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Primary Contact FAQs

Instructions for managing your AACRAO membership roster (video)

Make the most of your institution's AACRAO membership 

At the 2023 Annual Meeting, the AACRAO membership approved a bylaws change allowing for a new membership structure. 

Major Changes

1. As of December 2023, AACRAO provides open rosters to all institutional members. This allows for unlimited members at every member institution. Under the new structure, as long as an institution has an active AACRAO membership, all staff members can join AACRAO under that institution's account and gain access to AACRAO member benefits. 

2. Beginning with the 2024-2025 membership year, AACRAO will change its dues calculation to be based on an institution's total expenditure as reported by IPEDS, rather than enrollment. Total expenses as reported by IPEDS is a fair indicator of the institution's ability to pay and makes sure that everyone is paying their fair share. 

Info for Primary Contacts

Managing your membership roster 

The Primary Contact (PC) at each AACRAO member institution will still have access to update their roster to add new members and remove individuals who have left their institution. See below for instructions on how to manage your membership roster. 

Instructions for managing your membership roster (video)

Instructions for managing your AACRAO membership roster (video)

Interested in joining AACRAO?

New individuals at current AACRAO member institutions can join here.

Not sure about your member status? You can check it here.

Learn more about AACRAO member benefits.


Contact AACRAO Membership at or (202) 355-1040.