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We're glad you're interested in becoming part of our higher ed HR community.

If your organization is already a member of CUPA-HR, you can add yourself to your institution's membership list by completing this form. After you add yourself to the list, you will receive:

  • Access to members-only sections of the website
  • The Higher Education Workplace magazine (delivered in January, May and September)
  • CUPA-HR e-newsletters and communications about resources and upcoming events

If your organization is not already a member of CUPA-HR, learn more about membership by locating the category below that best fits you or your organization.

Higher Ed Institutions

Institutional membership

Open to all U.S. colleges, universities, departments, and system offices

Most of CUPA-HR’s members are institutional members. Dues for institutional members are calculated on a sliding scale on the basis of the institution’s budget as defined in the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System’s (IPEDS) report as “Expense by Function.” View the full dues schedule.

Institutional members have a membership contact who serves as the main point of contact and is responsible for paying membership dues and reviewing who has membership access. An unlimited number of member employees can sign up to receive access to CUPA-HR’s membership benefits, at no additional charge.

Apply for Institutional Membership

 

International Institution Membership

For institutions and organizations outside of the United States

International institution members receive the same membership benefits as institutional members. Dues are $870 per year.

International members have a membership contact who serves as the main point of contact and is responsible for paying membership dues and reviewing who has membership access.  An unlimited number of member employees can sign up to receive access to CUPA-HR’s membership benefits, at no additional charge.

Apply for International Institution Membership

Other Companies and Organizations

Corporate and Affiliate Memberships

For organizations and companies that are not post-secondary institutions

Corporate Membership includes consultants, authors, law firms, corporate consortiums and other businesses. Individuals, organizations or groups that wish to gain access to higher education professionals for purposes that include promoting their organizations, products, services or publications are eligible to become corporate members. Dues are $1,100 per year.

Apply for Corporate Membership

 

Affiliate Membership includes K-12 schools, museums and professional associations. Associations or organizations (other than institutions of higher education) that want to join CUPA-HR for the primary purpose of accessing information related to higher education and the HR profession, but do not have the promotional goals that Corporate members do, are eligible to become affiliate members. Dues are $355 per year. Affiliate members have a membership contact who serves as the main point of contact and is responsible for paying membership dues and reviewing who has membership access. Affiliate organization members receive the same membership benefits as institutional members.

Apply for Affiliate Membership

Individuals

Retiree, Student and Transitional Memberships

Only individuals who are retirees, students or in transition between higher ed positions are eligible for these memberships.

Retiree Membership is available to persons who have officially retired from full-time employment in higher education and the human resources profession. Retiree membership is not available for retirees employed by an educational institution, or any organization or corporation that provides products or services to the HR industry. 

Student Membership is available to any matriculating undergraduate or graduate student. The Student Membership is not available for employees of an educational institution, or any organization or corporation that provides products or services to the HR industry.

Transitional Membership is available to a higher ed professional at a CUPA-HR member institution who is transitioning from one higher ed position to another but wants to ensure that he or she stays connected to all of CUPA-HR’s resources and services. A transitional membership is available for up to one year, ending on June 30. Transitional members may not vote and are not eligible for elected office at the national or regional level. Transitional membership is not available for anyone who is currently employed.

Apply for Individual Membership