AAAED: Join Us

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Professionals Promoting Equal Opportunity and Inclusion for All

Looking for an organization where you can find professional development and training, network with members of your profession and have your views known to policymakers? The American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity (AAAED) is the organization that you have been searching for.

AAAED is the leader in Equal Opportunity, affirmative action and diversity training and education for professionals in higher education, private industry and government.

Forty Years of Leadership

Founded in 1974 as the American Association for Affirmative Action (AAAA), AAAED, a 501c6 membership organization, has four decades of leadership in providing professional training to members, enabling them to be more successful and productive in their careers. It also promotes understanding and advocacy of affirmative action and other equal opportunity and related compliance laws to enhance the tenets of access, inclusion and equality in employment, economic and educational opportunities.

The Fund for Leadership, Equity, Access and Diversity (The LEAD Fund), established in 2011, is a “Think and Do” Tank. A 501c3 nonprofit organization, it provides thought leadership in promoting inclusive organizations and institutions by providing research and education on issues related to diversity, social responsibility, human and civil rights.

Access, Equity and Diversity

Terms that have become increasingly important in today’s workplace.

Join the longest-serving membership association dedicated to the mission of access, equity and diversity and created to fulfill the needs of the equal opportunity, affirmative action, human resources and diversity professional.

Join the longest-serving membership association dedicated to the mission of access, equity and “We seek not just legal equity but human ability, not just equality as a right and a theory but equality as a fact and equality as a result." - President Lyndon Johnson at Howard University’s Commencement, 1965

AAAED Member Categories and Dues

Large Institution/Business/Corporate/Government

The membership fee is $475.00 per year.

Large More than 500 employees (5 representatives)

Institutional, Business, Corporate or Government Membership allows academic institutions, businesses, corporations, and government agencies to support the mission and goals of the Association. Designated representatives will have all of the rights and privileges of Association membership. Each organization will have one vote and only one member from each organization can serve as an elected or appointed office.

You must register a group of 5 or less.

Small Institution/Business/Corporate/Government

The membership fee is $300.00 per year.

Small Less than 500 employees (3 representatives)

Institutional, Business, Corporate or Government Membership allows academic institutions, businesses, corporations, and government agencies to support the mission and goals of the Association. Designated representatives will have all of the rights and privileges of Association membership. Each organization will have one vote and only one member from each organization can serve as an elected or appointed officer.

You must register a group of 3 or less.

Professional Organization Affiliate

The membership fee is $350 per year.

Professional Organization/Affiliate Membership is designed to include those organizations that support the mission and goals of the Association. Membership in AAAED implies a commitment to equal opportunity through affirmative action. Generally, the members of these organizations do not serve as equal opportunity, diversity or affirmative action professionals. They benefit from the networking and information dissemination activities and are equally represented by AAAED in its advocacy efforts before federal, state and local governments. They receive association discounts in the Professional Development and Training Institute (PDTI) programs, annual conferences and regional programs. Professional Organization/Affiliate Members do not have voting privileges and may not be elected or appointed to an office.

You must register a group of 3 or less.

Individual Practicing Professional

The membership fee is $150.00 per year. 

Practicing Professional Members serve as equal opportunity, diversity, affirmative action and human resources professionals, or are actively engaged in those professions. They are interested in supporting affirmative action and diversity policies and programs. The Practicing Professional Member enjoys all of the rights and privileges of membership.

Individual Affiliate Member

The dues for Individual Affiliate Members are $150.00 per year.

Individual Affiliate Members do not work as practicing equal opportunity, affirmative action, diversity or human resources professionals. They share the goals of affirmative action and support the mission of AAAED. The Individual Affiliate Member benefits from the networking and information dissemination activities of the association and is equally represented by AAAED in its advocacy efforts before federal, state and local governments. They receive association discounts in the Professional Development and Training Institute (PDTI) programs, annual conferences and regional programs. Individual Affiliate Members do not have voting privileges and may not be elected or appointed to an office.

Retiree

Reduced cost for those who are retired.

The membership fee is $50.00 per year.

Retiree membership is for those retired individuals who have been active members and are not currently working in the equal opportunity, diversity, affirmative action and human resources profession. Membership allows retirees to stay connected with the profession and continue taking advantage of all rights and privileges of membership.

Student

Membership category for full-time, currently enrolled students.

The membership fee is $25.00 per year.

Student members are registered, full-time, undergraduate or graduate students at an educational institution. Student members should be interested in, or actively engaged in, equal opportunity, diversity, affirmative action, human resources or a related field. They enjoy all of the rights and privileges of membership with the exception of voting and being elected or appointed to an office.Membership as a student is subject to verification.