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Welcome to Cleveland State University's American Planning Association! We are the Levin College of Urban Affairs ONLY student-run organization, focusing on urban & city-related topics and offering members a variety of discussions, panels, speakers & professional development resources. We welcome students from across the university to join our meetings, so please contact us if you are interested in joining and/or attending one of our meetings! 

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It shall be the purpose of the CSU/APA to be a representative organization of the students of Cleveland State University, who share a common desire to use their academic training to effect positive social change. This organization will work to provide leadership in the development of vital communities by advocating excellence in community planning, promoting education and citizen empowerment, and in providing the tools and support necessary to meet the challenges of growth and change in the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University, and the community they serve. The organization exists to provide members with a network and a community for intellectual and social exchange beyond the classroom setting.


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CSU Organization Email.

This email address will be publicly displayed and is normally used for students to contact the organization with questions, comments, and perhaps compliments.

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Organization Membership Requirements

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Membership in the association shall be open to any and all currently enrolled students at Cleveland State University.

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Recognized Student Organization Constitution

A sample constitution can be found here:

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Organization officer elections are held in the

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Organization membership is open to

Undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students