Join the Network Form

SAR Network membership is open to accredited higher education institutions and associations worldwide.

There are three requirements of membership (and no other obligations): making a commitment to academic freedom principles, designating a SAR primary representative, and maintaining SAR scholar confidentiality.

  • Commitment to academic freedom: Members commit to the principle that scholars should be free to work without fear or intimidation, as set forth in the Scholars at Risk network’s founding statement.
  • Official SAR representative: Members designate a primary representative to communicate with the SAR office and network, including receiving information about scholars seeking temporary assistance and other network activities. A more detailed description of the role of SAR Primary Representatives can be found here.
  • Confidentiality: Members commit to keeping SAR scholar information confidential and to prioritize a SAR scholar’s privacy preferences at all times, including during selection, placement, or speaking events on campus.

Participation in any specific SAR activity, including hosting scholars, is at the discretion of the institution through its representative. Please complete your institution’s membership agreement online below or by returning a printable affiliate (association) membership form (English, Spanish), institutional (higher education institution) membership form (English, Spanish), or partner network (a pre-existing network of higher education institutions) form (English, Spanish) by email to

You can learn more about each membership type by clicking below:

SAR is deeply grateful for the support of all our network members in this critical work, and in light of increasing demand for SAR’s services, we request that institutional members consider contributing at the Sustaining subscription level of US $5,000 annually. We recognize the varying size and financial ability of our members, particularly in these difficult times. To institutions that cannot contribute at the Sustaining level, SAR continues to offer the Contributing membership option and suggests that interested institutions select a contribution amount between US $1,000 and $5,000. We ask that members consider their institution’s enrollment size and/or financial ability when selecting the subscription amount.

Step 1:  Membership agreement & identification of SAR primary representative



    Yes, my organization agrees to join Scholars at Risk.

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    I agree to my personal data being stored and used to receive SAR-related information and offers, subject to SAR's Privacy Policy (see below).*


    By using SAR’s services or submitting personal information to us, you are agreeing to the terms of SAR’s privacy policy (available at and acknowledging that your information will be handled in accordance with it. You may modify or rescind your consent at any time by visiting

    Step 2:  Subscription payment

    Subscription payments may be made by check, wire transfer, or credit card.  To submit payment by credit card, please click here.