MEMBER REQUIREMENTS

**Update for Fall 2020 Semester Requirements**

All members are expected to:

  1. Fill out the application for membership each year.

  2. Fulfill AED's 12 hours per semester requirement. (NO LIMIT on hours from outside sources.)

  3. Attend one social event per semester (events will be online).

  4. Attend fundraising events (events will be online).

  5. Pay the $20 annual dues. 

  6. Attend at least 3 out of the 5 general meetings each semester.

    • If you have a schedule conflict such that you are unable to attend the meetings, please email utd.aed@gmail.com and either send us your schedule or explain why you are unable to attend.

    • Your membership may be terminated if you miss more than 3 meetings without informing us. 

  7. Show up to all events you signed up for.

    • We will be forced to terminate your application or membership with us if you cancel 2 times after the cancellation deadline.

Previous Requirements:

All members are expected to:

  1. Fill out the application for membership each year.

  2. Fulfill AED's 20 hours per semester requirement. (Up to 8 of these hours may be from outside sources.)

  3. Attend one fundraising event per semester.

  4. Attend one social event per semester.

  5. Pay the $25 annual dues. The dues includes the price of an AED T-shirt.

  6. Attend at least 3 out of the 4 general meetings each semester.

    • If you have a schedule conflict such that you are unable to attend the meetings, please email utd.aed@gmail.com and either send us your schedule or explain why you are unable to attend.

    • Your membership may be terminated if you miss more than 3 meetings without informing us. 

  7. Show up to all events you signed up for.

    • We will be forced to terminate your application or membership with us if you cancel 2 times after the cancellation deadline.

Failure to meet these minimum requirements will result in the loss of membership. Members will no longer be placed on probation. Members who have lost their membership may choose to rejoin AED starting at the pledge level.

Service Awards

Members that have gone above and beyond the required number of hours will receive special recognition and a certificate indicating their achievement at the end of the year at the AED banquet.

 

These awards include:

  • Outstanding AED Membership: 50 Service Hours or above for the 2019-2020 Year

  • Distinguished AED Membership: 75 Service Hours or above for the 2019-2020 Year

Pledge Members:

Pledges have less than 2 semesters of continuous membership with AED. This is the most basic level of membership in AED. 

 

Dues: $25 annually, to be paid when the pledge member applies for membership. 

Associate Members:

Associate members have more than 2 consecutive semesters of membership with AED. Associate members have all of the priviledges given to pledges, but in addition have the opportunity to participate in other events that are not available to pledges, such as attend the AED National Convention, and can apply for National Membership.

 

Associate members who have been active for at least 2 years by the time of graduation will be given special AED cords to wear over their cap and gown. Members must be active at the time of graduation to be eligible for a cord.

 

Dues:

$25 annually, to be paid in the 3rd consecutive semester (2nd year) of membership

National Members:

National Membership includes acceptance into the national AED organization. After their third consecutive semester in AED, Associate members can apply for National Membership.

 

Members who wish to apply for National Membership must

  • Print and fill out the National Membership Application form, and turn it in to the HPAC office with the $75 membership fee by check.

  • Prior to filing your application for National Membership, please file the associate application for this year.

 

Benefits of National Membership include (in addition to the benefits of Associate Membership)

  • Lifelong membership.

  • Apply for AED-exclusive scholarships (up to $5000).

 

Dues:

$75 one time fee when applying for national membership 

$25/year each consecutive year

2019-2020 UTD AED

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