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    AASCU Membership Eligibility

    • Institutional Membership shall be available to any regionally accredited institution of higher education and any in process of securing accreditation, which (i) offers programs leading to the degree of bachelor, master or doctor, (ii) is wholly or partially state-supported and state-controlled; and (iii) at least 25 percent of degrees conferred by such institution are at the baccalaureate level and are in areas of study defined in AASCU policies and procedures. Institutional Members shall be Voting Members with voting rights and their representatives may serve as Directors and Officers and committee members.

    • System Office Membership shall be available to system offices of multi-campus governing boards of eligible state-supported and state-controlled institutions of higher education which are wholly or partially state-supported and state-controlled. System Office Members shall be Voting Members with full voting rights and their representatives may serve as Directors and Officers and committee members.

    • Associate Membership shall be available to coordinating committees, boards and commissions of higher education which report to state executive or legislative bodies; state commissions of eligible institutions; institutions of higher education whose principal source of operating funds is the federal government; and former two-year institutions that have been designated as four-year institutions by the responsible authorities within their state, but have not yet met the requirements for AASCU membership. Associate Members are eligible to participate in activities of AASCU, but their representatives may not vote or serve as Directors or Officers. Their representatives may serve on non-Board committees.

    • International Associate Membership shall be available to (1) institutions outside the United States and its territories that are: (i) recognized by the appropriate governmental entities as eligible to award degrees at the baccalaureate level or higher; and (ii) wholly or partially government-supported and publicly governed, and (2) associations comprised exclusively of such institutions. International Associate Members are eligible to participate in activities of AASCU, but their representatives may not vote or serve as Directors or Officers. Their representatives may serve on non-Board committees.

    For more information on AASCU membership dues, please contact Membership Services at (202) 293-7070 or download AASCU Membership Application (pdf)

    FRIENDLY REMINDER ABOUT THE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM

    • Please download / SAVE AS the membership application PDF to your desktop
    • Once you fill out the information, please make sure to SAVE again and return the application to memberservices@aascu.org
    • You can also print the application and return by mail to:
      American Association of State Colleges and Universities 
      1307 New York Avenue, NW
      Fifth Floor
      Washington, DC 20005-4701
  • CONTACT US

    • Dorcas L. Colvin
      Vice President for
      Leadership Development
      and Member Services
      (202) 478-4644