Associate level membership is reserved for TRIO personnel working in a clerical/office support position, or for TRIO personnel working outside of the ASPIRE region.

Associate Membership is for individuals meeting either of the following two criteria: (1) employed in a clerical/office support position within a TRIO, GearUp, or other educational opportunity/equal access type program located in the states of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah or Wyoming; (2) persons employed full-time or part-time in TRIO, GearUp, or other educational opportunity/equal access programs located in states which are not included in the ASPIRE, Inc. region.

Each Associate Member is entitled to vote in all regional and state elections, and may serve on committees, but may hold no office in the association or serve on the Board of Directors.

Current cost: $50 per person

*Membership is non-transferable.