About ACPA-Michigan

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

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.

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 ACPA College Student Educators International (ACPA-Michigan) promotes and enhances student success through the professional development of college student practitioners and educators.


To be a leader within the state of Michigan in providing resources and initiatives that enhance student success, sustainability, and inclusion.


  1. Provide opportunities for professional development, personal growth and ethical practices.
  2. Facilitate connections and cultivate relationships among college student practitioners and educators.
  3. Support and encourage participation of graduate preparatory programs related to the profession of college student educators offered by institutions of higher education.
  4. Encourage the scholarship, research, and dissemination of knowledge about student success and its impact on the Student Affairs profession.
  5. Promote outreach and advocacy on issues of concern for college student practitioners and educators.
  6. Foster and facilitate a culture of inclusive leadership practices within our organization and all of the higher education profession.

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