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Benefits of State and National Membership

Your Chapter membership also makes you a member of the national AAUP and the Ohio Conference (OCAAUP). The benefits of these memberships include:

National AAUP

A list of the benefits of being a member of the national AAUP can be found on their website: https://www.aaup.org/membership/benefits. Some of the key ones are:

  • Subscription to Academe, the bimonthly magazine of the AAUP
  • Discounted subscriptions to the Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Lower insurance rates (professional liability, major medical, medicare supplemental; group term life and accident)

Ohio Conference
The Ohio Conference monitors state level legislative and political activity that affects higher education and the rights of unions. They lobby on behalf of faculty and higher education interests. In addition to other materials, they publish an Annual Report on Ohio Higher Education. More information can be found on their website: http://www.ocaaup.org/


  • The right to vote Chapter officers and on collective bargaining agreements
  • The right to vote for department/school liaisons
  • The right to hold office in the Chapter
  • The right to be a Chapter committee member
  • Membership in national AAUP and Ohio Conference

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