, and Scholarships.
- On-campus mentoring
- Connect with on-campus resources
- Network with Student Affairs/Higher Education professionals.
- Learn about a new career option