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Student & Academic Membership


Knowledge matters. ISM believes in the vitality of the academic community. Dues-free memberships are available to educators and students who meet the following criteria:

Educators must be 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. Your educational responsibility must include purchasing, materials management or other related fields or subjects.

Please provide a copy of your business card as verification.

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Students must be 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 six or more hours for graduate students. You must indicate your estimated date of graduation on your application and include your advisor's email address for verification of your full-time status.

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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!

Fill out our online Student & Academic Membership Application to apply. Remember to include the requested material as verification of your full-time or academic status. For more information, contact ISM Member Services at 480-752-6276 (select option 8).