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Dues Free Academic Membership

Dues-free memberships are available to educators and students who meet the following criteria:

Educators: employed full-time with an academic appointment as a teacher, research specialist, department head, director or dean of a college, university, or other academic institution with an educational responsibility including purchasing, materials management, or other related fields or subjects.

Please provide a copy of your business card as verification.

Students: enrolled full-time in an accredited community college or four-year college or university. Full-time is defined as 12 or more credit hours for undergraduate students, and 6 or more hours for graduate students. You must indicate your estimated date of graduation on your application and advisor's e-mail address for verification of your full-time status.

Dues-free Membership in ISM includes:

  • A subscription to Inside Supply Management® magazine with leading-edge information for use in the classroom
  • Full access to the ISM website with searchable databases and employment opportunities
  • CAPS Research reports free of charge upon request
  • And much more!

For more information, contact ISM Member Services at download the special application and mail it to ISM. Remember to include the requested material as verification of your full-time or academic status.