Membership Notice

Please read the following carefully before completing your membership application.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Southern Connecticut Chapter of SHRM (SOCT SHRM).

Once you have applied for local chapter membership, your information will be verified and you will be notified by our Director of Membership on the status of your application. The Director of Membership will be your primary contact as you apply for membership and you can always reach him or her at with any questions.

Membership terms are annual from January 1 through December 31 each year. Individuals who apply for membership after June 15 pay half the regular dues PLUS full-year dues for the subsequent calendar year.

SOCT SHRM offers the following types of memberships:

Professional Membership is limited to individuals who meet at least one of the following criteria at the time they join or renew: (a) Actively performing human resource management activities in an organization on a full- or part-time basis as an employee (W-2), an independent contractor (1099) or a practitioner hired through a third party; (b) Certified as a PHR, SPHR or GPHR by the HR Certification Institute; (c) Faculty members at an accredited college or university who hold assistant, associate or full professor rank in human resource management or any of its specializations; (d) In-house attorneys who provide advice and counsel on matters relating to workplace law; or (e) Retired or in-transition human resource professionals.

General Membership applies to individuals who do not meet the qualifications of the other classes of membership at the time they join or renew.General members include: (a) Individuals who support organizations by providing HR products and services including, but not limited to, the following areas: recruitment and staffing, outsourcing; payroll, HR information systems, workplace law, employee benefits and insurance, relocation, outplacement, training and coaching, and consulting; or (b) Individuals who demonstrate a bona fide interest in human resource management and the mission of the Chapter.

Student Membership is limited to individuals who are pursuing a course of learning at an accredited college or university leading to employment in the human resources field or a related profession. Course of learning is generally defined as the equivalent of at least six (6) credit hours per term of coursework in human resource management in a degree-seeking program.

Professional and General members who are also members of SHRM national receive a 25% discount on their dues.

Chapter membership is free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. Membership in the Chapter is held in the individual\’s name, not an organization with which the member is affiliated. Membership in the Chapter is neither transferable nor assignable.