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What is the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)?
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates.
What is the difference between BYU SHRM and SHRM National?
BYU SHRM is an affiliate student chapter of SHRM National. SHRM has affiliated chapters around the world and they consist of professional and student chapters. When you graduate from BYU and are a working professional, you will be eligible to join your local SHRM professional chapter. In the United States, each state has at least one SHRM professional chapter.
What is CUSHRM/SLSHRM?
Central Utah SHRM (CUSHRM) and Salt Lake SHRM (SLSHRM) are affiliated professional chapters of SHRM National. Their membership is comprised of active HR professionals within Salt Lake and Utah counties. Both of these professional chapters partner with local university chapters to provide opportunities and professional guidance to students interested in pursuing a career in Human Resources.
Both chapters hold monthly professional development meetings and students highly encouraged to attend. These meetings are great networking and learning opportunities for every student looking to start a career in HR. To find out information about these meetings (i.e. speaker topic, location, time, and fee), access the chapter's websites on the resources tab.
Which fees am I supposed to pay to become a member?
BYU students are required to pay the $20.00 (annual) or $12 (semester) membership dues in order to receive weekly emails and other member benefits. Your BYU SHRM membership expires one year from the date of purchase. You will receive an email invitation to re-join SHRM as your expiration deadline approaches.
What is the difference between BYU SHRM and SHRM National Memberships?
BYU students are not obligated to purchase SHRM National Student Memberships but are highly encouraged to do so. The benefits for of membership are listed in the Membership Benefits page under the Membership tab. Please note that if you wish to participate in the SHRM National Student Case Competition held during the winter semester, you must be a registered SHRM National Student member.
Do I need to be a HRACU or SLSHRM member in order to attend their meetings?
No, you do not need to purchase a HRACU/SLSHRM membership to attend their meetings. Both chapters will have a highly subsidized fee for students who wish to attend the professional development meetings.
BYU SHRM Questions
When are SHRM Meetings?
Our general membership meetings are held at least once month on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm. These meetings typically last about one hour. BYU SHRM also holds monthly coaching sessions that focus on building specific HR competencies. These meetings are held on days and times separate from our general membership meetings. The official announcements of each meetings will be sent in our weekly e-mails. You must be a registered BYU SHRM member to be on the email list.
I want to get involved with SHRM but can't attend the general membership meetings, what should I do?
We understand that Thursday evenings may be hard for you due to work, school, family, or church callings, so we encourage you to participate in our coaching sessions which are scheduled on days not during the SHRM general membership meetings. We also encourage you to attend the CUSHRM/SLSHRM monthly development meetings and any HR conferences that occur during the year.
How do I access the BYU SHRM Learning System?
The BYU SHRM Learning System is exclusive for BYU SHRM members. Following your BYU SHRM membership registration, you should have received a welcome email with the details on how to access the BYU SHRM Learning System. If you have lost that email, please e-mail us at