AIHEC Membership Criteria and Rights

MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA
Reg.
Assoc.
Internatl.
Org.
Dev./Emg.
Tribally controlled postsecondary or higher education institution.
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Subdivision of a tribal government of an American Indian tribe, Alaska Native village, or Alaska Native corporation or has been chartered, sanctioned, or formally established by a tribal government or Alaska Native village or Alaska Native corporation.
Yes
Yes
Yes
N/A
N/A
A tribal government of an American Indian tribe, Alaska Native village, or Alaska Native corporation or has been chartered, sanctioned, or formally established by a tribal government or Alaska Native village or Alaska Native corporation.
No
No
No
N/A
Yes
Governed by an all American Indian or Alaska Native board of directors, regents or trustees, except in those cases where the charter of the tribal college authorizes a majority.
Yes
Yes
No
No
N/A
Serves primarily American Indian or Alaska Native communities.
Yes
Yes
N/A
N/A
Yes
Student population comprised of a majority of full-time equivalent American Indian or Alaska Native students.
Yes
Yes
N/A
N/A
N/A
Demonstrates that it meets the goals and purposes for which established, sanctioned, or chartered and adheres to an educational plan of operation.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
N/A
Either accredited or candidate for accreditation by a regional institutional accrediting association recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.
Yes
No
No
No
No
Makes appropriate application and receives the affirmative vote of 75 percent of the regular members in attendance at an AIHEC board meeting.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Not accredited by a regional institutional accrediting association recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.
No
Yes
N/A
N/A
Yes
Serve primarily indigenous people from around the world.
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Governed by a majority indigenous board.
No
No
Yes
Yes
N/A
Operational postsecondary educational institution with enrolled students, chief executive officer, and a mission statement.
N/A
N/A
Yes
No
N/A
Organization or association of institutions of postsecondary or higher education.
No
No
No
Yes
N/A
Incorporated as a nonprofit entity that serves the higher education needs of its respective communities.
No
No
No
Yes
N/A
PARTICIPATION RIGHTS
Reg.
Assoc.
Internatl.
Org.
Dev./Emg.
Representative (president) sits on the AIHEC board and votes at board meetings.
Yes
No
No
No
No
Representative (president) may serve on the AIHEC Executive Committee.
Yes
No
No
No
No
Representative (president) may serve on AIHEC committees.
Yes
No
No
No
No
Representative (president) may attend AIHEC Board of Director meetings.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Has access to all member information.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
May participate in all AIHEC programs.
Yes
No
No
No
No
May receive appropriate technical assistance.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes