School Membership

The Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities specializes in low and no-cost programming for campus life.  Our mission is to help student life departments with limited resources make more of an impact on their campuses.  APCA is a staunch advocate of purposeful programming that incorporates meaningful, assessable learning outcomes that can improve retention levels on your campus. 


Become a Member for Only $269 Per Year

Member Benefits

Become an APCA Member and you will receive: 

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APCA members save up to 30% on conference fees and resources


Free publications, resources and networking opportunities for your professional development


Search & download artists and vendors by region, state, agency, etc.


Network with students and advisors from neighboring schools and meet new entertainers, speakers, and vendors. Opportunities to serve on your Regional Team.


Eligible for APCA Gems Program and APCA Regional and National Awards.


Opportunity to be interviewed and featured on "APCA TV" and/or Campus Life Trends (CLT) Magazine.

Why should I participate?

Development and Savings! We will keep you informed of the latest professional development trends and student theory, organize and motivate your student boards, and give you the resources to stretch your programming dollars. Our workshops and campus activities planning conferences feature nationally-known student life theorists and cost-saving programs to keep your budget under control.


How does APCA help my budget?

We bring value! APCA membership fees are the lowest by far in the marketplace, at only $299 per year. That fee covers every club and student organization on your campus. Our new Virtual Pass is an affordable way for all of your students and staff to stay engaged all semester long, receive virtual training and development, and attend virtual campus activities planning conferences! Our value-packed live conference delegate fees also include four hot meals, educational sessions for advisors and students, showcases, conference swag and materials, and access to all conference events. If you program campus activities or facilitate professional & student development programs, we will help you stretch your dollars!


What our student life professionals are saying...

Luke Kopp_Advisor_Univ of Pikeville

Luke Kopp

Director of Student Activities and Leadership Development
University of Pikeville

"After attending my first APCA as a student, back around 2011-12, I realized that Student Activities is something I had a passion for and wanted to keep doing. So here I am, a decade later, serving as the Director of Student Activities at a smaller rural institution and I love it. I thrive off of hearing our students say that we've provided them programs and activities that they would otherwise see at larger institutions. My goal is to provide that large school feel, even in our small rural areas."


Kedrick Nicholas

Dean of Student Services
McNeese State University

“APCA is a fantastic experience for any institution. Large, medium, and small schools can all benefit from what APCA has to offer. Through my years of attending their conferences I have enhanced my knowledge as a student affairs professional, further developed my student leaders, and saved thousands of university dollars through block booking with neighboring institutions. It’s an unbeatable opportunity.”

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Lisa Bartram

Director of Student Activities
University of the Cumberlands

"I have been a member of APCA for the past 16 years. During this time, the APCA staff has always been helpful and supportive of my program. They have provided a safe, affordable way for us (Student Activities Directors) to network with agents, share ideas between schools, and book performers. I am always impressed with their professionalism and creativity at the National Conferences year after year. They have never hesitated to help me when I have needed advice or had questions regarding programing or contractual issues. I would wholeheartedly recommend any school to join APCA."

Ana Salgado_Advisor

Ana Salgado

Student Activities/Cross-Cultural Coordinator
Sauk Valley Community College

"I am a proud member of APCA because they genuinely care about helping me serve students with quality programming. APCA has connected me with wonderful speakers and given me the tools I needed to continue serving students during a season that could have depleted anyone’s energy. They have worked hard to put people in front of us that can make a positive difference for our students, for us as coordinators, and to remind us that our leadership matters.”


Heather Trumble, M.S.

Student Life Technical Assistant
Niagra County Community College
"The level of engagement that happens at an APCA conference is something not to be missed. APCA has been such a rewarding experience for my student leaders and myself. I have been a member of APCA for about 10 years now, and they are constantly working hard to provide new ideas, programs and content that is specific and relevant to your students and your professional development. APCA offers the opportunity for your students to find great talent and affordable programming, gives you the ability to network with institutions in your region and nationally, and they truly make you feel a part of the APCA family.”
Jeff Foote_SUNY Cobleskill

Jeff Foote

Director of Student Life
SUNY Cobleskill

"I cannot describe how excited my students are every year for the APCA Conference. With the discounts that we get from the Co-op buying process, we are able to save enough money to pay for the entire conference experience. Beyond that, however, it’s great to be able to work with the other schools in our area in a synergistic way. My students have developed great relationships with their peers at other schools as a result of the experience.”


APCA: The Most Value in the Campus Activities Market

APCA is the best decision you can make to further your professional and student development. We ensure the best value for your event programming dollars, and have a long track record of success. Our event experiences are guaranteed, with an excellent reputation for consistently exceeding our delegates' expectations. Contact us now to incorporate affordable, assessable and meaningful campus activities resources and training into your campus event programming!

Become a Member! Only $269/ yr