The Administrative Professional Association at Western Michigan University is a dues-based organization open to all eligible employees.

Wanted: new members

APA Join Today Administrative Professional Association.The Administrative Professional Association is hosting a competition that will begin at our General Meeting with PSSO on September 27 and run through Friday, October 5. To increase our ability to advocate on behalf of our employee group with WMU's senior leadership (strength in numbers!) the APA membership committee set a goal to increase membership by 20 percent for our fall campaign, and we're hoping you will help!

Please reach out to eligible co-workers to share information with them about APA's advocacy efforts for our employee group, as well as our networking and social activities. See the About page this website for talking points!

Current members will receive one point for each new member referred who joins APA at the General Meeting or in the week that follows; a registration table will be available at the meeting. Our membership registration form includes a "Referred by" line, so just be sure to have anyone you encourage to join to put your name on that line.

Prizes will be awarded to the top-three people who enlist new members:

1st place--$100 Miller Auditorium gift certificate

2nd place--$50 Bronco Athletics gift certificate

3rd place--$25 Roadhouse gift card

Active membership

Image of bean bag toss at the APA 2015 summer social event.

Summer Social

Active membership in the association

      • Join perpetually for $12 per year via payroll deduction
      • Join for one year at $15 via payroll deduction
      • Join for one year at $15 with a check

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Preliminary report of the 2017 staff engagement survey (April 25, 2018)

APA Statement of Support

The Administrative Professional Association, APA, acknowledges WMU's broad definition of diversity that was approved by the WMU Board of Trustees in 2006 in the Diversity and Multiculturalism Action Plan, DMAP, ( APA, stands in support of the Western Student Association, WSA, Statement of Solidarity ( This statement is a link on the APA website to demonstrate that we believe in the leadership of our students and value the diversity of our community. APA stands in support of the WMU-AAUP Resolution in Solidarity with Western Michigan University Students issued by the Association of American University Professors, AAUP, ( APA is committed to assuring that our community members feel included, accepted, respected, and empowered, (DMAP, p. 8, 2006) where diversity is practiced, celebrated, affirmed, and vigorously pursued, (DMAP, p. 9, 2006).


Lunch & Learn

On Thursday, June 14, 2018, Dr. Warren Hills, associate vice president for Human Resources, led a presentation and discussion on WMU leave policy including FMLA. This presentation was open to all Staff Compensation System employees.

Watch Recording via LiveStream

Membership meetings

(noon to 1 p.m., Miller Auditorium Grand Tier Lobby)

  • Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 

Executive board meetings

Board meetings take place on a monthly basis throughout the academic year. Meeting minutes can be reviewed here.

  • Monday, Aug. 13, 2018
  • Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018
  • Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018
  • Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018
  • Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018
  • Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019
  • Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019
  • Wednesday, April 10, 2019
  • Wednesday, May 8, 2019
  • Wednesday, June 12, 2019
  • Wednesday, June 10, 2019