Become a Member

  • Go to www.eoa.org

  • Click on “About” at the top of the homepage

  •  Click on “Join”

  • Complete the online process for membership.

 

NOTE: Membership in EOA includes membership in IL TRIO, at no additional cost. 

Membership

Member Services

 

EOA provides professional development as well as enrichment activities to TRIO and Educational Opportunity Program Personnel such as the following:

 

  • Emerging Leaders Institute

  • Institute for Advancement of Leadership &

       Management (CAS Standards Training)

  • Annual Professional Conferences

  • Access to the EOA Best Practices Center

  • Opportunities to develop leadership skills at the chapter

       and regional level as officers or committee member

  • Webinars on best practices in student access and

       completion issues

  • Networking with professionals/vendors 

  • Scholarship opportunities for program participants

  • Connectivity with EOA membership through 

     EOA  Google Services

Member Benefits

 

  • Membership in two organizations, Chapter and Regional

 

  • Representation on issues impacting educational access and poverty issues at the national level via the link to the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE)

 

  • EOA Happenings - Quarterly Newsletter features national, regional, and state news, legislative issues relevant to TRIO and educational opportunity programs

 

  • EOA Member News - Regular email blasts with important updates

 

  • Reduced Registration Fees - EOA members attend regional and chapter conferences at reduced rates

 

  • Student Leadership Conference - Annual events which provide opportunities for leadership development for TRIO/EOP students that participate at member institutions (Pre-College, McNair)

 

  • Membership Directory - Access to an annual directory of members 

 

  • Access to EOA Education Foundation and Board of Directors scholarships for program participants; nominations are accepted only from EOA members

Membership Type Descriptions

Active Professional | Associate | Affiliate |Student | Institutional | Honorary

 

Active Professional

Active Professional Membership is restricted to (a) persons whose primary work (defined as 50 % or more) is in the administration or general operation, inclusive of counseling and instruction, of educational opportunity programs and services, and (b) to other persons actively engaged in promoting educational opportunity programs and services whose primary work is in a related field of education that serves the goals and objectives of the Association, as delineated in Article 2 of this Constitution and Bylaws. Active Professional Members must be members in good standing of a recognized Chapter chartered by the Association, must reside or work within the Association's borders and must pay the annual dues as established by the Board of Directors.

 

Associate

Associate Membership is available to those persons who do not qualify for Active Professional Membership as stated in Article 3, Section 3.2.1 but who otherwise actively support the purposes and objectives of the Association, as herein expressed. Associate Membership is also an option for persons who qualify for Active Professional Membership under Section 3.2.1 (b), but it is not an option for persons who qualify under Section 3.2.1(a) with the exception of full-time TRIO clerical support staff. Associate Members
must be members in good standing of a recognized Chapter chartered by the Association, must reside or work within the Association's borders and must pay the annual dues as established by the Board of Directors.

 

Affiliate

Affiliate Membership is available to those persons who support the purposes and objectives of the Association, as herein expressed, but are not engaged directly in educational opportunity programs and services and who would rather make their contributions in other appropriate ways. Affiliate Members must nevertheless be members in good standing of a recognized Chapter chartered by the Association, need not reside or work within the Association's borders, and must pay the annual dues as established by the Board of Directors.

 

Student

Student Membership is available to those persons currently enrolled in TRIO/EOP-type programs, or are students currently enrolled in high school or in institutions of higher education for not less than a 50% academic load. Student Members must be members in good standing of a recognized Chapter chartered by the Association, must reside or attend school within the Association's borders and must pay the annual dues established by the Board of Directors.

 

Institutional

Institutional Membership in the Association shall be open to institutions of postsecondary education and organizations having an interest in promoting the goals of the Association.Institutional Members must be members in good standing of a recognized Chapter chartered by the Association must be located within the Association's borders and must pay the annual dues as established by the Board of Directors.

 

Honorary

Honorary Membership may be conferred upon an individual, institution, organization, foundation or business by a two-thirds vote of the Board of Directors in recognition of extraordinary contributions to or support of the Association. Any Active Professional Member, Associate Member, Association committee, or Chapter may submit a nomination for Honorary Membership for consideration by the Board of Directors. Once conferred, Honorary Membership is perpetual unless or until otherwise determined by the Board of Directors. Honorary Members need not be members of a recognized Chapter chartered by the Association nor reside in or be employed within a chartered Chapter’s borders or those of the Association. Annual dues are waived for Honorary Members.