Dear Wisconsin Student Affairs Colleague,

This is an exciting opportunity for you to become involved with the Wisconsin College Personnel Association (WCPA). WCPA strives itself to be the comprehensive student affairs organization in the state, bringing functional areas together for greater connections, learning, and professional development opportunities at a very reasonable cost. Please see below reasons you should consider being a member!

Who we are

Founded in 1971, WCPA is the only comprehensive student affairs organization in Wisconsin, representing student affairs personnel from colleges and universities across the state. Functional areas represented include Admissions, Orientation, Student Activities, Academic Advising, Career Services, Graduate Studies, Residence Life, Senior Student Affairs, Judicial Affairs, Wellness, Multicultural Programs, Counseling, Registrars, Faculty, and more.


Recipient of 2 national awards from our parent organization ACPA (College Student Educators International)

  • The Innovation Award (for Student Affairs 101 for undergraduates)
  • The Outstanding State/International Division

WCPA seeks to

  • Provide opportunities for professional development for student affairs professional
  • Recognize achievements of our members through WCPA awards
  • Participate in research in higher education
  • Facilitate opportunities for networking with student affairs professionals from a wide range of disciplines


WCPA Professional Development Opportunities

Annual Fall Conference is a low cost conference registration, which includes a one year membership to WCPA. It is two days of great information, great colleagues, at a great location. It is an opportunity for you and/or your staff to share your innovative programs and success stories.

Professional Development Institutes (PDI) provide a high quality, low cost, local opportunity for professional development. Workshops presented by leaders in student affairs.

Scholarships and Awards

  • ACPA Scholarship
  • Annabelle E. Wolf “Outstanding Service in College Student Personnel” Award.
  • Randy Thrush WCPA Leadership Award
  • Daniel Siler Student Scholarship
  • Support Staff Professional Award
  • Nora McGuire Outstanding Professional Award


  • Professional networking opportunities within functional areas
  • Scholarships and Awards
  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • Leadership opportunities through the executive board
  • Members are eligible for reduced registration prices for the conference and professional development institutes

So how can you get all the benefits of WCPA? Become a member! It’s easy! Just complete the online membership form today!

 Join Today!

We look forward to your new or renewed involvement in WCPA.


WCPA Board