Dues Free Membership

Student and Academic Membership

Dues free membership is available to educators and students who meet the following criteria:

Educators: employed full-time with an academic appointment as a teacher, research specialist, department head, director or dean of a college, university, or other academic institution with an educational responsibility including purchasing, materials management, or other related fields or subjects.

Students: enrolled full-time in an accredited community college or four-year college or university. Full-time is defined as 12 or more credit hours for undergraduate students, and 6 or more hours for graduate students. You must indicate your estimated date of graduation on your application and submit a copy of your school-issued class schedule for the current semester as documentation of your full-time status.

ISM strongly encourages students interested in supply management to join the association

Dues-free Membership in ISM includes:

  • A subscription to Inside Supply Management magazine with leading-edge information for use in the classroom
  • Full access to the ISM Web site with searchable databases and employment opportunities
  • CAPS research reports free of charge upon request
  • And much more!


For more information, contact ISM Customer Service at 800/888-6276 or 480/752-6276, option 8 or visit www.ism.ws, download the special application and mail it to ISM. Remember, if you are a full-time student, you must attach a copy of your school-issued class schedule for the current semester showing full-time status.