Society for Human Resource Management

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) serves the needs of the human resource management professional by providing the most essential and comprehensive set of resources available. In addition, the society is committed to advancing the human resource profession and the capabilities of all human resource professionals to ensure that human resources is an essential and effective partner in developing and executing organizational strategy.

More specifically, our chapter's mission is to provide the opportunities to gain knowledge and insight into the effective management of human capital in the field of human resource management through affiliation with the national organization and fellow chapters.

Benefits include:

Access to weekly webcasts, state and federal compliance resources, online discussion groups and exclusive member discounts.

Membership fee:



Visit the SHRM website and join as a student. Select Other/Online/Don't Know as the state and American Public University will appear in the University Selections box. Upload a copy of your paid receipt to the Office of Student Affairs to be added to the chapter's roster.

If you are currently a member of Society for Human Resource Management, your group is active on Facebook. For assistance connecting with this group [email protected].

The Society of Human Resource Management achieved GOLD standing, per the university's Chapter Standards program. Gold standing demonstrates a high level of chapter involvement and denotes excellence in chapter leadership and member engagement.

Gold Chapter Standards Medal

Campus leadership opportunities are a great way to meet other students, alumni, and faculty at the university while also developing skills in the areas of:

  • Self-management
  • Administrative and project management
  • Organizational knowledge and strategy
  • Critical thinking and reflection
  • Communication skills
  • Leadership and teamwork

The Office of Student and Alumni Affairs is always looking for people to get involved and be campus leaders, including chapter officers, who lead student organizations like this one. If you’re interested in being a campus leader and chapter officer, please email [email protected] to ask if there are chapter officer openings for this organization!

If you are a student interested in pursuing human resources as a career or have human resources as a major or concentration, you are eligible for membership. Membership drives will be active during the months of April and October.

For questions on eligibility criteria or general information, email [email protected].