ACUI welcomes the innovation and collaboration of current and aspiring leaders within the profession. Discover the numerous ways for members to engage through volunteer opportunities.

Board of Trustees

This is an Association-leading volunteer position, ideal for those interested in determining and advancing strategic directions, governing over long-term goals, representing the association to other members, and setting the tone for member experiences.

By serving on the Board of Trustees, volunteers actively engage with the Association's strategies, finances, and governance to further enhance the community and lead the future of ACUI and the college union field. 

The application deadline to run for election to the ACUI Board of Trustees is October 21, 2022.

Election Timeline:

  • October 17–21: All applicants must first have an individual information meeting with the CEO and 1-2 current board members. Time is available October 17-21. Schedule a time for president-elect or at-large member.
  • October 21: Application packets due 
  • October 24–27: Three-day appeal period
  • November 2, 2 p.m. ET: Meet the candidates webinar
  • November 2: Election opens, slate of candidates announced 
  • December 1: Election closes 
  • December 6–9: Three-day appeal period
  • December 12: Announcement of election results to ACUI membership 


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Regional Engagement Task Force

In July 2022, the Board of Trustees approved a Regional Engagement Task Force to make recommendations by July 2023 on strategies to enhance regional engagement in the Association. While some regions have seen success with their programs and engagement in their region, others struggle with low programmatic engagement and difficulty filling volunteer roles. The pandemic contributed to an existing problem rather than it being considered the cause, and the reality exists that volunteerism is low across higher education associations. It is necessary to assess current regional programs and offerings, to assess avenues for addressing member and volunteer engagement at the regional level, and to revisit and recalibrate processes and expectations that were established during the restructuring process.  

Taking into consideration previous recommendations and actions of the 2013 Regional Audit Task Force Report and 2015 Regional Restructuring Task Force Report, key areas for the current task force to explore include:

  • Articulating the purpose and key priorities for ACUI’s regions 
  • Considering what needs regions should address programmatically 
  • Defining metrics for healthy engagement, including how to support membership and volunteerism
  • Reviewing processes and expectations to recommend updates that reflect current issues and best practices

All members are encouraged to apply to serve as members of this task force to help ACUI address this significant component of the association that is critical to the member experience. 

We have extended the deadline for applications to September 30.

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Current Opportunities

ACUI Board of Trustees:
(Application packets due October 21, 2022)


ACUI Volunteer Positions
Application: ACUI Volunteer Application

(Application deadline: October 21, 2022) 


ACUI Leadership Team Volunteer
Application: ACUI Leadership Team Volunteer Application

(Application deadline: December 2, 2022) 

Student Positions

(Application deadline: December 2, 2022)


Regional Positions:

ACUI seeks volunteers for the following opportunities on an ongoing basis:

Bulletin Contributor
Online Learning Team
Ongoing Course Faculty