We welcome members from all institutions and organizations as well as from all states and nations.

Membership Dues

The OWCA offers memberships for students, professionals, and institutions. We aim to be transparent about our yearly budget.

Membership Dues
Membership Type 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years
Student $5-15* $27 $40
Professional $40 $75 $110
Institutional (up to 49 sub-accounts) $150 $295 $440

*Students without funding can pay what they can for a 1-year membership, between $5 and $15.

Membership at No Charge

Per the OWCA’s Initial Action Steps Toward Anti-Racism, we offer 3-year memberships at no charge to any student or professional who identifies as a person of color.

We also offer 3-year institutional memberships at no charge to the following institutions:

  • Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs)
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
  • Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs)
  • Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AAPISIs)

These options are available in Step 2 below when you add a membership to your account.

Member Benefits

Members of the public have access to the following resources and opportunities at no cost:

  • Participate in most webinars and all reading clubs
  • View recordings of most 2020-2023 virtual events in our event archive
  • Search the scholarship database
  • Submit a conference proposal
  • Submit an application to serve on the Executive Board

All OWCA members have the following benefits:

Ready to Become a Member?

You can become a member in 3 easy steps:

  1. Register for an OWCA account
  2. Add a new membership to your account
  3. Join the OWCA mailing list
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