About Us

PSSO Purpose

The Professional Support Staff Organization is committed to promoting and fostering education through professional development, training, recognition and the advancement of our dues paying members.


Who and what is PSSO

PSSO is a strong united group that has a substantial effect on management decisions concerning wages, health and retirement benefits and are called upon to represent Western Michigan University. 

  • Non-bargaining group  who volunteer their time and energy to support the university.
  • Often the only contact a potential student or parent may have with the University prior to making a decision to attend WMU.
  • Represent WMU at events such as Fall Welcome, Bronco Bash and Benefits Expo.
  • Host social gatherings such as the annual spring awards luncheon and bus trips.
  • Support, encourage and convey concerns members have to the university administration in seeking solutions.


PSSO meetings

  • General meetings: Quarterly.
  • Executive Board meetings: Monthly.
  • Administration-Executive Board meetings: Bi-monthly.
  • Executive Board working retreats: Bi-annually.


Membership Role

Membership in PSSO provides an opportunity to make a greater impact on campus. 

  • Attend general meetings
  • Volunteer for committees and events
  • Provide feedback to the executive board
  • Follow us on social media (Facebook)
  • Further professional and educational development



Members are eligible for:

  • Education assistance for members and their dependents.
  • Discounted fees for selected social events.
  • Right to vote in PSSO elections and issues.
  • Networking with other WMU employees.


To be part of the excitement, join today!

Become a member

Constitution and Bylaws.