achieve the mission of the Chapter there shall be no discrimination in individual memberships because of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or any other
legally protected class. Membership
in the Chapter is neither transferable nor assignable.
Please note that membership in the Chapter is held in the individual's
name, not an organization with which the member is affiliated.
shall be limited to those individuals who are engaged as one or more of the
following: (a) practitioners of human resource management at the exempt level
for at least three years; (b) hold an HR certification recognized by SHRM; (c)
faculty members holding an assistant, associate or full professor rank in human
resource management or any of its specialized functions at an accredited
college or university and have at least three years of experience at this level
of teaching; (d) full-time consultants with at least three years of experience
practicing in the field of human resource management; and/or (e) full-time
attorneys with at least three years of experience in counseling and advising
clients on matters relating to the human resource profession. Professional
members may vote and hold office in the chapter.
Individuals in non-exempt
human resource management positions as well as those individuals who do not
meet the qualifications of the other classes of membership, but who demonstrate
a bona fide interest in human resource management and the mission of the
Chapter. Associate members may not vote or hold office in the Chapter.
Individuals who are (a)
enrolled either as full-time or part-time students, at freshman standing or
higher; (b) enrolled in the equivalent of at least six (6) credit hours; (c)
enrolled in a four-year or graduate institution and/or a consortium of these or
a two-year community college with a matriculation agreement between it and a
four-year college or university which provides for automatic acceptance of the
community college students into the four-year college or university; (d) able
to provide verification of a demonstrated emphasis in human resource management
subjects, and (e) able to provide verification of the college or university's
human resources or related degree program. Student members may not vote or hold
office in the Chapter.
An In-Transition member
is a Human Resource professional who is currently unemployed and whose
immediate past job met the regular membership requirements or who graduated
college within the previous six months and is currently unemployed. In
Transition members pay dues at a discounted rate to be determined by the Board
of Directors and are extended all the courtesies of the Association except the
right to vote, chair a committee, or hold office. An In Transition member
is eligible for membership for up to one year.
Open to current or former
military members who have a demonstrated emphasis on Human Resources
certification coursework or career goals.
Veteran members pay dues at a
discounted rate to be determined by the Board of Directors and are extended all
the courtesies of the Professional or Associate members based on the individual
meeting the stated qualifications.
Honorary and Retired Lifetime Members
in good standing who meets the eligibility requirements as a Professional
Member may, at the time of retirement from active employment, apply for
membership as a Retired Lifetime Member. Applications must be submitted and
approved by the Vice President of Membership. The Vice President of Membership
will submit changes to Honorary and Retired Lifetime Membership to the
Executive Board for review and approval.