Full Membership

Annual fee: $200.00

A Full Member institution is defined as a non-profit organization of higher education that has academic autonomy and typically is located in the Atlantic provinces. The level of autonomy should be evident within the governance guidelines of the organization, usually stated within its academic Calendar. Should the matter of autonomy be unclear or in dispute, (i.e. campuses within larger systems that operate with significant levels of independence within the organizational structure) the Executive will make a recommendation to the Association.

All campuses of dual or multi-campus member institutions will be included in the Association’s membership list. Only individuals associated with Full Membership will be eligible to hold office in the Association.

Application for a Full Membership shall be made by submitting the information indicated on the AARAO Membership Form to the Executive (see ‘Become a Member’ link in the side navigation). The Executive will make a decision and will communicate that decision to the membership and give the membership 30 days to respond. Each membership entitles the institution to one vote. Where an institution has more that one campus, it is permitted to have a maximum of two votes provided that it pays the equivalent of a second membership fee.

Associate Membership

Annual fee: $100.00

Associate Membership may be granted to those institutions of higher education which are not eligible for Full Membership, possibly due to being located outside the Atlantic Region, but which are operating on a non-profit basis and are closely identified with the Full Member institutions. It may also be granted to those organizations or agencies which are not eligible for regular membership but are operating on a non-profit basis, and which are closely identified with or provide beneficial services to Full Member institutions. Applications for Associate Membership shall be made by submitting the information indicated on the AARAO Associate Membership Form to the Executive (see ‘Become a Member’ in the left-hand navigation). The Executive will make a recommendation to the Association at the next scheduled meeting. Associate Members do not have voting privileges.

Corporate Membership

Annual fee: Inquire

Corporate Membership may be granted to those ‘for-profit’ organizations that provide educational services and/or products which complement or assist those offered by the Association. The Executive may also solicit potential applicants deemed appropriate by the Association.Corporate Members do not have voting privileges. AARAO offers the following benefits to Corporate Members:

  • Listing on the AARAO web site with a brief (25-30 word) description of the corporate services offered. The listing will include a link to the Corporate Member’s web site.
  • A reduction in the cost of exhibit space at the AARAO biennial conference, Interchange, and other AARAO sponsored events where Corporate Members are invited to participate. (Direct costs for additional hookups or services required at the site of the conference are borne by the Corporate Member.)
  • Opportunity to be included in the promotional material (web or hard copy) of the AARAO biennial conference, Interchange, and other AARAO sponsored events where Corporate Members are invited to participate. Upon request, Corporate Members will be provided an opportunity to email conference registrants prior to the conference. The host institution may offer further sponsorship opportunities to Corporate Members.
  • Opportunity to offer a session presentation at the AARAO biennial conference or other AARAO sponsored event where Corporate Members are invited to participate.
  • Opportunity to distribute promotional material via AARAO-L up to four (4) times per year. Arrangements are to be made through the Association’s Secretary.

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