AHEAD Membership Categories

Full Professional - $265 (ONE professional member) One Vote and may hold office.

A Full Professional Member is an 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.

Institutional Memberships - Each named member may vote and hold office.

In addition, ANY staff member at the institution may participate in any professional development opportunities or purchases for the member rate.

  • 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 - $195.00 (One person) One Vote and may hold office; an Institutional Member may add a Full Professional at this reduced rate.

Pre-professional - $95 (one person) One vote and may hold office.

Pre-professional Membership is 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. 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.

Associate - $195 (ONE Associate member) not entitled to vote or hold office.

An Associate Member is an individual who works indirectly in their professional capacity to enhance higher education opportunities and access for persons with disabilities.

Student Membership - $40.00 (one person) One vote but may NOT hold office.

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.

Emeritus - $95.00 (One person) One vote and may hold office.

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.

Partner: Not-for-Profit - $395.00 For-profit Dues: $695.00 (two persons) not eligible to vote or hold office.

A Partner Member shall be any 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.

  • Additional benefits- One complimentary membership mailing list per membership year at no additional charge and significant discounts on additional outreach resources through AHEAD.

Membership rates on all marketing offers through AHEAD including exhibit space, advertising, literature distribution, mailing lists, etc.

International Low Income professional- $25 Full Professional Members (one person) for individuals who live and work in economically challenged areas internationally.