Membership Benefits

Joining CACRAO offers members a wealth of opportunities for professional growth and networking.  Once your college or university joins CACRAO, you and your colleagues can take advantage of benefits that include:

  • Connect with professionals from nearby colleges with similar student populations.
  • Expand your support network.
  • Build relationships with regional (SACRAO) and national (AACRAO) parent association members for added insight into education efforts and practices beyond the Carolinas.
  • Learn from the achievements of other colleges and universities and develop your own strategies for success.
  • Benefit from the experience and guidance of seasoned CACRAO members through CACRAO mentorships.


Continuing Education
  • Remain current on industry and best practices trends.
  • Develop your presentation skills.
  • Access inexpensive, close-to-home, regionally-tailored, high quality professional development opportunities (Annual Meeting, Admissions Newcomer Workshop, Registrar’s Summit, Support Staff Workshops).


Leadership Opportunities
  • Gain and develop leadership skills.
  • Assume leadership roles that can enhance your professional and personal aspirations.
  • Take advantage of valuable programs to reach out to prospective students (NC and SC Educational Opportunity Programs) and secondary school counselors (NC and SC School Counselor) in key markets.
  • Contribute to your profession.


  • Get recognized by your peers in the profession for your contributions and experience.
  • Apply for scholarships to assist professional development.
  • Receive lower member rates on all CACRAO sponsored events.
  • Stay up-to-date on association news with the free bi-monthly newsletter.
  • Access free Employment Postings on our Website.
  • Gain membership status for your entire staff through institutional membership.


Professional Development Scholarships

Apply for scholarships to assist with your professional development.
This award was developed to financially assist CACRAO members with the registration and attendance to the SACRAO or AACRAO Annual Meeting(s).  Recognition will be based on many factors, including, but not limited to:

● Previous contribution to CACRAO
● Selection for participation to present or as an active contributor to the event
● Interest in the field of admission, records, or area relevant to the mission of CACRAO
● Promise of further participation and contribution to CACRAOAward will include:
● Cost of Registration
● Airfare
● Hotel
● Mileage- to and from the Airport
● Rental Car/Taxi
● Food Stipend
● Up to but not exceed $2500.00

● Application must be completed by an active member of CACRAO.
● Complete this application in its entirety. Consideration will only be given to applicants with completed applications. Selections for awards will be based solely on the information provided on this application.



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