Candidates for APRU membership are nominated and seconded by the Steering Committee members. Members of the Steering Committee who nominate and second a candidate will provide letters of recommendation to address the qualifications of the candidate university with respect to APRU’s membership criteria.
The Steering Committee will review these recommendations. Support by a two-thirds vote is required by the steering committee before a candidate is proposed to APRU’s entire membership for consideration. Approval of a new member requires a three-fourths vote by existing members.
A paced and measured approach towards membership admission has been adopted over the last decade as the objective has been to steadily develop and strengthen programs within the association.