Who can join?

Community membership is open to any person who:

  • Works for one of the nation’s more than 100 land-grant institutions.
  • Works in an information technology field such as client support, web support, digital marketing, and applied technology.

How do I join?

Conference Attendees

Membership fees are paid by conference organizers on behalf of all who attend the annual NETC conference and are valid until July 31 of the following year. So if you’ve attended a conference in the last 12 months you are already a member! No additional dues or steps are required.

Annual Memberships

Membership dues are $50 per year for those who are not able or choose not to attend the annual NETC conference. Annual memberships generally last from the time of payment through July 31 of the following year. Memberships are not prorated.

Institutional Memberships

Institutional memberships are $500 per institution and include unlimited members, plus a $50/member credit towards the Conference! Memberships last from August 1 – July 31 and are paid by the institution, not members.

What can I expect from membership?

You can expect to gain a network of peers who face similar challenges as you do. Members can connect with one another though our member directory and email list, our monthly gatherings, and our yearly conference.

You can expect to learn and grow! The Community encourages continuous self-improvement among members by providing opportunities throughout the year including, but not limited to:

  • A national conference
  • Resume-building opportunities to educate and train other members
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Member-only resources

You can expect to get recognition for excellent work. The Community has an awards program for team, individual, and innovation.

You will be welcomed. The Community strives to create an environment where every member feels valued and respected, a commitment that is fundamental to both the health of our community and to our mission as public servants within the land-grant system.

Am I a member? Has my membership lapsed?

If it’s been a while since you’ve attended a conference or paid your dues, it’s possible that your membership has lapsed. Memberships generally last from payment of conference or annual membership fees until July 31 of the following year.

Check the status of your membership by following the steps below, or you can just send us an email and we’ll check for you.

Current Institutional Members

Below is a list of current organizations that have active institutional memberships.

  • Extension Foundation (
  • Auburn University (
  • Pennsylvania State University (
  • University of Arkansas (
  • University of Kentucky (
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (

Reach out at if you need access to Microsoft Teams or other membership features as an institutional member!

DIY steps for checking membership status

Step 1: Visit the NETC membership site, called Join It, and look for the “Already a member?” button. When prompted, enter your email address.

Step 2-a: If your email is found, Join It will guide you through the process of logging in. Once logged in, you will see your NETC membership page and will be given options to review your status.

Step 2-b: If your email is not found, we’ll be happy to check on your status.