Membership FAQ

What are the benefits of NatStuCo membership?

A list of our member benefits is available here.

Why should our school belong to both our state organization and NatStuCo?

NatStuCo’s position as the nation’s preeminent organization for leadership development provides your student council members and advisers with the unique opportunity to:

  • Share ideas and inspiration with a diverse group of top-notch student leaders and advisers
  • Work side-by-side with NatStuCo’s expert national staff
  • Gain national recognition for your council and its outstanding leaders
  • Provide your council with a variety of valuable tools and resources to help them better serve their schools and communities.

How much does membership cost?

The annual affiliation fee for the 2019–20 school year is $95.  Registered advisers receive full access to the Adviser Resource Center, Adviser Online Community, and other password-protected materials, a subscription to Advise magazine, the NatStuCo E-Bulletin, and their own NatStuCo member card.

What types of payment do you accept?

Payments can be made by either check or credit card. Purchase orders are not accepted for NatStuCo affiliation payments.

Is NatStuCo for middle level and elementary student councils too?

NatStuCo is for students in grades 6-12. We offer programming at all NatStuCo conferences specifically developed for middle level student leaders and their advisers. In addition, we have articles in Advise magazine and a variety of publications for middle level student councils. We also offer middle level resources in our catalog and online store.

For information regarding student council for grades below the 6th, please contact the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

How frequently will I receive NatStuCo publications?

Advise magazine is published quarterly. To make sure that advisers receive their full subscription, make sure that membership fees are paid by June 30 of each year.

The NatStuCo E-Bulletin is an online newsletter published monthly September through June. Advisers providing emails on NatStuCo membership and renewal forms will automatically be registered to receive the E-Bulletin. Advisers, students, and principals may also sign up for the E-Bulletin on the NatStuCo home page.

How long does membership last?

Membership is yearly and runs July 1 to June 30.

What do I do if my school is changing advisers?

Adviser changes can be submitted at any time during the year by completing the Adviser Change Form. Prompt notification of the adviser change helps facilitate a smooth transition for the new adviser. To verify receipt of the form or change, please contact the membership department at [email protected] or 800-253-7746, option 4.

I need to speak with someone at the national office. Who do I contact?

Contact the NatStuCo office at [email protected] or 800-253-7746 for:

  • General questions about NatStuCo and student council
  • Student council policy and procedures
  • NatStuCo and other conference information
  • NatStuCo awards for advisers, students, and councils
  • Raising Student Voice and Participation (RSVP)
  • Scholarship information

Contact the RSVP staff at [email protected] or 800-253-7746 for:

  • Raising Student Voice & Participation (RSVP)

Contact the NatStuCo sales department at [email protected] or 866-647-7253 for:

  • Catalog and ordering information
  • Subscriptions not included as a benefit of the school’s membership

Contact the NatStuCo membership department at [email protected] or 800-253-7746 for:

  • Membership status inquiries
  • Changes to school, principal, and adviser information
  • Affiliation fee invoice requests
  • School membership number and expiration date requests
  • Questions regarding subscriptions included as a benefit of a school’s membership

What if my school hasn’t received any invoices?

Invoices are sent to school principals. If your principal does not receive invoices, please contact the membership department at 800-253-7746.

What does NASSP have to do with my school’s NatStuCo membership?

The National Association of Secondary School Principals is the proud sponsor of National Student Council. Though many school principals have personal memberships with NASSP, a school’s NatStuCo affiliation and an administrator’s NASSP principal membership are in no way connected. An active NASSP membership for one of your school administrators or teachers does not automatically affiliate your school with NatStuCo.