Article III: Membership
There shall be two classes of membership as specified below. Membership in the Chapter may be granted by the Chapter upon receipt of a written application and payment of dues from an eligible person. All members of the Chapter on the date of adoption of this Constitution continue in membership so long as dues are paid.
A "Chapter Member" is an Active member of the American Association of University Professors whose national and local dues are currently paid and who is a member of the collective bargaining unit at Rider University, or was a member of the collective bargaining unit during the current academic year or the current calendar year. The academic year at Rider University extends from September 1 to August 31. All Chapter members shall designate their connection with either Westminster Choir College, the College of Business Administration, College for Continuing Studies, School of Education, School of Liberal Arts and Science, Libraries, Reading Clinicians, or Athletic Staff. They shall also indicate whether they are employed by Rider University on a part-time or full-time basis.
A "National Member" is an Active, Graduate Student, or retired member of the American Association of University Professors whose national and local dues are paid for the current year, who has requested that membership be assigned to the Rider University Chapter, but who is not a member of the collective bargaining unit at Rider University. All National members shall designate their connection in the same manner as Chapter members but shall not be eligible to vote, hold office, or participate in the collective bargaining activities of the Chapter.