Membership Information

Institution Membership
Any higher education institution within the geographical boundary lines of the Association that is:

  1. a degree granting institution accredited by a regional institutional accrediting association or a national accrediting association recognized by the Executive Board, or
  2. a Canadian institution that is a member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, or
  3. federated with, or affiliated to, a member institution of the Association shall be eligible as a Member Institution.

Institutions that were members prior to the 1984 annual meeting, and who have retained continuous membership, shall retain their membership and voting rights regardless of the aforementioned criteria.

Active Membership
Any educator whose professional function is in admissions, enrollment management, financial aid, institutional research, records, registration, and closely related areas in a Member Institution, shall be considered an Active Member. Each Member Institution will designate its Active Members.

Associate Membership
Persons, organizations, corporations, agencies, or candidates for institutional accreditation, which are found to have parallel purposes to the Association, may be considered for associate membership, subject to approval by the Executive Board.

Extended Membership and Retired Members
Active members who leave the profession due to retirement or employment in other fields may elect to continue their membership as Extended Members or be listed as Retired Members.

Honorary Membership
Persons who after long and valued membership in the Association have transferred their activities to other education fields but still evidence an interest in the welfare of the Association, or any person who though not actively engaged in the profession has rendered noteworthy service to the Association may be approved by the Executive Board for Honorary membership.

Membership Fees
Annual dues are US$125 for each institution membership and for each Associate Member.
Each Institution and Associate Members may list all eligible Active Members. Payment of the fee entitles the member institution to one vote at annual meetings, to the member rate for conference fees, member access to the PACRAO website, and Association publications. Dues are payable prior to July 1.

Non-Profit Tax Number
PACRAO’s non-profit tax number for reporting purposes is YA-91-6181728.

Application for Membership
Membership application forms are available on the PACRAO web site or, upon request, from the PACRAO Vice President for membership. Approved applications are forwarded to the Treasurer, who along with the vice-president for membership, maintain the active membership list and bill each institution annually.

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