Membership Classifications & Benefits
All clerical, secretarial, or other support staff working in educational systems in the state of South Carolina are eligible for active membership in this association. Active members have the right to vote on all matters coming before the association, make motions, serve on committees, and hold office. Active membership privileges will terminate upon withdrawal from employment in an educational system and/or nonpayment of dues.
Open to all persons not eligible for active membership. Associate members will have all rights and privileges of active members except those of voting and holding an elected office.
Retired membership will be open to any SCAEOP member or former SCAEOP member who has retired from educational office work. Retired members will have the same rights and privileges as active members except that of holding an elected office. (A retired member is one who has officially left employment, has not returned to work under South Carolina earnings limitation or TERI Program, or returned to work full time.)
Honorary membership may be bestowed upon persons by the Executive Board in recognition of outstanding service to the association. Honorary members will have the same rights and privileges of active members except those of voting and holding an elected office
Life membership will be open to any member who has five consecutive years of membership as an active or retired member and has reached the age of 75 years.