As a student affairs practitioner it is sometimes difficult to initiate successful collaboration with other campus partners. In particular, many faculty colleagues only expect us to provide programs and activities without recognizing that we enhance student learning. While Student Affairs programs may often be entertaining by design, our students benefit from creative approaches to learning outside the classroom that yield outcomes such as practical leadership skills, identity development, critical thinking, or character building. Successful collaboration exists when all parties are willing to engage in partnerships that foster learning among students. Acknowledging that it is sometimes difficult to take the first steps to create such partnerships with faculty, we will share a few strategies to help effectively build robust relationships with academic affairs colleagues across campus.