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Professional Membership

Active Professional Membership shall be limited to those persons actively engaged in the administration or general operation, inclusive of instructional staff, of educational opportunity programs located in the states of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire. Persons qualifying for active Professional Membership should spend a significant and continuing portion of their full-time professional activities involved in the concerns of the students referred to in the NEOA mission statement.

The mission of NEOA is to advocate for access to and success in postsecondary education for low income individuals, first generation college students and college students with disabilities and to develop the skills and knowledge of educational opportunity professionals working with this population.

Each Active Professional Member is entitled to one vote and is eligible to hold office as delineated in Article V, Section 2 of these bylaws.

Affiliate Membership

Affiliate Membership shall generally be those who support the purpose and objectives of The Association, as herein expressed, but not qualify under the membership categories of Article III, Section 2, or who would rather make their contributions in less visible or demanding roles.

Each Affiliate Member may have voice, but not vote in meetings of The Association and is not eligible to hold office.


Please contact the membership chair if you have any questions!

Andrea Dawes
Membership Chair

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