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About ACUA Membership


An ACUA membership provides valuable information and resources to help you improve your organization's risk mitigation efforts, internal control processes, and compliance monitoring systems. As a member of the world's foremost higher education auditing community, you will have access to ACUA publications, training, and continuing educational opportunities, as well as excellent networking opportunities.

ACUA's membership year runs from January 1 - December 31. New members pay a prorated amount below in their first year if joining ACUA after March 31. Renewal notices for the following year are mailed each November and due by December 31.

Download the ACUA Membership Brochure and Membership Application for more details.

Benefits of Membership

The benefits of an ACUA membership include:

  • Access to mature, industry-specific auditing tools, such as the ACUA Risk Dictionary.
  • Networking and information-sharing opportunities geared towards auditing in a higher education environment.
  • Discounted conference rates, job posting rates, as well as special discounts on products and educational opportunities from our Strategic Partners and other supporters.
  • The proprietary sections of the ACUA website
  • Latest notifications to the journal with hot topics in higher education.
  • Voting rights in ACUA elections (for one institutional representative).
  • Opportunity for employees of the institution to run for and hold office in ACUA.

Membership Types

ACUA provides two types of memberships - institutional and individual.

Institutional Memberships
Institutional memberships are reserved for institutions of higher education. Departments, entities, or individuals at institutions of higher education (including system offices) with an interest in the issues surrounding the practice of internal auditing in higher education are also eligible for institutional membership. Institutional membership in ACUA is based on the location and reporting lines of each audit department. Shops that are physically located at a campus and have some level of reporting to management or the President at that campus are considered as separate entities and require their own memberships. Each institution pays one membership fee. Each institution has an Institutional Representative and designates the other individuals at his/her institution that are also eligible to be covered under that membership.

Individual Memberships

  • An individual currently affiliated with an organization that is eligible for institutional membership but the organization does not allow for an institutional membership to be paid by the organization even though the affiliated individual has an interest in ACUA or internal auditing.


  • An individual not currently affiliated with an organization that would qualify for institutional membership, but with an interest in ACUA or internal auditing, compliance and risk management.  Examples include but are not limited to:  independent contractors or self-employed consultants, scholars, students or other former employees of institutional members who are not currently employed in higher education.


Emeritus Membership
An individual who is retired from an ACUA member institution and is earning no active employment compensation income from that institution or other ACUA membership-eligible institution.


Membership Costs

Institutional Membership Dues
The dues structure is based on the number of staff in the Internal Audit department and other members that will be covered under the institutional membership. The dues structure seeks to establish equity between smaller and larger departments with fees comparable to the benefits received.

Number of Members Serviced Annual Dues
1 $175
2-3 $350
4-6 $550
7-9 $800
10-12 $1,100
13-15 $1,400
16-20 $1,800
21 and over $2,000

Individual Membership Dues - $175
Please note: Individual membership is a restricted category and must be approved by the Membership Committee.

Emeritus Membership - $50

Prorated Dues Schedule
Both institutional and individual membership dues are prorated after March 31. Click here to view the prorated dues schedule. Renewing members are not eligible for prorated rates.

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To join ACUA, download the ACUA Membership Application and fax, email, or mail the completed form to the ACUA Executive Office. See the Contact Us page for ACUA Executive Office contact information.


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