NYSACAC has the following Special Interest Groups (SIGs).
Membership in these groups is open to all NYSACAC members.
For information on joining NYSACAC, please click here.


ACCEPT (Admissions Community Cultivating Equity & Peace Today) SIG

Co-Chairs: Aaron Ray and Risa Dubow

ACCEPT empowers college admissions professionals who seek to center anti-racism, equity, and justice in our work and communities. ACCEPT will lead the college admissions profession in creating an equitable, just, and anti-racist path to post-secondary education. 

For more information, please email
[email protected].

African Diaspora SIG
Co-Chairs: Shameek Robinson & Kaity Modesto

The African Diaspora SIG is a place where people can discuss and seek solutions to issues around college access and success as they pertain to both professionals in the field and students who identify as members of the African Diaspora. The group will also decide how to respond to various events that affect our students and colleagues who are contending with racism and acts of hate in professional or academic settings.

For more information, please email [email protected]

Community College/Transfer SIG
Co-Chairs: Dave Follick & Robin Graff

The Community College/Transfer SIG is designed to engage people in discussion about the unique issues facing community colleges and transfer students. This is a special interest group for the discussion of issues that relate specifically to the students at community colleges and those that transfer from a community college to a 4-year institution.

For more information, please email
[email protected]

Latinx SIG

Co-Chairs: Meylin Andares, Yohaly Navarrete & Estrella Redondo

The Latinx SIG represents the perspectives and concerns of professionals who are responsible for guidance, recruitment, and transition (from high school to college) of Latino students. We will also provide the opportunity to discuss/disseminate, and represent any and all related topics, issues, and trends relevant to Latino/Hispanic college admission counseling.

For more information, please email
[email protected]

LGBTQAI+ SIG
Co-Chairs: Emmanuel Cruz (he/him), Erica Padilla (she/her) & Lenni Foreman (they/them)

The LGBTQAI+ SIG provides opportunities for members to discuss issues of college admission that affect LGBTQAI+ students and others. The LGBTQAI+ SIG will address issues by offering opportunities to engage in discussion and act as an agent for change.

For more information, please email [email protected]

Women in Admission SIG
Co-Chairs:
Lisa Sohmer & Ana Henriquez 

The Women in Admission SIG's mission is to support anyone who identifies as a woman to achieve success in the admission profession. The purpose of the group is to assist women in navigating the complexities of our profession including topics such as, but not limited to, sexism, equal pay, and work-life balance. The group also supports the retention and advancement of women in the admission field.

For more information, please email: [email protected] 

Work on Identity and Status for Healing (WE-WISH) SIG
Co-Chairs
: Danny Robinson & Karen Archibee 

The WE-WISH Special Interest Group seeks to provide space for college admissions professionals that are interested in and dedicated to the understanding and dismantling White Fragility and privilege in our profession.  Participants will engage in topics, issues and trends relevant to conversation surrounding racial privilege in admission counseling.  The group will also focus on work to be done at the individual and systems level to increase awareness of white privilege in our profession, and move the profession into anti-racist practices.  This will be achieved through articles, meetings, workshops, which will all be available through a combination of in person and technological means.  It will encompass the perspectives of those professionals who are responsible for the counseling, guidance, education, recruitment and transition (from high school to college) of all students.

For more information, please email[email protected]