Project Membership is open to each TRIO, Gear Up, or other educational opportunity/equal access project in the ASPIRE, INC. states of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, or Wyoming.
Project Membership Benefits and Limitations Project Membership entitles projects to specific, exclusive benefits, including pre/post conference workshops and trainings on program administration, curriculum, technology, student data processing and reporting, and other benefits as defined by the Board. Project Membership does not entitle projects to vote nor project staff to the benefits of Individual Membership.
This project membership is for September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2022.
Professional level membership in ASPIRE is reserved for all TRIO personnel working both full-time and part-time in advising, administrative, and other professional positions.
Professional Membership is for individuals employed full-time or part-time in TRIO, GearUp, or other educational opportunity/equal access type programs located in the states of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, or Wyoming. Professional membership is also available to any person that maintained ASPIRE Professional Membership for a minimum of 10 years and is now retired from the position they held within TRIO programs during their ASPIRE membership period.
Each Professional Member is entitled to vote in all regional and state elections, and is eligible to hold any office within the association.
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.