The Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities specializes in affordable programming for campus life. We strive to help student life departments maximize their resources to make the greatest impact on their campus! APCA is a staunch advocate of purposeful programming that incorporates meaningful, assessable learning outcomes that can improve retention levels at your institution.
APCA members save up to 30% on delegate fees for Programming Conferences and Leadership Institutes!
Develop relationships with professionals and students from schools around the country, and meet new artists and agents for your programming needs.
Free publications, resources, and opportunities for your professional and student development.
Members are eligible for APCA Regional and National Awards.
APCA provides certification opportunities at for professionals and students. CE credits offered at all APCA events are recognized by the Higher Education Consortium on Student Affairs Certification!
Opportunity to be interviewed and featured on Pivot Your Programs webinars, Campus Life Trends (CLT) Magazine, and much more!
Development and savings! We will keep you informed of the latest professional development trends and student theory, help to 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 maximize your budgets.
We combine quality with value! APCA membership fees are the lowest in the marketplace, at only $299 per year. This fee covers every club and student organization on your campus.
APCA Members save up to 30% on event delegate fees, which for in-person conferences include up to 5 hot meals, all Showcases and Events, Educational Sessions for advisors and students, tons of conference swag and materials, and so much more. Save even more by booking your campus events with other schools in your area during our Cooperative Buying programs! If you program campus activities or facilitate professional & student development programs, we will help you stretch your dollars.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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 is the best decision you can make to further your professional and student development. We ensure the best value for your programming dollars, and we 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!