Governance and Policies

As of 2021, ACUNS is an independent nonprofit organization incorporated in the State of New York and registered with the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a 501(c)(3) organization. ACUNS is led by a Board of Directors, elected by the membership, which appoints a team of Officers and hires Staff who manage the daily operations of the organization. Throughout its history, ACUNS has been hosted by universities, which provide a headquarters for ACUNS staff and programming. Having established itself as an independent nonprofit in 2020, ACUNS is currently searching for a new Institutional Host. Directors of the Board likewise assume roles on different Committees responsible for realizing different aspects of ACUNS’s operations. ACUNS is governed by its Bylaws, which delineate the purpose and functioning of the organization. In addition, the ACUNS Board adopts policies which define the organization’s commitments to its members and community. At present, ACUNS has adopted Privacy Policies and Cyber Security Policies that aim to ensure the protection of the data of the organization’s members and community.