Membership Categories

ASIANetwork member institutions vary in size and style of intellectual community, but share a primary commitment to undergraduate education in the liberal arts and the study of Asia as part of that commitment. ASIANetwork is fundamentally a consortium of small, liberal arts institutions which participate as Category I and Category II Members, based on a range of criteria.

Organizations such as foundations and publishing houses join as affiliate members. Individuals not affiliated with a member institution or organization may join as individual members.

Membership Categories

  • Institutional Members. Annual dues: $300. “Institutional Members” comprise two categories.
    • Category I—accredited, degree-granting institutions that define their primary mission as the provision of an undergraduate liberal arts education.  Ordinarily, Category I Institutional Members will be relatively small colleges with enrollments of fewer than 5,000 undergraduate students at the time of the first membership application or when applying to rejoin after a hiatus of five years or more.
    • Category II —accredited, degree-granting institutions that define one of their missions as the provision of an undergraduate liberal arts education. Ordinarily, Category II Institutional Members will be small universities, community colleges, and/or other institutions with enrollments of fewer than 12,500 students, of whom at least 80% are undergraduate, at the time of the first membership application or when applying to rejoin after a hiatus of five years or more.

      All benefits of institutional membership are available to both categories. Since the mission of ASIANetwork is the fostering of Asian Studies in small liberal arts colleges, in competition for fellowships and grants administered by ASIANetwork and for Board Membership, preference may be given to Category I institutions.

  • Affiliate Membership: Overseas educational institutions, organizations (foundations, publishing houses, etc.) with an interest in undergraduate liberal arts education. Affiliate Membership confers all the benefits open to other members, except that they are not eligible for the following: 1) to apply for fellowships or grants administered by ASIANetwork; and 2) to nominate or elect candidates to serve as officers of the organization. Annual dues: $100.00
  • Individual Membership: Individuals with an interest in undergraduate liberal arts education. Individual Membership confers all the benefits open to other members, except that they are not eligible for the following: 1) to apply for fellowships or grants administered by ASIANetwork; and 2) to nominate or elect candidates to serve as officers of the organization. Annual dues: $50.00