NECBAC Membership Options
Your current institution of employment is a private institution in the Northeast region of the United State as defined by the census. Additionally, the institution must have as currently employed at least one person of color in their office of admission or financial aid. In order to fully take advantage of professional development opportunities and to support the work of college access, members are asked to attend all tri-annual meetings (January, June, August), serve on at least one standing committee, and share multicultural recruitment enrollment data for internal round table discussions. Meeting and annual membership fees apply.
Petitioning for Membership
Institutional Membership petitions take place during the last meeting of the fiscal year each June. To petition for membership, institutions should submit a letter of intent to email@example.com highlighting the enrollment management team’s commitment to the NECBAC mission and vision and demonstrated support from top-level leadership in your office encouraging partnership with NECBAC. Letters must be received by the Board of Directors 30 days prior before the start of the business meeting each June and submitters should be prepared to present their letter to membership for review. Although not required, it is recommended that petitioners attend the June meeting to meet members and address questions during the membership petition caucus.
A non-voting membership type, given to an individual who:
A.) Was once employed by an Institutional Member and active in the work of NECBAC and is no longer employed at an Institutional Member or any other institution of higher education
B.) Any individual who was once employed by an Institutional Member in Enrollment Management, Admissions or Financial Aid, who is now employed in the field of Student Affairs
C.) Any individual who is employed by an institution that meets the criteria of the Institutional Membership category and is denied sponsorship into NECBAC by their institution
D.) Any individual who works for a 2- or 4- year public or private institution that does not meet the requirements for Institutional Membership
Associate members are encouraged to serve the organization through committee work and assume chair positions within committees. Although Associate Members are not extended voting privileges, they are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the caucusing. If not supported financially by their institution, Associates may request a membership fee waiver, however, meeting registration dues are required.
Petitioning for Membership
Associate Membership petitions occur during any membership meeting and is unanimously voted on by the Board of Directors. Inquiries should submit a letter of intent to firstname.lastname@example.org highlighting commitments to the NECBAC mission and vision and demonstrated support from top-level leadership in your office encouraging partnership with NECBAC. In addition, please highlight any previous or current involvement with NECBAC. Letters must be received by the Board of Directors 30 days prior to any membership meeting. Although not required, it is recommended that petitioners attend the meeting to meet members and address questions during the membership petition caucus.
An honorary membership type awarded to an individual from a former Institutional or Associate member selected by the body of the current organization to have lifetime membership access to the NECBAC list serve, website, programming, and meetings. This status is by designation and Emeritus inductees are notified via mail each June when applicable.