Student Members

It’s easier and more affordable than ever for students and new planners to get started in APA/MAP. Membership is now free for any student enrolled in any degree program. "Free" includes APA, APA chapter (i.e, MAP), and AICP Candidate membership, along with up to five APA divisions. With free membership and lots of benefits, the American Planning Association is where you belong!

Join APA and MAP now!

Planning Student Organizations (PSO's)

Each APA-registered Planning Student Organization (PSO) elects a Student Representative to represent their fellow students on the Student Representatives Council (SRC) and act as a liaison with its Executive Committee and APA. PSO Student Representatives are elected by each school on an ongoing basis.

You must register your PSO Student Representative with APA each academic year so APA knows who is representing your school on the SRC.  Register here.

2017-2018 Michigan PSO's

Eastern Michigan
Grand Valley State
Michigan State
University of Michigan
Wayne State University
Student Representative:
Kyle Storey
Student Representative: 
Sarah Steffens
Student Representative: 
Rachael Mcilvaine 
Student Representative: 
Karis Tzeng

Christina Ignasiak

Faculty Advisor: 
Dr. Robert Jones
Faculty Advisor: 
Dr. Jeroen Wagendorp, AICP
Faculty Advisor: 
Dr. Mark Wilson
Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Joe Grengs, AICP
Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Rayman Mohamed


Career Building Reception

MAP's Emerging Planning Professionals (EPP) Committee is putting together a valuable afternoon of professional development and career resources for students and new professionals.  Look for more information in your monthly MAP Student Bulletin.  

Career Building Reception
Friday, November 2, 2018
Downtown Detroit

Student MAP Conference

This year's Student MAP conference will be hosted by the University of Michigan Urban Planning Student Association.  Save the date!

Student MAP Conference
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Ann Arbor  

Look for the call for session proposals and posters in November 2018!

Student Bulletins

Several times a semester, MAP emails student members a bulletin with loads of information about upcoming events, scholarship deadlines and internship opportunities.  Take a look!


Questions?  Contact Wendy Rampson at [email protected] or 734-913-2000.