• Access to the new HxA Portal, a private online forum for HxA members and HxCommunities
  • Invitations to members-only discussions, panels, and other events
  • Subscription to the Bulletin, our email newsletter featuring news curated by HxA
  • Award and funding opportunities
  • Access to HxCommunities
  • Members-only discount to the HxA Conference

Please note: Occasionally, benefits and events may be limited to specific membership categories.

Application Process and Requirements  

Please find the membership category below which best describes you, then click the link to apply. You will be asked to provide your contact information and details about your academic affiliation. The application also includes optional questions about your communication preferences and personal demographic information. Additionally, we ask professors, educators, administrators, and staff to publicly endorse this statement: 

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

This public endorsement is an extremely valuable contribution that helps members and others to publicly stand behind these principles. 

There is no cost for membership. However, if you are able to make a financial contribution to support HxA, please visit our donation page. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on the generosity of others to carry out our work. 

Once your application is submitted, the Membership Committee will review your application as quickly as possible. You will receive a decision via email, usually within 5-10 business days. 

Membership Categories

Higher Education Faculty, Staff, and Administrators

This category is for applicants who are currently employed by an accredited university or college or have at least five years of related higher education experience. 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 university or college employees who are not in a teaching role.
View more information for higher ed faculty, staff, and administrators and apply.


This category is for graduate and undergraduate students (ages 18+).
View more information for students and apply.

Other Higher Education Professionals

This category is for individuals currently employed by a professional association or organization that directly serves higher education (e.g., American Association of University Professors, Association of American Colleges & Universities, etc.).
View more information for other higher ed professionals and apply.

Other Ways to be Involved

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


Email or call (516) 939-1940.