Membership

National membership dues are due by December 31st of each year to the Executive Secretary. Membership dues shall be established and revised by the Board of Directors.

Annual Membership

Any individual that meets the criteria outlined herein is eligible for active membership into the Alumni Association upon payment of National and Local Chapter annual dues. Active membership entitles the recipient to participate in any Alumni Association meeting or activities that do not have a separate participation assessment. Annual members have full voting privileges (unless specified delegates are required), are eligible to hold office at the local and national level and may participate as committee chair or member.

Associate Membership

Associate members shall be any friend, faculty or staff member of Alcorn State University or spouse of an Alcornite who has demonstrated genuine interest in Alcorn State University and expressed a desire of being affiliated as a member. An Associate Membership shall be approved by two-thirds of the local alumni chapter’s voting body present at the time of recommendation. An Associate Member shall pay an annual sum prescribed in the By-Laws. Associate Members have voting privileges but are not eligible to hold a national office in the Alumni Association or become members of the Board of Directors.

Honorary Membership

Any person, who did not attend Alcorn State University, but has shown outstanding and meritorious service to Alcorn State University or the Alumni Association, upon two-thirds vote of the Executive Committee and approved by a majority vote at the Mid-Winter Conference will be selected for Honorary Membership in the ASUNAA. Honorary Members will have no voting privileges, are not eligible to hold office in the Alumni Association or become a member of the Board of Directors.

New Graduate Membership

All New Graduates will be extended a complimentary one-year active membership in the Alumni Association upon receipt of their degrees, to expire December 31st of the year following their graduation. New Graduates shall be entitled to full rights and privileges of membership including voting privileges for the duration of the complimentary membership.

Life Membership

Life membership is available for any annual dues paying member who elects to pay a set assessment that will exclude them from having to pay annual national dues. Life membership in the Alumni Association does not relieve the member from local dues and assessments. Life members have the same rights and privileges of annual paying members.

At-Large Membership

Any individual, who meets the membership eligibility requirements, is not located in close proximity to an active alumni chapter and is not a Life Member is eligible for At-Large Membership upon payment of annual national dues. At-Large members have the same rights and privileges of any annual paying members.

Exempt Membership

Exempt membership status in the Alumni Association is granted to active members 70 years of age and older that have demonstrated at least fifteen (15) years of consecutive active and financial service to the Alumni Association. These members do not pay national dues. Exempt membership in the Alumni Association does not relieve the member from local dues and assessments. Exempt members have the same rights and privileges of annual paying members.