ACHA has three levels of Membership Categories.
All levels of ACHA membership categories come with numerous benefits!
(includes Regular, Associate, Student, and Emeritus)
Regular Individual Membership
You are eligible for regular individual membership if you:
- provide health services to students at an institution of higher education
- are on the staff of an institution of higher education
You are eligible for an associate membership if you are not eligible for regular membership. Benefits are the same as those for regular members except that associate members may not vote or hold office in any ACHA body, including, but not limited to, the Board of Directors, affiliates, sections, or coalitions except that a past president who is an associate member may continue to vote in the Assembly of Representatives. Associate members shall be eligible for membership in the section of their choice and the regional affiliate where they reside, but may not be members of ACHA, affiliate, or section committees.
You are eligible for a student membership if you are:
- a bonafide student at an institution of higher education; such students being those who are truly enrolled in a degree granting curriculum of course work, and otherwise not gainfully employed or compensated to any substantial degree that would reasonably negate the expectation of discounted dues or fees.
Student membership is limited to participation in the Students/Consumers section only.
You are eligible for a emeritus membership if you:
- are an individual member in good standing at the time of retirement
- held individual membership status for at least five years immediately preceding retirement
Retirement shall mean that an individual member has withdrawn from active working life and is thus no longer employed to a significant degree, as determined by the Board of Directors, in college health or elsewhere.
Institutional membership shall be open to any institution of higher education that offers a program of study applicable toward an associate, baccalaureate, or a higher degree, and which is fully accredited by a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or has an application for accreditation pending with a member of this Council. Institutions outside the United States may become institutional members if they meet the criteria above, and are accredited by the appropriate accrediting body in their country.
For-Profit Sustaining Membership
Your organization is eligible for this category if it is a for-profit association, organization, or business interested or involved in the college health field.
Nonprofit Sustaining Membership
Your organization is eligible for this category if it is a nonprofit or charitable giving association or organization interested or involved in the college health field but not directly associated with a profit-making business.