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 governed by a Board of Directors, elected during the organization’s Annual Meeting by the membership, All ACUNS members in good standing are eligible to vote in the election of new Directors, who are nominated by the ACUNS Nominations Committee. In turn, the Board of Directors appoints a team of Officers and hires Staff, including an Administrative Coordinator and undergraduate student interns, 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.