Become a Member

Become a WMU-AAUP Member

The WMU-AAUP is absolutely critical for maintaining decent working conditions, fair pay and benefits, job security, and a respect for shared governance and academic freedom.

Without the support of dues-paying members, our union cannot continue preserving and strengthening WMU professors’ rights and benefits, and fighting for the security and dignity of our professional lives. With this in mind, we urge you to join the overwhelming majority of your faculty colleagues and submit your dues card if you haven’t yet had a chance to do so. You’ll find the dues deduction card here, and details about our extremely modest dues structure here.

WMU-AAUP Member Benefits

Dues-paying members can find the local Chapter benefits information here.

National AAUP Member Benefits

Dues-paying members receive exclusive access to the expertise of AAUP staff, consultants, and leaders. Webinars, Academe magazine and guidebooks put the resources to defend academic freedom, ensure economic security, and advance faculty governance for all faculty at your fingertips.

Dues-payers may also be eligible for discounts on some insurance products. Find more information here.

AFT Member Benefits

Because of the AAUP’s recent affiliation with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), all AAUP members are now also AFT members and eligible for AFT member benefits.  Learn more about those member benefits here.

Need More Information?

If you would like further information about, or assistance with, any of the items above (or any other matter), please don’t hesitate to reach out to the WMU-AAUP by contacting