Membership

How To Join 

Step 1: Join BIG by completing the national membership application and paying the fee (click here).

Step 2: Contact the Region Membership Chair and  provide your membership number to seek assistance in locating a local chapter.  (Click here)

Step 3: Affiliate with a Chapter and pay Chapter Dues.   
Additional Steps to Maximize Your Membership
– Familiarize yourself with the information on the Chapter
– Region and National websites
– Attend a Chapter and Region Meeting 
– Attend New Member Orientation and Open House
– Join the Chapter, Region and National Mailing List 
– Participate (i.e. join a committee at the chapter level and region level, attend events and outreach activities)††††

TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP

National Membership
Regular National Membership Fee $35.00 Annually
Associate Membership Fee $25.00 Annually 
Associate Member Undergraduate Student $20.00 Annually 
Life Membership $325.00 (one time payment)
Gold Plus Membership $250.00
Chapter Affiliation dues determined by the chapter

How To Renew Your Membership

Step 1: Renew your BIG membership by login and paying the fee (click here).
Note: You will need your membership number/password, which is located on your original receipt or contact the membership chair.  Login example: CSmith
Step 2: Email the renewal payment confirmation to the membership chair.
Step 3: Chapter Dues 
How To Join 

Step 1: Join BIG by completing the national membership application and paying the fee (click here).

Step 2: Contact the Region Membership Chair and  provide your membership number to seek assistance in locating a local chapter.  (Click here)

Step 3: Affiliate with a Chapter and pay Chapter Dues.   
Additional Steps to Maximize Your Membership
– Familiarize yourself with the information on the Chapter
– Region and National websites
– Attend a Chapter and Region Meeting 
– Attend New Member Orientation and Open House
– Join the Chapter, Region and National Mailing List 
– Participate (i.e. join a committee at the chapter level and region level, attend events and outreach activities)