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 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.

2022-2023 Michigan PSO's

Eastern Michigan
Grand Valley State
Michigan State
University of Michigan
Wayne State University
Student Representative:
Ashley Amey
Student Representative: 
Brenna Newhouse
Student Representative:
Joseph Allen 

Student Representatives:
Kat Cameron and
Lucas Ranker


Peter Young

Faculty Advisor: 
Dr. Michael (RJ) Koscielniak
Faculty Advisor: 
Dr. Chad Frederick
Faculty Advisor: 
Dr. Zeenat Kotval-K
Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Larissa Larsen
Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Rayman Mohamed


Student MAP Conference

This year's Student MAP conference will be hosted by the Eastern Michigan University Urban and Regional Planning Association.  

Student MAP Conference
Saturday, February 11, 2023
Eastern Michigan University | Ypsilanti

More information here

Student Bulletins

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

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