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Why Join NCHC?

With nearly 900 institutional members, the National Collegiate Honors Council is the leading professional association for those who provide college-level honors education.  The annual institutional membership fee is $500.  Some of the benefits of NCHC membership include:

  • Opportunity for faculty, administrators, and students to participate in national conversations about honors education
    • Scholarly journals on research in honors education (JNCHC) and innovative practices in honors education (Honors in Practice);
    • Opportunity to engage with other honors professionals through the members-only online forum;
    • Annual conference with hundreds of sessions both for faculty/administrators and students, including opportunities for student research presentation;
    • Complimentary copies of newly-published monographs focusing on instruction and administration in honors, and discount prices on the full library of NCHC monographs (e.g., A Handbook for Honors Administrators; Shatter the Glassy Stare: Implementing Experiential Learning in Higher Education; Teaching and Learning in Honors); and
    • Benchmarking data focusing on national honors programs and colleges.
  • Access to student awards and fellowship/grant monies—Opportunity to nominate students for NCHC undergraduate fellowship monies for senior capstone or other projects, as well as other student awards (e.g., “Portz Scholar” paper competitions).
  • Access to institutional grants to support honors college innovation
  • Enhanced visibility as an honors college
    • Complimentary two-page spread in the NCHC Guide to Honors Programs and Colleges; and
    • Use of the NCHC logo on home Web page.
  • Opportunity for site visits and external review conducted by seasoned experts in honors trained at NCHC Assessment and Evaluation Institutes; such external review:
    • Fosters reflection to help institutions better understand themselves in the larger community of honors institutions; and
    • Generates greater visibility that results from the completion of successful site visits.
  • 50% discount on conference registration for all faculty, staff, and students at member institution.

Ready to join?  Our membership categories are as follows:

$600 - Institutional & Professional dues
$500 - Institutional dues
$100 - Professional dues (your institution must be a member of NCHC to receive this rate)
$350 - Non-Institutional Professional dues (if your institution is not a member of NCHC but you would like to belong as an individual member)

To join, complete a membership form and submit payment to the NCHC office.

Annual dues for Sustaining Members shall be twice the dues established for their respective membership categories. One-time dues for Lifetime Professional Members shall be ten (10) times the dues for the respective professional membership categories.

Please consult the NCHC office for sustaining membership details.

Lapsed membership: Reinstatement to NCHC membership must be initiated by the former member. Once NCHC receives the request and appropriate dues, the member’s file will be reactivated.

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National Collegiate Honors Council
1100 Neihardt Residence Center
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
540 North 16th St.
Lincoln, Nebraska

Tel: 402-472-9150
Fax: 402-472-9152


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