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Over the past century, we have all fought together and won many of the freedoms and equalities that we had long been denied. But the times ahead are just as critical as the decades past. We need your help and your membership to fight the racial disparities that are still so prevalent in American education, jobs, housing, health care and criminal justice systems.

If you are ready to become a member today, please fill out the form below. You can also bring your money (cash, check, or debit/credit card) to one of our upcoming events/meetings. For more information on membership please contact our Membership Committee Chair Storm Richardson, 

We hope to see you as a member of the NAACP family!

VSU NAACP Membership Point System

Goal of the Point System
The goal of our point system is to help ensure that members attend meetings and events on a regular basis and are active within the organization. The point system will be used to also measure the activeness of members. Also, on the basis of the points, members who have proven to be active and accumulated the required amount of points will be eligible for a graduation stole sponsored by the chapter and other recognitions by the chapter. 

About the Points System
·        Earning points is optional for VSU NAACP members, but is required for those who want to receive Graduation Stoles, join us on Campus Connect, and be considered an active member in the chapter.
·         One's point total is important for a number of reasons. In addition to one's status in VSU NAACP, point totals will be considered during applications for NAACP scholarships/gifts and executive board positions.
·         Points can be earned by participating and attending VSU NAACP events and meetings throughout the year(s). View below for information of some examples of ways to earn points.
·         While participating in other causes off campus are strongly commended, only volunteering hours under VSU NAACP activities will grant members points.
·         Students who are studying abroad are still eligible to receive Graduation Stoles. The points system is designed to allow 1 semester of inactivity after joining VSU NAACP; if members meet the goal of 10 points per semester (20 per year) they will be on track to reach 50 points in time for graduation.

Determining Membership Status Per Semester
Below is a creative chart of how membership statuses for members will be determined based off the point system. This chart may also be used to determine appointed positions, awards, and recognitions.

Membership Status Chart
Biggest and the Baddest… (Active Status)
Revolutionary (Active Status)
Freedom Fighter (Active Status)
Activist (Nearly Active Status)
Mover and Shaker (Almost Active Status)
Sponsor (Paid Status)
*Not paid but may be active in some form.

Graduation Stole Information

·         Graduating members with 100 (or more) points throughout their years of membership will receive a VSU NAACP Graduation Stole to wear at the Commencement Ceremony.
·         Although it is recommended, it is not required to be active every year to receive a Graduation Stole but as long as you have 100 points by the deadline, you may receive one. Points are cumulative over the semesters
·         To receive Graduation Stoles in time for graduation, please refer to the table below to make sure all points are earned before the deadline.
·         At the point of declaring earned points, you must be a paid member and considered an active member of the chapter.

Ways to Earn Points
Membership Dues Paid
General Meeting
Recruit A Member
Non-Meeting Event
Social Event
Assist in Planning an Event (Not valid for Executive Comm.)
Community Service Event
2 points per hour
Inner-City School Mentoring Program (Per Full Semester)**
Relay for Life Participation**
State, Regional, or National Convention(s) (Per Convention)
Buy A T-Shirt
Wear T-Shirt to Meeting/Event
** These points vary depending on participation

Requirements for Graduation Stoles

Because the points system was not added until Fall 2011, and as there could be changes made to the system, requirements for semesters may differ in the future as determined by the Executive Committee.

Graduation Date
Points Needed
Deadline to Declare
May/Summer 2012
February 28, 2012
December 2012
October 28, 2012
May/Summer 2013
February 28, 2013
December 2013
October 31, 2013
May/Summer 2014
February 28, 2014
December 2014
October 31, 2014
May/Summer 2015
February 28, 2015
December 2015
October 31, 2015