Who We Are

Our Mission: CUPA-HR is higher ed HR. We serve higher education by providing the knowledge, resources, advocacy and connections to achieve organizational and workforce excellence.

As the association for HR professionals in higher education, CUPA-HR provides leadership on higher education workplace issues in the U.S. and abroad. We monitor trends, explore emerging workforce issues, conduct research, and promote strategic discussions among colleges and universities.

Our members are CUPA-HR. We are more than 23,000 HR professionals and other campus leaders at 2,000 member organizations, including:

  • 93 percent of all U.S. doctoral institutions
  • 78 percent of all master’s institutions
  • 56 percent of all bachelor’s institutions and
  • Almost 700 community colleges and specialized institutions

We provide opportunities for our members to connect with one another and to develop professionally by hosting conferences and webinars, publishing tools and resources, and offering online communities for collaboration.

We also partner with other higher education and HR management associations to advocate on legislative and compliance issues that impact the higher ed workplace.