With the launch of our new ACSUS website in January 2015, the Executive Council modified the terms of membership. From that point, memberships are for two calendar years. If you have not renewed your ACSUS membership since January 2015, it will be necessary to do so before you will be able to estabish an account on the ACSUS website. Memberships taken out at any time during 2015 will expire December 31st, 2016. New members joining anytime in 2016 will enjoy membership until December 31st, 2017. It is important to emphasize that this new policy was introduced without changing the membership dues - effectively cutting the cost of ACSUS membership in half (by making a two year membership available at the old rate for an annual membership).
Any person may become an Individual Member of the Association upon payment of annual dues. Individual members are entitled to vote and nominate candidates for ACSUS elections. Individuals are also entitled to discounted conference registration rates and are eligible for ACSUS awards and recognitions. The main benefit to members is receipt of the quarterly peer reviewed journal,The American Review of Canadian Studies, as well as a monthly communique--ACSUS e-dition, with news and updates on grant opportunities, job announcements, calls for proposals, upcoming conferences and events. A biannual news journal,Think Canada, provides a comprehensive and in-depth review of recent and upcoming activity in teh area of Canada-US academic relations.
Any graduate or undergraduate student actively pursuing a degree may become a Student Member, for a maximum of seven years, by paying the annual dues designated for this category. Students are requested to submit a dated copy of a current student ID.
Any person may become a Contributing Member by paying the designated annual dues for an individual membership plus a designated supplement which will be recognized as a charitable contribution to the Association.
Any person may become a Life Member exempt from the payment of annual dues by paying the designated life membership dues.
Any institution, such as a library, may become an Institutional Member by paying the annual dues designated for this category.
Benefits of membership for all categories are outlined in the Association's Bylaws.