Postsecondary Division Chapters

The following schools currently have Postsecondary chapters in Michigan:

Adrian College
 Baker College of Muskegon
 Bay College/LSSU Regional Center Escanaba
 Central Michigan University
 Davenport University-Grand Rapids
 Davenport University-Lansing
 Eastern Michigan University
 Lake Michigan College

Michigan State University
 Montcalm Community College
 Northwood University

2017 Postsecondary SLC Winners

The Postsecondary State Leadership Conference was held on February 11, 2017 at Davenport University in Grand Rapids.

Congratulations to our 2017 Postsecondary SLC Winners. These individuals are eligible to attend the national conference and represent the Michigan Association.

Click here for the 2017 Postsecondary SLC Winners List (PDF)

Postsecondary Deadlines & Events

The following are deadlines and events for the Postsecondary Division for the 2016-2017 school year:

November 1, 2016Preliminary Dues Deadline
(Submit partial list in order to remain on National BPA chapter)
November 16, 2016
Diplomat Torch Awards Deadline
December 9, 2016Deadline for Diplomat Resubmission for Corrections Only
January 11, 2017
Statesman Torch Awards Deadline
January 11, 2017
New Chapter Application Deadline
January 25, 2017
Deadline for Statesman Resubmission for Corrections Only
January 26, 2017
Final Student Members Submitted Online in Membership Registration System
February 1, 2017
Final Dues Payment Deadline
February 1, 2017SLC Registration Deadline
February 3, 2017
Presubmitted Contestant Materials must be sent electronically to Michigan BPA (check the Postsecondary SLC Registration Booklet for list of events and specific instructions)
February 6, 2017
SLC Registration Refund Request Deadline
February 6, 2017
SLC Registration Payment Deadline
February 11, 2017
State Leadership Conference
(Davenport University-Lettinga Campus, Grand Rapids, MI)
March 1, 2017
National BPA Cares Awards Deadline (Professional awards)
April 1, 2017
Ambassador Torch Awards Deadline
April 1, 2017
National BPA Cares Awards Deadline (Special Recognition Awards & Service Learning Awards)
April 1, 2017
NLC Registration Deadline
April 1, 2017
Presubmitted Contest Materials must be sent electronically to National BPA (check the WSAP Guidelines for specific instructions)
May 10-14, 2017
National Leadership Conference
Orlando, Florida

 *Updated September 1, 2016

2016-2017 List of Competitions

The following is a list of events that will be offered at the postsecondary division 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 Network Technology
Computer Programming Concepts
Computer Security
Contemporary Issues
Database Applications
Digital Media Production
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
Intermediate Word Processing
Interview Skills
Java Programming
Legal Office Procedures
Management/Marketing/Human Resources Concepts
Managerial Accounting
Medical Office Procedures
Network Administration Using Microsoft
Network Design Team
Parliamentary Procedure Concepts
PC Servicing & Troubleshooting
Personal Financial Management
Prepared Speech
Presentation Management Individual
Presentation Management Team
Project Management Concepts
Small Business Management Team
SQL Database Fundamentals
Systems Administration Using Cisco
Video Production Team
Visual Basic/C# Programming
Web Site Design Team


Postsecondary SLC Registration Booklet

The 2017 State Leadership Conference will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. More details about the conference are posted here on this page. Please review this entire page and the various documents that are available for download.

Click here to download the Postsecondary SLC Registration Booklet

Click here to visit BPA Scheduler to register for the conference

Postsecondary SLC Refund

Postsecondary Documents

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. If you are a new chapter, fill out a New Charter Application. If you are an existing chapter, but a new advisor taking over, contact
  3. Review the New Advisor Training Presentation in PDF format by clicking here

Additional questions may be directed to