ICHEA policy regarding membership
The purpose of ICHEA membership
The ICHEA is a member-led organization which offers membership to professionals working
in or associated with the stimulation and facilitation of internationalization in higher
education worldwide. The ICHEA anticipates that individuals will use their membership of
the organization as a means of raising the profile of international education within their
own organizations, networking with colleagues on matters relating to internationalization in
higher education, and enhancing their knowledge and professionalism in the field.
The ICHEA offers the status of courtesy associate to organizations with which the ICHEA itself
wishes to foster a closer working relationship. Courtesy associate status is offered by the ICHEA
to such organizations and may not be unilaterally claimed by organizations. The status of courtesy
associate is not available to organizations unless an explicit relationship has been established and
Misrepresentation of the ICHEA and misuse of ICHEA membership
The ICHEA accepts membership applications from individuals or corporate who are willing to operate
within the parameters set by the ICHEA. Where it can be shown that an member misuses membership,
makes false statements about membership of the ICHEA, illegitimately claims a relationship with the
ICHEA, or otherwise operates in a manner which breaches the ICHEA stated parameters, such members will
have their membership summarily terminated.
Decisions relating to the revoking of ICHEA membership will be made by the Association Committee and
confirmed by the President and Director. Such decisions will be communicated in writing by the Director
to the individuals concerned.
Any organizations which are shown to make claims for themselves or their associates which are in breach
of the Association principles as stated above will be subject to legal action taken by the ICHEA to
preserve its status and public probity.