To renew an existing active membership, follow these steps. (Note that if you are a prior member whose membership has lapsed, you need to rejoin instead.)

Member Benefits

Click to see AAUP membership benefits, which include access to:

  • the expertise of AAUP staff, members, and leaders
  • our lineup of guidebooks, toolkits, and webinars to defend academic freedom, ensure economic security, and advance faculty governance
  • insurance programs with extensive product offerings nationwide


  • See dues rates categories based on your annual academic income.  
  • Show your support with a lifetime membership!

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

Cancel Membership

We're sorry you want to cancel! Are you sure you don't want to continue being part of the vital fight for academic freedom, and having access to all these benefits of membership?

If you do need to cancel, here are the steps:

My Account

Use the member portal to:

  • Log in for access to member resources on the website 
  • Retrieve your password
  • Update your profile
  • Opt in to receive the print edition of Academe

Start a Chapter

Active AAUP chapters serve the profession at over 500 accredited colleges and universities by supporting principles and programs that vitally affect the quality of higher education and professional life. Click for info on how to start a chapter.

Support Your Local Union

How members of AAUP union chapters can participate in and strengthen their local unions.

Membership Brochures and More


Chapters can request limited quantities of the following items for distribution to members and at campus events:

  • AAUP buttons in various styles
  • For nonunion chapters, a Join brochure to use in membership organizing

To request items, email [email protected]


You can download the following items for electronic distribution or to print locally: