Membership is open to accredited higher education institutions and associations worldwide.
There are three requirements of membership. There are no other obligations of membership.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.