Return to Membership Information Affiliate Membership - Benefits, Criteria, and Details

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CIC serves non-profit organizations that serve independent colleges and universities.


Benefits available to Affiliate Members include:
  • News and Publications—Members receive timely reports and email alerts on critical issues as well as CIC’s newsletter, the Independent.
  • Reduced Registration Fees—Presidents and chief academic officers of Affiliate Members receive reduced registration fees at the Presidents Institute and the Institute for Chief Academic Officers.
  • List Requests—Affiliate Members can obtain, upon request, mailing lists for specific purposes.
  • Making the Case—CIC’s website includes a growing collection of statistics, graphs, and other resources such as articles and speeches that can assist member presidents and other campus leaders to make the case for independent higher education in general and for their own institutions.
  • National Voice—CIC speaks out on issues of importance to independent colleges and universities through published op-eds, articles, press releases, and books, and conducts national public information programs.


To qualify for Affiliate Membership, an organization must be considered nonprofit (501(c)3 IRS status), and it must serve independent colleges and universities.


The 2018-2019 dues are $295.

To Apply

If you are interested in joining, please select "Apply Online" to complete the online application form. For additional information, please contact Kate Webber, CIC director of membership services, at (202) 466-7230 or

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