Why Join CUPSO?

CUPSO provides a forum for networking and information exchange among university colleagues who provide training, technical assistance, policy research, and/or other related services to state and local governments and non-profit organizations. CUPSO will connect you with peers who understand the public service missions and work of organizations that combine academic knowledge with practical applications.

Here’s What Our Current Members Say:

If you are involved in public service for your university, CUPSO offers a group of committed professionals who can be your mentors, colleagues, and friends. I look forward to CUPSO meetings more than any other professional gathering. I always come away with administrative and programmatic ideas that advance my work, and I return home inspired. It is a terrific organization.

Mike Smith, Dean, School of Government, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

I was fortunate to find out about CUPSO shortly after I became director of our institute. It was perfect timing in terms of connecting with peers who could provide advice and support. I continue to appreciate the welcoming, collegial atmosphere and members’ willingness to share their ideas and expertise.

Laura Meadows, Director, Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia

Benefits for All Levels of CUPSO Membership:

  • Gain access to CUPSO’s member network
  • Participate in CUPSO’s fall directors’ meeting and spring annual conference
  • Share and present at CUPSO meetings and webinars
  • Receive news and information about peer public service institutes
  • Collaborate on grants and initiatives with other member organizations
  • Be part of a movement to support and expand public service in universities

Membership Level Annual Dues

  • New Member – Get to Know Us
    $500  (1st two years)
  • Sustaining Member
    $1,000
  • Leadership Circle
    $1,000 – $4,999
  • President’s Circle
    $5,000 and above

How Do I Join?

If you’re ready to join – or have questions about membership – please contact Linda Hoke, CUPSO Director, at info@Cupso.org.