Membership Type Descriptions


 

 

Active Professional Membership ($80) is restricted to (a) persons whose primary work (defined as 50% or more) is in the administration or general operation, inclusive of counseling and instruction, of educational opportunity programs and services, and (b) to professionals who serve in roles on campuses and in communities that indirectly promote education opportunity and the individuals served by such programs, e.g., financial aid professionals, instructors and advisors and other persons actively engaged in promoting educational opportunity programs and services whose primary work is in a related field of education that serves the goals and objectives of the Association. Active Professional Members are entitled to one vote and are eligible to hold office.

Associate Membership ($80) is available to those persons who do not qualify for Active Professional Membership but who otherwise actively support the purposes and objectives of the Association. Associate Members are entitled to have voice and one vote, but are not eligible to hold office.

Affiliate Membership ($70) is available to alumni, retirees, graduate students and others who support the purposes and objectives of the Association, but are not engaged directly in educational opportunity programs and services. Affiliate Members are entitled to voice, but are not eligible to vote or hold office.

Participant Membership ($15) is available to persons currently enrolled in a TRIO/Educational Opportunity-type program. Participant Members are entitled to voice, but are not eligible to vote or hold office.

Honorary Active Professional Membership is limited to current Active Professionals in recognition of extraordinary service to the Association. Honorary Active Professional Members are entitled to both voice and vote, as well as eligible to hold office.

Honorary Membership may be conferred upon an individual, institution, organization, foundation or business. Honorary Members are entitled to voice, but are not eligible to vote or hold office.

Institutional Membership ($135) in the Association shall be open to educational institutions and not-for-profit organizations having an interest in promoting the goals of the Association. Institutional Members are entitled to one vote, but are not eligible to hold office.

Corporate Membership ($135) is open to corporations, businesses, industries or agency having an interest in promoting the goals of the Association. Each Corporate Member is entitled to voice, but members are not eligible to vote or hold office.