Postsecondary Division Chapters

The following schools currently have Postsecondary chapters in Michigan:

Baker College of Muskegon
Central Michigan University
Davenport University-Grand Rapids
Davenport University-Holland
Davenport University-Kalamazoo
Davenport University-Lansing
Ferris State University
Grand Rapids Community College
Lake Michigan College
Michigan Technological University
Montcalm Community College
Northern Michigan University
Northwood University
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Starting a Postsecondary Chapter

If you wish to start a chapter, visit the "How To Start a New Chapter" section of the National BPA website by clicking here and completing the following:

  1. Download the Local Chapter Handbook
  2. Fill out a New Charter Application
  3. Review the New Advisor Training Presentation in PDF format by clicking here

Additional questions may be directed to maurice.henderson@emich.edu.

Postsecondary Deadlines & Events

The following are deadlines and events for the Postsecondary Division for the 2014-2015 school year:

Date Event
November 1, 2014 Preliminary Dues Deadline
(Submit partial list in order to remain on National BPA chapter)
November 19, 2014 Diplomat Torch Awards Deadline
December 12, 2014 Deadline for Diplomat Resubmission for Corrections Only
January 14, 2015
Statesman Torch Awards Deadline
January 15, 2015
New Chapter Application Deadline
January 27, 2015
Deadline for Statesman Resubmission for Corrections Only
January 29, 2015
Final Student Members Submitted Online in Membership Registration System
February 2, 2015
Final Dues Payment Deadline
February 2, 2015 SLC Registration Deadline
February 7, 2015
Presubmitted Contestant Materials must be sent electronically to Michigan BPA (check the Postsecondary SLC Registration Booklet for list of events and specific instructions)
February 9, 2015
SLC Registration Refund Request Deadline
February 9, 2015
SLC Registration Payment Deadline
February 14, 2015
State Leadership Conference
(Davenport University-Lettinga Campus, Grand Rapids, MI)
March 25, 2015
National BPA Cares Awards Deadline
April 1, 2015
Ambassador Torch Awards Deadline
April 1, 2015
Presubmitted Contest Materials must be sent electronically to National BPA (check the WSAP Guidelines for specific instructions)
April 1, 2015
NLC Registration Deadline
May 6-10, 2015
National Leadership Conference
Anaheim, California

*Updated September 16, 2014

2014-2015 List of Competitions

The following is a list of events that will be offered at the 2014 state conference in Grand Rapids:

Administrative Support Concepts
Administrative Support Team
Advanced College Accounting
Advanced Interview Skills
Advanced Office Systems & Procedures
Advanced Spreadsheet Applications
Advanced Word Processing
Banking & Finance
Basic Office Systems & Procedures
Business Meeting Management Concepts
C++ Programming
College Accounting
College Payroll Accounting
Computer Animation Team
Computer Network Technology
Computer Programming Concepts
Computer Security
Contemporary Issues
Database Applications
Digital Media Production
Entrepreneurship
Ethics & Professionalism
Federal Income Tax Accounting
Financial Analyst Team
Financial Math & Analysis
Fundamental Desktop Publishing
Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications

Fundamental Word Processing
Fundamentals of Web Design
Graphic Design Promotion
Human Resource Management
Information Technology Concepts
Integrated Office Applications
Interview Skills
Java Programming
Keyboarding Production
Legal Office Procedures
Management/Marketing/Human Resource Concepts
Managerial Accounting
Medical Office Procedures
Network Administration Using Microsoft
Network Design Team
Parliamentary Procedure Concepts
PC Servicing & Troubleshooting
Prepared Speech
Presentation Management–Individual
Presentation Management–Team
Project Management Concepts
Small Business Management Team
Systems Administration Using Cisco
Video Production Team
Visual Basic/C# Programming
Web Site Design Team