There are many ways to stay connected and be involved with Heterodox Academy. Please explore the sections below to find the best option for you.

None of these options require financial support, but each will provide you with periodic event invitations, access to the Heterodox Communities Initiative, and a subscription to HxA’s Bulletin, our email newsletter featuring news curated by HxA. 

Become a Friend

Heterodox supporters whose experience and expertise lies outside of academia are welcome to become Friends of HxA. 

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Become an Affiliate

Graduate, undergraduate, and high school students who value heterodoxy in their educational experience are encouraged to join HxA as Affiliates. 

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Become a Member

Members are key to helping us accomplish our mission. As educators, staff, and administrators of higher education and K-12 schools, as well as individuals working in higher education organizations, they have the ability to most directly impact campus and classroom culture. 

All members are asked to endorse this statement:

“I support open inquiry, viewpoint diversity, and constructive disagreement in research and education.”

Member Benefits

  • Member-only perks like special registration rates for the HxA conference, discounts for professional development workshops, and more
  • Members-only events hosted by HxA such as book clubs, webinars with guest speakers, and Member Spotlight Events
  • Access to select award and funding opportunities
  • Ability to join and/or lead Heterodox Communities
  • HxA’s Bulletin, our email newsletter featuring news curated by HxA
  • Quarterly Newsletter highlighting HxA’s work

Membership Application

Please find the option below which best describes you, then click the application link to apply today. Please note: The application requires you to provide your contact information, and details about your professional role and most recent degree. You will also be asked to answer optional questions about your communication preferences and personal demographic information. The application should take no more than 10-15 minutes to complete. 

Membership is free but if you are able to make a contribution to support HxA’s ongoing success please visit our donation page. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on the generosity of others to carry out our work. 

Higher Education Faculty, Staff, or Administrator  

This includes faculty or academic staff – professors of all ranks (assistant, associate, full), adjunct faculty, lecturers, postdocs, as well as retired and former faculty – and employees who are not in a teaching role. Applicants should be currently employed by an accredited university or college or have at least five years of related higher education experience. 

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K-12 Teacher, Staff or Administrator

An educator, staff member, or administrator in a primary or secondary school. Applicants should be currently employed by an accredited public or private school or have at least five years of related teaching experience. 

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Employed by a Higher Education Organization 

An individual currently employed by a professional association or organization that serves higher education.

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Questions? Email membership@heterodoxacademy.org or call (516) 939-1940.