ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE UNIONS-INTERNATIONAL
The Association of College Unions-International, founded in 1914, is one of the oldest intercollegiate educational organizations. Its purpose is to provide an opportunity for unions to join in studying and improving their
organizations, services, programs, facilities, and personnel and to assist in the development of new college
The Association membership of nearly 1000 universities, colleges, and junior colleges in the United States,
Canada, Mexico, Great Britain, Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and Japan includes public, private,
religious, coeducational, men's and women's institutions located in rural, suburban, and urban areas and
ranging in size from 300 to 40,000 students. Any college or university union which presents a general program
for the culture and recreational life of the campus or which is planning a campus community center—whether
it be known as a Union, House, Hall, Center or other name — is eligible for membership. It is not necessary to
have a union building to belong to the Association.
The Association is divided into sixteen geographical regions, each with an experienced union executive as its
Regional Representative to assist in the general development of Association affairs. Regional Coordinators in
such special interest areas as professional development, two-year colleges, the performing, visual, and plastic
arts, recreation, relations with artists' representatives, and research work with the Regional Representatives,
standing committees, and the individual unions in the advancement of the Association's program.
Any campus institution which presents a general program for the cultural and recreational life of the student
body as a primary activity is cordially invited to join the Association.
Voting membership is by institutions; the membership fee is customarily paid by the college or the union
organization. Interested college or student officers may arrange for membership at any time by sending the
completed application form to the Association office.
As in many other higher educational associations, dues are on a sliding scale determined by enrollment. The
basis for enrollment figures is The Opening Enrollment In Higher Education, published by the U.S. Office of
Education, and Canadian Universities and Colleges, published by the Association of Universities and Colleges
of Canada. In keeping with common practice, four part-time students are counted as one full-time student. The
basis for regular enrollment (as of 1/1/91) follows:
Enrollment Annual Dues
Under 1,000 $130
20,001 and over $545
Regular members not in the United States, Canada or Mexico pay annual dues of $105.
Association of College Unions-International
400 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405