About ACPA-Michigan

ACPA-Michigan is Michigan’s comprehensive professional development organization for college student educators.

We provide a forum for networking, professional development, and research and publishing opportunities for professionals working in higher education. Our members come from a wide array of student and academic affairs functions, and from institutions all over the state of Michigan. Our members work in areas such as Academic Advising, Residence Life, Career Services, Student Activities, Multicultural Services, and many others. In addition, our members represent over 40 different institutions across the state of Michigan, including both 2-year and 4-year as well as private and public institutions. We appeal to all levels of professional experience from graduate students to teaching faculty and from new professionals to senior student affairs officers.


Five Reasons to Join

  1. Stay up to date on the latest research and trends
  2. Network with colleagues across the state
  3. In-state professional development opportunities throughout the year
  4. Affordable, accessible and excellent membership and professional development opportunities
  5. You!


ACPA-Michigan is a state division of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA)

Being a comprehensive organization not only impacts the make-up of our membership but it also influences our purpose and programming. MCPA recognizes that members of the higher education community are connected through a commitment to college student learning and development. To assist our members in fulfilling that commitment, we strive to provide opportunities for personal and professional growth that will enhance the work of all student affairs professionals regardless of functional area, institutional type, or years in the field. We focus our programming on information regarding effective programs, research, theory development, diversity issues, legal issues, and ethical dilemmas in the areas of student development relevant to institutions of higher education in Michigan.



The Michigan division of the American College Personnel Association (MCPA) promotes and enhances student learning and development through the professional development of college student educators.

a) Provide opportunities for professional development;

b) Facilitate and enhance connections between and enhanced collegiate relationships among college student educators

c) Support graduate preparatory programs related to the profession of college student educators offered by institutions of higher education in Michigan;

d) Exchange relative information regarding best practices;

e) Encourage the scholarly research, application and dissemination of knowledge;



To be a leader in providing initiatives that enhances student learning and development, sustainability, and inclusion in higher education.

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