Become a Member of NACA - School Membership

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By joining the association for campus experience professionals, institutions access the largest collegiate experience network, reduce expenditures by benefiting from cooperative buying, and grow professional competencies so they can foster environments and design experiences where students belong, are retained, and can thrive.

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One Institution. One Membership. One Association.

  • NACA membership is your institution's membership – so all of your campus departments can benefit from the Association's cooperative buying, educational programs, services and digital library without having to purchase additional memberships.
  • Rather than paying for multiple higher education associations, which may only apply to specific student affairs departments or roles, colleagues across student affairs disciplines can benefit from and pool funding for one annual NACA membership that supports your entire institution.
  • All of your colleagues who work to improve the campus experience can learn and grow together in one association while contributing to advancing the field through scholarship, mentorship, and volunteerism.

Save Programming Dollars. Save Planning Time.

  • With nearly 800 member schools and 60-plus years of experience, NACA membership means you have access to one of the largest campus experience networks and talent buying resources in the country.
  • Stretch your institution's programming dollars with NACA's cooperative buying system, Block Booking. Member schools in close geographic proximity can book an act for a consecutive series of dates; providing the act the ability to consolidate travel and other costs. This means a reduced fee for the performance for everyone in the block.
  • The NACA® 24/7 online platform matches you with talent and vendors you're seeking, making doing business easier and faster than ever before. This technology will save time, energy, and money identifying, reviewing, and contracting entertainment, speakers, performers, and more.

Ready Student Leaders for Current Roles & Future Careers.

  • NACA is for more than just your intuition's professional staff. The Association supports undergraduate and graduate students with assessment tools, in-person conferences, virtual learning opportunities, scholarships and grants.
  • The Association can take the hassle out of training your student government officers, programming boards, and student organization leaders through the in-person Institutes or virtual Summer Series programs.
  • The NACA® Employability Skills Assessment is a tool designed to help your students as they prepare for their next step after graduation – their careers. Students evaluate themselves on the skills employers seek and it provides them with suggestions for mastering these skills through their involvement in campus activities.

The Vanguard in College Experience Research & Benchmarking.

  • NACA can bridge your campus wide efforts to foster student and professional development. The Association's professional competencies represent and guide the development of inclusive communities, foster belonging, and the profession.
  • The Journal of Campus Activities Practice and Scholarship (JCAPS) is a social science peer-reviewed journal. It focuses on publishing rigorous, relevant, and respected scholarship related to postsecondary education co-curricular campus activities, and translating such scholarship to practice.
  • NACA supports research through grants designed to advance the field of campus activities by encouraging the development and distribution of knowledge that has potential to improve the experiences of college students through their involvement in campus activities.
  • Utilize the NACA Connect online communities to benchmark your institution's experiences, programs, and events with other campus professionals around the country.

Professionalizing Campus Experiences Using Design Methodology.

  • Our conferences and events are intentionally planned used design methodology and research from Maritz Global Events, one of the largest, most respected leaders in the meetings and events industry.
  • Our events serve as a teaching laboratory to both experience and learn first-hand the science-based design for creating successful events back at your institution.
  • Advanced degree programs can fall short of providing professionals with the skill sets, knowledge, and tools to create college communities were everyone belongs.

2023-24 School Membership Dues

Up to 500:
Over 25,000


Ready to join the National Association for Campus Activities? Submit the following form to begin the membership process.

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The NACA® membership year is May 1-April 30, regardless of join date.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, an institutional membership allows anyone and everyone on campus to freely access NACA benefits, such as Encore, or attend NACA events at the member rate.
Students (undergraduate and graduate), faculty, and/or professionals currently attending a four-year, two-year, community college or technical school.
Rates are based on your institution total enrollment. Total enrollment includes undergraduate students, graduate students, commuters, etc.
No, membership dues are non-refundable.
A transitional membership is available to a professional staff member who is no longer associated with a member school due to a recent transition in employment. Learn more by clicking here.
Ready to begin? The first step in the membership application process is to create your user profile and school profile. Once these steps have been completed, you will be directed to the membership application. Click here to get started!
We want you to keep in touch with NACA when you’ve accepted a new position elsewhere. Send us a note with your new information at
Block Booking is one of the most frequently enjoyed perks of any NACA membership. You must be a member institution to participate.
The Campus Activities Marketplace (CAMP) is NACA®’s exhibit hall/trade show. CAMP is the center of all business activity conducted during a conference. Face-to-face meetings between school buyers and firms selling the talent, products, or services take place at the various vendor booths at CAMP. University professional staff members and students visit booths to peruse press kits and product specifications, view video and listen to audio and to check availability of touring artists. There will be a wide diversity of talent and products on display in CAMP. The exhibit hall is only open during specific hours throughout the conferences. At those designated times when the exhibit hall is open your booth MUST be staffed. If purchasing a booth you must be able to attend all three days of the conference. A preliminary schedule is always posted on our website for you to plan accordingly.
Booths are the vendor spaces located in CAMP that display each exhibitor’s business information, products, services, and more. Each firm exhibiting at the event must maintain separate membership in NACA and must occupy separate booth space. Staffing for booths must be employees, artists or hospitality staff registered as delegates of the exhibiting firm. Staff must be present in the booth during the entire duration of all CAMPs. An exhibitor may advertise, display, exhibit, or sell only the talent, products or services of its company.

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Electricity is not provided in the exhibit fee and must be requested and paid for on the form provided to each exhibitor in the service kit which will be sent directly to you 6 weeks prior to the event.
You can bring promotional material and TVs, posters, buttons, and laptops in your booth. You may not sing or dance in your booth. If you are a singer it is better to bring a laptop and headphones and have students come in your booth and listen/watch. If you need to have additional equipment, a decorator kit is sent out in our weekly emails but also posted to the website. The following items/activities are not allowed in exhibiting booths:

  • Live performance that are not eligible to be considered booth demonstration are, but not limited to, live musical/vocal performance, juggling and/or hypnosis.
  • The use of a stage, riser or any type of elevation
  • Stickers
The booth fee and registration fee are separate. With the purchase of the booth you are required to purchase at least ONE full registration. Many associate members enjoy purchasing full conference registrations as it heightens their visibility and engagement with other delegates. Anyone else that will be staffing your booth can purchase a day pass. Day passes give you access to everything at the conference, but they do not include conference meals.

Video Tutorials

Have a question about managing your account or registering for an event? Check out these video tutorials for step by step instructions.

Updating Your Contact Roster
Updating Programming & Professional Responsibilities
Event Registration Tutorial

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