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Become a Member

There are multiple ways to become a member of SHRM, and each comes with unique opportunities and benefits. Membership is not only for experienced HR professionals. Students studying HR, those performing HR duties in their organization — whether or not “HR” is in their title — and business leaders with a general interest in HR can benefit from joining.


Multiple ways to join SHRM

SHRM is a national organization with more than 575 U.S. chapters and 285,000 members across the United States and around the world.

In Indiana, there are 15 local SHRM chapters that serve their professional HR communities by providing programming, development and networking opportunities.

HR Indiana SHRM serves as an intermediary between local chapters and the national organization to make sure resources and guidance reach local chapter members. The State Council does not have “members.” Instead, you can join by becoming a member of your local Indiana chapter, the national SHRM organization or both.

Are you a student?

If you are a student, find out if your school has a student SHRM chapter for you to join. Student membership offers many benefits, including networking opportunities, that can help give you an early jump on your career.


Which type of SHRM membership is right for me?

Local SHRM chapters are autonomous organizations. When you join the national SHRM organization, it is not automatic that you become a member of your local chapter, and vice versa.

Each type of membership offers benefits and opportunities. You can take advantage of them all by joining at both levels.

Why join a local SHRM chapter?

As a member of your local Indiana SHRM chapter, you will:

  • have access to detailed, up-to-date information on the local labor market, government affairs and issues that specifically impact your community.
  • gain a network of peers and colleagues in your area with whom to learn and share policies, procedures and information.
  • have opportunities to earn Professional Development Credits and advance your HR skills.

Why join the national SHRM organization?

As a member of SHRM, you will:

  • receive the latest information and news from HR publications.
  • stay up-to-date on state and federal policies that impact the HR field.
  • have access to resources, including guides, toolkits, sample policies and the largest network of HR professionals in the country.
  • enjoy member savings on conferences and educational opportunities.

How to join

Find my local SHRM chapter
Learn more about national SHRM membership