Article II: Membership

Section 1: Voting membership in the New York State Association for College Admission Counseling (“NYSACAC”) shall be extended to:

  1. Two-year and four-year colleges, universities or university systems and other post-secondary institutions in New York State which are accredited by an accrediting agency and which support the purposes of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, Inc. (“NACAC”) and NYSACAC.
  2. Individual primary and secondary schools as well as school districts in New York State which support the purposes of NACAC and NYSACAC.
  3. Other secondary schools, organizations, agencies and institutions in New York State which provide secondary counseling, admission and financial aid services and further, which support the purposes of NACAC and NYSACAC.
  4. Individuals who support the purposes of NACAC and NYSACAC and (i) whose professional activity in the area of counseling or admitting students is at a NYSACAC voting member institution, school, agency or organization; or (ii) whose professional activity in the area of counseling or admitting students is not at a NYSACAC voting member institution but who conduct the majority of their professional activities annually in New York State.
  5. Retired individuals who support the purposes of NACAC and NYSACAC and who were actively engaged in providing counseling, admission or financial aid services.
  6. Independent counselors who support the purposes of NACAC and NYSACAC who perform the majority of their professional duties in New York.
  7. Persons who were employed at a voting member institution or organization during the current year or immediately preceding membership year who are no longer employed by any member or member-eligible institution.
  8. An individual who has been awarded a lifetime emeritus membership by the Executive Board and who supports the purposes of NACAC and NYSACAC.
  9. Not-for-profit community-based organizations which provide counseling, admission, or financial aid services only to students at the state or local level on an on-going basis.
  10. Not-for-profit organizations whose primary activities consist of working at a multi-state, national or international level and providing counseling, admission, or financial aid services to students or to the college admission counseling or financial aid professions.

Section 2: Each voting NYSACAC member shall have one vote on all matters which shall require action by the full membership at any General Membership meeting. Representatives of voting NYSACAC members and individual voting NYSACAC members may serve as directors and officers of NYSACAC and members of NYSACAC committees. Each of the non-voting NYSACAC members and individual non-voting NYSACAC members may not serve as directors and/or officers of NYSACAC, but may serve as members of NYSACAC Standing Committees

Section 3: Associate non-voting membership may be extended to:

  1. Secondary schools or school districts, two-year and four-year colleges, universities and university systems and other post-secondary educational institutions not located in New York State which support the purposes of NACAC and NYSACAC.
  2. Other secondary schools, organizations, agencies or institutions not located in New York State which provides post-secondary counseling, admission and financial aid services and further, which support the purposes of NACAC and NYSACAC
  3. Independent counselors from outside New York State who support the purposes of NACAC and NYSACAC and who do not meet the criteria listed in Article I, section 1. C, E.

Section 4: Honorary Membership

Honorary membership may be extended to anyone who is recommended by the President and approved by the Executive Board. This person shall receive lifetime membership in NYSACAC. This is not necessarily an annual award.

Section 5: All prospective members, including associate members, must be able to demonstrate conformity to the Statement of Principles of Good Practice: NACAC’s Code of Ethics and Professional Practices adopted by NACAC and their membership applications are subject to final review by the NYSACAC Member Relations Committee.

Section 6: Termination of membership

A. Membership in NYSACAC may be terminated by action of the Executive Board for:

  1. Failure to comply with the provisions of the Statement of Principles of Good Practice: NACAC’s Code of Ethics and Professional Practices.
  2. Failure to maintain requirements for membership.
  3. Failure to pay the annual dues or other charges, assessments or fees due NYSACAC within (60) days after notice from NYSACAC.
  4. Failure to support the purposes of NACAC or NYSACAC.

Section 7: The membership year will be from September 1 through August 31.