NACADA - National Academic Advising Association
"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  and funding for Research related to academic advising." (NACADA)

The Rocky Mountain Region 10 serves Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. "Serving all NACADA members through the facilitation of networking opportunities, leadership opportunities, and professional development activities, our ten regions are governed by elected officers who propose activities to support academic advisors, faculty advisors and advising administrators within their geographic regions. Region members conduct annual conferences, state and province or area drive-ins, promote NACADA membership and develop programs which fit the needs of their specific region." (NACADA)

"The mission of the National Orientation Directors Association is to provide education, leadership and professional development in the fields of college student orientation, transition and retention." (NODA)

"The National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) conducts, promotes, and disseminates disciplined inquiries to inform and improve transfer policy and practice." (NISTS)

"The National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition serves as the trusted expert, internationally recognized leader, and clearinghouse for scholarship, policy, and best practice for all postsecondary student transitions." (National Resource Center)