About Membership

SCUP is a community that believes integrated planning can help each institution unleash their promise and potential.

Whether you’re a young professional brand new to planning or a seasoned planning leader with decades of experience, SCUP has so much to offer—and each new member makes us a stronger, smarter, and more effective community.

We’re here to help you hone your skills, gain new perspectives, and connect talent with opportunity. We’re not here to merely provide resources to our community; we are here to help colleges and universities thrive. SCUP is an investment in career, in craft, and in higher education.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We promote involvement and expanded access to membership and volunteer opportunities regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran status, political affiliation, appearance, geographic location, socio-economic status, or professional level, as well as other characteristics which make individuals unique. Read our full statement.

Ready to be part of the SCUP member community? Learn which membership is best for you and your team: Options and Pricing.

Invest in the Future.


We are here to help you and your team make connections across campus and across the country. Whether it’s through conferences, online communities, the membership directory, or virtual events, connections make us stronger! SCUP is where people come together.

  • Annual Conference (Discounted Prices)
  • Regional Events (Discounted Prices)
  • Workshops (Discounted Prices)
  • Online Communities (Member Exclusive)
  • Membership Directory (Member Exclusive)


We are here to help you find strategies and solutions that are community tested and proven. We are champions of higher education and continuous learning. We plan. We push. We ask bold questions. And together, we expect solutions. SCUP is where ideas come together.

  • Planning for Higher Education journal (Member Exclusive)
  • Example Plans Library (Member Exclusive)
  • Bi-Annual Trends Report (Free for Members)


We are here to help you (and your team) celebrate and be honored for the hard work and dedication endured to infuse integrated planning practices within departments, units, and institution-wide. SCUP is where teamwork comes together.

  • SCUP Excellence Awards
  • SCUP Distinguished Service Award


We help you (and your team) lead the conversations. Collectively, we are defining the future of higher education, and therefore the future of our world. Your work begins on campuses and will echo everywhere. SCUP is where planning comes together.

  • Research
  • Reports
  • Volunteering

Everyone Plans . . .

Everyone on campus and in the community plays a role in helping institutions thrive and the students succeed. SCUP members include colleges and universities (two-year, four-year, liberal arts, doctoral-granting research institutions, public, private, for-profit, and private sector). Individuals we serve include planning leaders with institution-wide responsibilities, such as provosts, and other senior roles, to those who are in the trenches, such as chairs, directors, and managers.

Integrated planning doesn’t start and end with just one planning office and neither does the SCUP community. Members are responsible for academic planning, campus planning, strategic planning, and other supporting disciplines.

Be part of the higher education community that is planning together and leading the way!