Membership Opportunities

Student Chapter (VU SHRM), The Villanova University Society for Human Resource Management Chapter

  • Annual dues are $15.00 for all campus students.  This allows you to attend all of the special programs and events hosted by VU SHRM.
  • Online students for 2014-2015 will receive a free membership, but still need to submit membership application!
  • Checks are be made payable to: VUSHRM.  
  • Applications and checks can be mailed to: The HRD Program, Villanova University, St. Mary’s Hall, Suite 119, 800 Lancaster Ave, Villanova, PA 19085

Local Chapters

  • Current members of the VU SHRM Chapter are also encouraged to join a local community chapter, such as our sponsor, the Philadelphia SHRM Chapter (PSHRM). They have even created special activities for new HR professionals.
  • The Greater Valley Forge Human Resource Association (GVFHRA) meets nearby the University in King of Prussia and students often volunteer there to attend dinner meetings for free.  
  • A large list of HR groups is listed here under our Professional Development page. A number of these organizations have supported Villanova students through advertising and sponsorship of the HRD Annual Networking Reception.

National Chapter - Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Current members of the VU SHRM Chapter are also encouraged to join the National Chapter of SHRM as a student member.  When one becomes a national member, they receive a subscription to HRMagazine and HRNews, discounted rates on professional publications and conferences, scholarship opportunities and access to research, job search and member directory databases available on However, a student must be taking at least 6 credits per semester in order to be a national member at student rates. 

As a member of SHRM, you will:

  • Gain access to an international network of over 165,000 management professionals
  • Develop management and leadership skills that will make you attractive to potential employers
  • Make HR contacts today that could help you find a job tomorrow
  • Gain exposure to the latest news, information, and important developments in the field of human resource management

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