Membership FAQs

There are a few steps for becoming a fully affiliated peer education group.

This short presentation should answer most of your questions about affiliating. If you still have questions, please refer to the answers below.

  • What are the requirements to affiliate a peer education group with the BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA?
    • Here is the complete checklist of what you will need to do in order to affiliate with the BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA
    • Be an Institutional Member of NASPA
    • Have at least three dedicated peer educators committed to the group
    • Have a professional advisor on campus that will serve as our contact with the peer education group and who is a Professional Affiliate member of NASPA
    • Become an officially recognized group on campus, affiliated with a specific department or office, student activities, or fraternity and sorority chapters
    • Designate one student representative as the group delegate. This person will receive important communications from NASPA.
    • Renew both the Institutional and Professional Affiliate memberships each year
  • Do students need to be NASPA Undergaduate Student Members to participate in a BACCHUS peer education group?
    Undergraduate students who are interested in student affairs are welcome to become NASPA Undergraduate Student Members, but are not required to be NASPA Undergraduate Student Members to participate in their BACCHUS peer education group or attend conferences. To share information with interested students or learn more, visit the NASPA Membership Page.

    BACCHUS benefits are delivered through the identified peer education group advisor's Professional Membership.
  • How do I become a NASPA Institutional Member or a NASPA Professional Member?
    To join as an Instititional or Professional member, visit the NASPA Membership Page.
  • My institution has a NASPA Institutional Membership. What do I need to do to be able to access BACCHUS benefits?
    As your peer education group's advisor, you will need to join as a NASPA Professional Member.
  • Can Graduate Assistants be the recognized BACCHUS peer education group advisor?
    Yes. If your institution has an NASPA Institutional Membership, graduate assistants need to join as Masters Graduate Student or Doctoral Affiliate to access BACCHUS peer education group benefits. To join as a Masters Graduate Student Affiliate or Doctoral Affiliate, visit the NASPA Membership Page.
  • Can there be multiple affiliated BACCHUS peer education groups on campus?
    Yes. If your institution has a NASPA Institutional Membership, the advisor of each group will need to join as a Professional Member to access BACCHUS peer education group benefits for each group.
  • If we do not have a NASPA Institutional Membership, can we access BACCHUS peer education group benefits?
    BACCHUS peer education group benefits are a benefit of a NASPA Institutional Membership.

    However, you and your peer educators are invited and welcome to attend BACCHUS Spring Conferences and General Assembly at the non-member registration rate. You can purchase materials from the BACCHUS Materials Store at list price. Finally, you can schedule on-campus trainings for the non-member cost.
  • What will be the costs of General Assembly Registration for non-members?
    All registration rates (member and non-member) are included on the General Assembly webpage.
  • My institution is a NASPA Institutional Member and I am a NASPA Professional Member. How do I access BACCHUS peer education group benefits?
    As institutions renew and join as NASPA Institutional Members, BACCHUS Initiatives staff will be contacting the professional staff members identified as peer education group advisors to complete the registration process. If you would like additional information, please e-mail our team for our follow-up.
  • Who is responsible at my institution for renewing or joining as a NASPA Institutional Member?
    Every campus is different. In most cases, the person responsible for joining or renewing NASPA Institutional Membership is your senior student affairs officer, most likely a Vice President of Student Affairs, Dean of Students, or Director of Student Life. For more information about joining as a NASPA Institutional Member, visit the NASPA Membership Page.
  • Can I transfer an Associate Affiliate Membership to a NASPA Institutional Membership?
    Yes, you will need to contact the NASPA Membership Team.