Student and Professional Members are movers, shakers, and difference makers in the field of collegiate recreation. NIRSA’s individual members live out our mission and vision day to day on their respective campuses. As a NIRSA member, you receive the benefits immediately!
Student Membership. Available to graduate and undergraduate students interested in recreation, intramural and/or wellness programming.
Professional Membership. Available to individuals presently employed and directly associated in the administration of recreation, intramural, and/or wellness programs, or employed within a higher education setting. Current Professional Members who retire may maintain their Professional Membership.
Professional Life Membership. Available to Professional members after two consecutive years of active professional membership.
Retired Membership. Complimentary membership available to former Professional members that have formally terminated regular professional employment through retirement. Continuation or resumption of employment in a part-time or non-continuing basis following retirement shall not affect eligibility for retired membership status. Limited membership benefits.
Emeritus Membership. Available to retired or retiring members with at least 10 years of professional membership, life membership, or honorary membership in the Association who meet certain criteria. Apply for Emeritus membership.
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Available to any institution administering, or considering to offer a recreation, intramural, and/or wellness programs. Institutional members shall include colleges, universities, military installations, correctional institutions, and municipal recreation and parks departments.
NIRSA understands that international institutions cannot take full advantage of NIRSA’s membership benefits. As a result, institutions outside of the United States receive special pricing. See the institutional membership application for details.
Institutional Prepay Program
Institutions with unused end-of-year funds for professional development can make an investment at the end of the current budget cycle for future training expenses. The NIRSA Institutional Prepay Program allows for the purchase of vouchers for any denomination (greater than $200) to use as credit in your professional or institutional account. NIRSA vouchers can be redeemed for annual conferences, institutes or webinar registrations, and dues.
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