Membership in MWAIS is open to all. However to join MWAIS, you must first be a member of the Association for Information Systems. AIS offers 4 individual membership classes: Academic, Student, Retired, and Professional. For more information Visit the AIS link.
Article II of the MWAIS Bylaws, reproduced below, provides detailed membership information:
ARTICLE II: MEMBERSHIP
SECTION 1. MEMBERSHIP CLASSES.
MWAIS shall provide all classes of membership as contained in Article III of the constitution of AIS. All members of the Chapter shall be members of AIS upon payment of the appropriate AIS dues.
SECTION 2. CHAPTER DUES.
The Executive Board shall have the authority to determine the chapter dues and other payments to be made by the members of the Chapter annually. The annual dues of each member for MWAIS shall be paid at the beginning of the membership year coinciding with the member’s AIS membership year and collected by the AIS on behalf of the Chapter.
SECTION 3. MEMBER RIGHTS.
Each member in good standing shall have the right to vote, participate in all chapter and AIS activities, and hold office in the Chapter.
SECTION 4. LIABILITY OF MEMBERS.
The members of the Chapter shall not be liable for the debts and obligations of the MWAIS nor of AIS.
SECTION 5. TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP.
A member of the Chapter may terminate his or her membership at any time by submitting a letter of resignation to the Executive Board, removing the Chapter from his or her membership portal list, or by not paying AIS and Chapter dues within two (2) months of the date on which they are due.
A member may be expelled for conduct deemed prejudicial to the Chapter by a two-thirds majority of the individual members in attendance at a general business meeting of the Chapter where a quorum is present, provided that the member shall first have been served with a written notice explaining the reason(s) for the proposed expulsion, and shall be given an opportunity to challenge the proposed expulsion to those in attendance at the general business meeting.