Once chartered, all administrative processes are completed in our NEHS Connect chapter management system. This means student enrolment, membership fee payment, annual affiliation fee payment, and the purchase of NEHS merchandize all take place in one location.
Student Enrollment & Membership Fee Payment
Student enrollment and membership fee payments is processed through NEHS Connect.
Advisors enroll new members by entering names, email addresses (optional), and graduation years before making a one-time $15 payment for each student. One payment has been received and processed, the NEHS Central Office will create an official membership certificate for each new student member.
Please note: enrollment is different from induction; enrolling members is required to activate their memberships, making students eligible for all opportunities NEHS offers, including scholarships and awards. Induction is a ceremonial process taking place at the school level.
Chapters are required by the NEHS Constitution to enroll at least one new member each school year for the chapter to remain active.
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Annual Chapter Affiliation Fees
Chapter affiliation fees ($65) are due each year for chapters to remain active. The anniversary date of chartering establishes the due date for affiliation fees in succeeding years.
Notification of the fee is sent to the lead advisor at 90/60/30-day intervals prior to due date; there is also a 90 “grace” period after the due date. If accounts remain unpaid after 90 days, the chapter is moved to inactive status and members are ineligible for any NEHS benefit.
Inactive chapters are charged a $20 late fee upon renewal. Chapters with unpaid affiliation fees beyond one calendar year from the affiliation due date are suspended and must pay a $100 reactivation fee as if rechartering.
Annual chapter affiliation fees are paid through NEHS Connect.
Student Membership Applications
Chapters requiring students to apply for membership can use our Membership Application Form.
Advisors wishing to invite students to become members of their NEHS chapter can do so by using our template invitation letter.
NEHS merchandise in the form of pins for induction ceremonies, apparel, and graduation regalia can all be purchased through our secure NEHS Chapter Store located within NEHS Connect. Only Chapter Advisors of active chapters can make purchases; shipping of official NEHS merchandise can take several weeks, and Chapter Advisors should take this into consideration when planning and making their purchases.
Membership Fee Reductions
A limited number of student $5 membership fee reductions are available for students who qualify for free/reduced lunches or have unique family circumstances that would make paying the full fee a challenge. Advisors and chapter members should explore other options and work first at the local level to establish if chapter funds may be used to supplement member fees as necessary; conducting fundraisers specifically intended to develop such a fund is strongly recommended. However, if local funds are scarce, Advisors may complete an application for fee reduction.
The fee reduction application must be completed prior to enrolling students in NEHS Connect; NEHS is not able to provide refunds once membership dues are received.
When the application is approved, Advisors will be notified. Students awarded a fee reduction will be enrolled by Central Office staff and Advisors can then continue to enroll all other members. Payment for the fee-reduced students ($5) must can be made by check or credit/debit card.
Advisors wishing to apply for the limited number of fee reductions for their members should submit this application.
Advisors wishing to apply for the limited number of fee reductions for their members should submit this application. Allow up to two weeks for processing.