To create and develop educational professionals who are able to advocate and provide educational opportunities for those who are underserved.
Each year membership totals just over 400. Members largely come from TRIO Programs, but membership also includes educational opportunity personnel and programs, CAL-SOAP, Admissions and similar programs. We are increasingly trying to diversify memberships and welcome all.
TYPE OF MEMBERSHIP
All memberships are valid from July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017.
WESTOP ONLINE MEMBERSHIP SIGN-UP
WESTOP! You can now sign up for your WESTOP membership online through CVENT. Please visit the following link so you can start to taking advantage of everything WESTOP has to offer.
Purchase your membership online HERE!
INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP: A professional membership is open to anyone interested in becoming a member of WESTOP.
Cost: $125, per membership year
Discounted Price: $80 from July 1, 2016 - October 6, 2016
Benefits: Reduced conference registration rates for Regional and more local chapter events, plus voting privileges.
INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP: The entire institution benefits from reduced rates for regional and chapter events; however, voting privileges are limited to the designated institutional voting members associated with each tier listed below. Program funds may be used to purchase institutional membership.
Discounted Price: July 1, 2016 - October 6, 2016
1-5 Voting Members, $375
6-10 Voting Members, $720
11-15 Voting Members, $1,030
16-20 Voting Members, $1,300
20+ Voting Members, $1,300 ($50 for each additional member above 20 at the same institution.
Regular Price: October 7, 2016 - June 30, 2017
1-5 Voting Members, $625
6-10 Voting Members, $1,250
11-15 Voting Members, $1,875
16-20 Voting Members, $2,500
20+ Voting Members, $2,500 ($100 for each additional member above 20 at the same institution.
STUDENT MEMBERSHIP: Student membership is open to undergraduate or graduate students that are not employed full time. Students must submit proof of enrollment. No voting privileges!
Cost: $25 per membership year (Please note: No discounted price available)
RETIREE MEMBERSHIP: Retiree membership is open to any retired (and not full-time educational equity employee) person having previously qualified for individual or institutional membership and wish to continue to promote and advocate access to educational opportunities on behalf of low-income, first generation students and persons with disabilities.
Cost: $50 per membership year (Please note: No discounted price available)
CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP: Corporate membership is open to any business or industry wishing to financially support the work of WESTOP.
Cost: $250 per membership year. No voting privileges! (Please note: No discounted price available)
QUESTIONS or COMMENTS:
WESTOP Membership & Elections Chair
Western Association of Educational Opportunity Personnel