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Why Join the Largest Association of Higher Ed HR Professionals?

When your institution or organization joins CUPA-HR, you receive full access to member benefits for an unlimited number of your employees, benefits that help you:

Save Time

Grab a ready-made template or sample job description to launch your next project. Members have access to tools and templates, including sample higher ed policies, job descriptions, how-to guidance and more in the CUPA-HR Knowledge Center.

Get Advice

Pick the brains of some of the smartest higher ed HR pros from across the U.S. CUPA-HR members share information, provide support and show you you're not alone (whatever your latest challenge!). You can connect online, in person or by phone or email. You can also read about HR practices that are fueling thriving campuses across the country.

Learn the Ropes

Grow your knowledge of higher ed HR, from the fundamental to the strategic. Your membership gives any campus employee free access to e-learning courses, educational videos and resources that explore the business of higher ed, as well as specific higher ed HR topics and success stories.

Join and Manage Your Membership

Is your organization already a member of CUPA-HR? You can manage your membership here.

Ready to join? Locate the category below that best fits you or your organization!

Higher Ed Institutions

Institutional Membership

Open to all colleges, universities, departments, and system offices in the U.S. and abroad
Most of CUPA-HR’s members are higher ed institutions. Dues for institutional members in the U.S. are calculated in relation to 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.

International institutional members pay a dues rate of $885 per year and receive the same membership benefits as U.S. institutional members.

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

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 $360 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 for $30 per year 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. The membership fee for students has been waived.
  • Transitional Membership is available for $30 per year 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

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