Membership Information

ARCUS Member Institutions fall into two distinct classes: voting and non-voting members.

Voting Members

U.S and international institutions are welcome to apply for membership to ARCUS on an equal basis and will assume equal voting rights at any meeting of members. Members that pay the required fees shall qualify as voting members of ARCUS. Voting members shall have and assume all the rights, powers, duties, and obligations accorded to them in the ARCUS Bylaws. Each voting member shall appoint one designated individual representative to serve on the Council of ARCUS Members and to vote on behalf of that member on each matter submitted to a vote of the members. Voting members shall also designate one alternate representative to so serve and vote if the first designated representative is unable to do so. Only members who are current in the payment of all applicable membership fees and assessments are eligible to vote. The current voting membership fee for major research institutions is $1,000 per year or $2,500 for three years. The current voting membership fee for smaller institutions, such as certain undergraduate colleges with a record of Arctic involvement, is $500 per year or $1,200 for three years. The Board of Directors shall determine in its sole discretion which fee rate shall apply to each voting member, and may change its determination from time to time.

Non-Voting Members

Associated institutions are non-dues paying members and do not have voting privileges at any meeting of members. Each non-voting member shall appoint one designated individual to attend and participate in meetings of the members. Each non-voting member shall also designate one alternate representative.

Application Forms

Application forms are available here.

The Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS)
Attn. Ada Bower, Business Manager
3535 College Road Suite #101
Fairbanks, Alaska 99709

Phone: 907-474-1600
Fax: 907-474-1604
ada [at] arcus [dot] org