FAQs

You have questions. We have answers.

Students

Q: How do I join as a student member?
A: 
Easy! Click here to submit your national membership application.

Q: Is there a deadline to submit my national membership application?
A:
No, the membership application is open year-round. However, you must be a member to take advantage of any benefits.

Q: When is the best time to submit my national membership application?
A: 
Right now! You may begin taking advantage of membership benefits immediately, so don’t delay!

Q: Am I able to pay my national membership dues in installments?
A: No, national membership dues must be paid in one transaction and are only $30 annually.

Q: 
Do I have to submit my national membership application before paying chapter dues, if applicable?
A: 
Yes, members are required to submit their national membership application before paying chapter dues.

Q: When am I required to pay chapter dues, if applicable?
A:
If you are a returning member, you are required to pay chapter dues before attending your first member meeting of the semester. If you are a prospective member, you are required to pay chapter dues before attending your second member meeting of the semester; you’re allowed to attend one member meeting free of charge. Interest meetings are complimentary for all.

Q: How do I pay my chapter dues, if applicable?
A: 
Chapter dues must be paid direct to the chapter Treasurer via cash or check at a member meeting.

Q: If I can’t make chapter meetings or events, should I still join? 
A: 
Yes, you should still join and take advantage of national membership benefits.

Q: If I can’t make chapter meetings or events, am I still required to pay chapter dues? 
A: 
No, you are not required to pay chapter dues if you are unable to attend any chapter meetings or events within a given semester.

Q: Do I have to have a chapter at my school to join as a student member?
A: No, you do not have to have a chapter at your school to join as a student member.

Q: Are there benefits of joining even if I don’t have a chapter at my school?
A: Yes, national membership benefits are the exact same for chapter and non-chapter members.

Q: If I’ve graduated, am I still eligible for student membership?
A: Maybe. If you are within five years of graduation, you are still eligible for student membership.

Q: What if it’s been over five years since I graduated, am I still eligible for student membership?
A: No, you no longer qualify for student membership, however you may be eligible for professional membership.


Professionals

Q: How do I join as a professional member?
A: Easy! Click here to submit your national membership application.

Q: Is there a deadline to submit my professional membership application?
A: No, the membership application is open year-round. However, you must be a member to take advantage of any benefits.

Q: How do I qualify for a professional membership?
A: You are eligible for a professional membership if you have five or more years of experience in the events industry.

Q: What if I have less than five years of experience in the events industry, am I eligible for a professional membership?
A: No, but you may be eligible for a student membership.

Q: What are some ways I can join or renew my membership?
A: There are four ways! You can mentor through our E-Mentor Program; submit a volunteer, internship or job opportunity; guest speak for a chapter or on a national Hangout or webinar; or donate $50.

Q: How do I volunteer to guest speak for a chapter or on a national Hangout or webinar?
A: To guest speak, please submit a guest speaker profile form.

Q: How do I become a mentor for the E-mentor Program?
A: To become a mentor, please submit your mentor application. If the application is unnavaliable, please check the application windows here.

Q: How do I submit a volunteer, internship or job opportunity?
A: To submit an oppertunity, please click here.

Q: How long will my membership be extended if I become a mentor, submit a volunteer, internship or job opportunity, guest speak for a chapter or national Hangout or webinar, or donate $50?
A: Your membership will be extended for one year.

Q: Are there other ways to support SEPA as a professional member?
A: Yes, please help spread the word!