In order for a chapter or individual member to remain in good standing nationally; one requirement is the submission of national dues annually. The membership period is the term of one Fiscal Year. The fiscal year of Epsilon Gamma Iota, Inc. begins on the first day of September and ends on the last day in August. Annual due amounts vary based on membership classification (please see more details below). National dues do not negate required chapter dues or visa versa.
Annual dues are due on the last Monday in September, after which an additional $15 required.
You are considered an Undergraduate (Class A)/Transitional (Class C) member if you are a current or formally enrolled university undergraduate, who has completed a membership intake process with the organization but has not yet received a baccalaureate degree. National dues do not negate required chapter dues or visa versa.
You are considered a Graduate (Class B) member if you are a university graduate who has received at least a baccalaureate degree and who has completed a membership intake process with the organization. National dues do not negate required chapter dues or visa versa.
Chapter dues are submitted by the chapter to be in good standing. Chapters responsible for due submission are, Undergraduate (Class 1), Graduate (Class 2) or Intermediate (Class 3) chapters. National chapter dues do not negate individual membership dues.
Life-time membership is a one-time payment to Increase Retention, Reactivation, Recognition and Revenue. Any Undergraduate, Graduate or Transitional (Class A, B & C) members are eligible and can be paid at any time.
The Life Membership cost is $500 plus the current year’s dues ($530 or $590 based on your membership classification). After becoming a Life Member you are exempt from annual national dues but this does NOT exempt you from chapter dues. You receive the same privileges of an annual member plus, discounts and reserved seating at conferences and conventions, Life Member Certificate/Plaque, Life Member Recognition Gift, and more to come. Please contact the board for additional payment options.
Annual dues submitted by membership are broken into various percentages based on membership classification between the following categories: National Scholarship Endowment, National Programs/Operations, Chapter Assistance and Membership Merchandise.