Membership
Benefits

Individual
Membership

Types of Individual Memberships

  • Active TRIO Members (AT)

Active TRIO members shall be personnel employed by Oregon TRIO projects (authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 – including subsequent re-authorizations or other Acts designed to perpetuate TRIO services) with a current membership in good standing.

 

  • Active Non-TRIO Members (ANT)

Active Non-TRIO members shall be persons whose purpose, goals, and objectives are consistent with those of the Association as specified in Article I of the Constitution, including alumni of Oregon TRIO programs.  ANT memberships are limited to 10% of the total membership.

 

  • Individual Membership Fees

Active TRIO and Active Non-TRIO persons may become Individual Members by paying the Treasurer the Individual Membership Fee set by the Board. The current fee is $50.

 

(Individual memberships are an “unallowable cost” and cannot be paid with grant funds.)

 

  • Individual Membership Period

Membership becomes effective upon receipt of the fee and expires on December 31 of the same calendar year. 

 

  • Individual Membership Benefits
    • Can vote and fully participate in the business of OTA. 
    • Is eligible to vote in OTA elections.
    • Is eligible to run for and serve as a board member.
Project
Membership

Types of Project Memberships

  • Active TRIO Members (AT)

Active TRIO members shall be personnel employed by Oregon TRIO projects (authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 – including subsequent re-authorizations or other Acts designed to perpetuate TRIO services) with a current membership in good standing.

 

  • Project Membership Fee

The current Project Member Fee is $300.

 

  • Project Membership Period

Project memberships become effective on January 1 and end on December 31. 

 

  • Project Membership Benefits
    • Attendance at an OTA grant writing workshop. Individuals can be from the project, the institution, or both.
    • Only OTA members can nominate potential recipients for the OTA Dirks TRIO Achiever Scholarships and the OTA Fellowship.
    • OTA members can apply to receive partial funding for the travel cost of OTA award recipients to come to the Fall NAEOP conference when the project and/or institutional funds are not sufficient and a student has been selected for a scholarship.
    • Project students are eligible for OTA corporate scholarships.
    • Discounted rates at OTA professional development opportunities, including OTA Spring Conference 
    • Project students are eligible for international educational opportunities offered through OTA.
    • Only OTA members can receive funding from OTA in support of grant writing activities or reviewers.
    • Project students are eligible for Last Mile scholarships
    • Only OTA members can receive OTA funding for NAEOP Peer Reviews for new (0-2 years of experience) program Directors, and others at the discretion of the OTA Board of Directors.
    • Eligibility to run for an Officer of the Board of Directors.
    • Project students are eligible to attend the Student Leadership Conference
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