Get Involved

The AAUP is a network of faculty and academic professionals, organized into campus-based chapters and state conferences and backed up by national and field staff. The AAUP's strength and promise is in our members.

On campus, AAUP chapters advocate for faculty rights and interests at an institutional level. Some serve as collective bargaining agents. See a directory of AAUP chapter Web sites.

A state conference is formed when several chapters in a state decide to work together to advance AAUP policies and goals. Through a state conference, existing chapters are able to have more influence statewide and new chapters find the support and guidance they need closer to home. Contact your state conference.

You can become more involved by becoming a member of the AAUPmaking a financial contribution, starting a chapter on your campuslobbying your state or federal legislators, or attending an AAUP meeting or conference.




By joining, faculty members, academic professionals, and graduate students help to shape the future of our profession and proclaim their dedication to the education community. In addition, there are many practical benefits.

Renew and Get Involved

Renew your membership and continue to promote and protect your profession.

Upcoming Events

See our list of upcoming events or review a past event.

Local Toolkit

This toolkit has resources to help local AAUP leaders build strong chapters and conferences, work with state and local governments, communicate effectively, and plan events. It contains templates and sample documents that you can adapt to your campus or community.

Issue Campaigns

Higher education is under unprecedented attacks. Learn more about these attacks and what you can do.

Find Chapters & Conferences

One of the best ways to get involved with the AAUP is at the local level.

Start a Chapter

Information on how to start an AAUP chapter. Active AAUP chapters serve the profession at over 450 accredited colleges and universities by supporting principles and programs that vitally affect the quality of higher education and professional life.