Membership Categories

Full Professional

A Full Professional Member shall be any individual who is primarily employed by an institution of higher education or whose primary focus of work in their professional capacity involves working to enhance higher education opportunities and access for persons with disabilities. A Full Professional Member is entitled to one (1) vote, and is eligible to hold office. Full Professional Members who live and work in a developing country (please contact AHEAD for qualifying countries) are eligible for Full Professional Membership in AHEAD for a reduced annual rate of $25.00 Annual Membership Dues: $265.00

Institutional

An institution of postsecondary education that shall be represented by one (silver); three (gold); or five (platinum) Full Professional Member(s) designated by the institution. The designated Full Professional member(s) are each entitled to one (1) vote, and are eligible to hold office.

  • Institutional Silver - $325.00 Includes ONE Full Professional Member
  • Institutional Gold - $665.00 Includes THREE Full Professional Members
  • Institutional Platinum - $995.00 Includes FIVE Full Professional Members
  • Institutional Diamond - $1595.00 Includes NINE Full Professional Members

Additional Professional

An Institutional Member may appoint additional eligible individuals to Full Professional Membership in the Association at a reduced rate. Additional Professional Members are entitled to one (1) vote, and are eligible to hold office. Annual Membership Dues: $195.00

Pre-professional

Pre-professional Membership is available solely for individuals whose primary involvement with higher education is that of currently being enrolled in a graduate program that prepares students for professional work that enhances postsecondary opportunities and access for persons with disabilities. A Pre-professional Member is entitled to all AHEAD member benefits, and is entitled to vote and hold office.  Note: Individuals currently employed in a position enhancing opportunities and access for persons with disabilities in postsecondary education are not eligible for this member category. Annual Membership Dues: $95.00

Student Membership

Student Membership is designed for individuals whose primary involvement with higher education is as a student enrolled at undergraduate or graduate level and whose enrollment is current at time of application and is interested in learning more about, and engaging with, professional work that would enhance postsecondary opportunities and access for persons with disabilities. A Student Member is entitled to all member benefits, and is entitled to vote but may not hold office. Annual Membership Dues: $40.00

Emeritus

An Emeritus Member shall be any former Active Professional member, designated Institutional or Additional Professional AHEAD member who is currently retired and not employed on a full-time basis. This member is entitled to one (1) vote and is eligible to hold office. Annual Membership Dues: $95.00

Partner

A Partner Member shall be any for-profit or not-for-profit organization who, by nature of their product/service or mission, is directly or indirectly involved with issues related to the inclusion of students with disabilities in higher education. Represented by up to two individuals from the organization who are not eligible to vote or hold office, but are eligible for all member benefits as outlined on the membership benefits section of this site. Annual Membership Not-for-Profit Dues: $395.00 Annual Membership For-profit Dues: $695.00

Associate

An Associate Member shall be any individual who is not primarily employed by an institution of higher education, but who has interest in, or is professionally active in working to promote, the full participation of students with disabilities in higher education. Associate Members are not eligible to vote or hold office, but are eligible for all member benefits as outlined on the membership benefits section of this site. Annual Membership Dues: $195.00

Membership in AHEAD is on an annual basis following the calendar year, January 1 to December 31, with all memberships expiring on the last day of December each year.