Membership Benefits

VACRAO offers numerous professional opportunities and access to current and pertinent information on a wide range of topics.

  • Annual meeting each December
  • Newsletter produced three times a year
  • VACRAO listserv—an electronic network for information exchange
  • VACRAO home page with resources, contacts, and program announcements
  • Support Staff, New Counselor, and Special workshops
  • Virginia Tour & Roadrunner Gazette
  • Coordination of college day and night programs
  • Directory of the Membership
  • Opportunities to share experience, develop mentoring relationships, and serve in leadership roles
  • Professionals—both colleagues and Corporate Members—who can provide advice and assistance


How to Become a Member

VACRAO  Membership is going green this year!

Institutions’ Primary Contacts will receive instructions, usernames, and passwords for easy access to the 2013 Invoice.  Watch your email and make sure your primary contact gets the information.

New memberships will also be accepted in early February.

Membership dues are $100 for the January 1 – December 31 calendar year. Dues cannot be prorated. Dues can only be accepted in the form of a check, made payable to VACRAO. Electronic transfers and credit card payments cannot be processed. The VACRAO membership application must be included with the payment.

VACRAO Associate Membership 2014 (pdf)

VACRAO Voting Membership 2014 (pdf)


Membership is contingent upon approval of the VACRAO Executive Board.

VACRAO membership is institutional. Voting member institutions may list up to eight members for the annual fee while associate and corporate memberships may list two members for the annual fee. All members are listed in the VACRAO annual directory.

Membership Categories

Voting Members – Institutions of higher education may be considered for regular institutional membership if their central offices are located within the Commonwealth of Virginia and they are approved to award degrees by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. Each institution may designate up to eight voting members for an annual fee of $100 and may designate additional voting members for an additional annual per-member fee. Each voting member in good standing and present at the annual meeting shall be entitled to one vote in all matters coming before the membership.

Associate Members – Institutions that are not eligible for voting membership but that have purposes parallel with or related to those of VACRAO may be considered for associate membership. Institutions of higher education whose central offices are located outside the Commonwealth of Virginia or are not approved to award degrees by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, non-collegiate organizations, and others approved by the Executive Committee are eligible to join as Associate Members. Each associate member may designate two individual members for an annual fee of $100. This membership is institutional and non-voting.

Corporate Members – Corporate membership is available to those organizations that provide products and services that assist and benefit Association members in carrying out their duties and responsibilities. Each corporate member may designate two individual members for an annual fee of $375. Benefits include one registration and exhibit space at the annual meeting, one set of mailing labels of the membership, and opportunities for advertisements. This membership is non-voting.

Individual Members – Individuals not eligible for voting or associate membership but who would benefit by participating in Association activities and receiving Association literature may be recommended for individual membership by a voting member. This membership is non-voting.