Joining WACADA offers many benefits to you and your institution. Please check around the site for all of the opportunities that await you and your WACADA membership. Be sure to Log In if you are renewing your membership.

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Who We Are

Members of WACADA include academic advisors, faculty, administrators, students, and others in academic and student services concerned with the intellectual, personal, and vocational/career needs of students. Membership is good for a one-year term and runs from July 1st to June 30th each year.

Benefits of Being A Member

  • Grant opportunities
  • Professional awards program
  • Student scholarships
  • Newsletters
  • Networking and sharing of professional resources
  • Opportunities for professional development and leadership
  • Conference mailings
  • Voter participation privileges
  • Inclusion in the annual WACADA membership directory
  • Affiliation with a professional state organization
  • Affiliation with a professional national organization (NACADA)
  • Updates on organizational activities

Eligible individuals become members in good standing upon payment of annual membership dues. Interested individuals can become a WACADA member by:

  • registering for the annual fall conference at a cost of $20.00* (academic advisors, administrators, and faculty)
  • registering for membership only for a cost of $20.00 (academic advisors, administrators, and faculty) or $10.00 (retirees and students) without attending the conference. Membership demonstrates your personal support of the statewide efforts to strengthen the profession of academic advising.

NOTE: Annual conference registration begins on July 1, and registration for the conference with membership will be applied to the following membership year if completed July 1st or after.

Please make checks payable to “WACADA” and send all membership and/or conference fees to the WACADA treasurer:

Janay Alston
700 W. State St.
Counseling and Advising, S201A
Milwaukee, WI 53233

You also have the option of paying your conference and/or membership fee through PayPal (must log in to do so).

*NOTE: Rates are subject to change based on conference fee.

Instructions for New Members (returning members, see below):

  1. Click the “Join” button on the WACADA homepage.
  2. On the left side, under “Ready to Join”, click the “Select a Level” button.
  3. Select your membership level.
  4. Complete the registration information form and set up an account.
  5. Select payment type.
  6. Complete your registration and login using your new credentials. 

Instructions for Renewing your WACADA Membership 

  1. Login to the WACADA website. The “Login” button is located on the top right corner of the WACADA homepage. If you do not remember your password, click “Lost your password?” and follow the prompts.
  2. Click the “Join” button on the WACADA homepage.
  3. On the left side, under “Ready to Join”, click the “Select a Level” button.
  4. Select your preferred payment method (PayPal or Check).
  5. Select your membership level.

This will complete your registration.