ASSOCIATION FOR CONSUMER RESEARCH, INC.
CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS
Revised October 2007
This Association is a corporation under the laws of the State of Georgia, by the name of
“ASSOCIATION FOR CONSUMER RESEARCH, INC.”
Section 1. To provide a forum for exchange of ideas among those interested in consumer behavior
research in academic disciplines, in government at all levels from local through national, in
private business, and in other sectors such as non-profit organizations and foundations.
Section 2. To stimulate research focusing on a better understanding of consumer behavior from a
variety of perspectives.
Section 3. To disseminate research findings and other contributions to the understanding of
consumer behavior through seminars, conferences, publications, websites, the press, and other
Membership and Dues
Section 1. Qualifications. Any persons who have a professional interest in consumer research
may be admitted to membership.
Section 2. Applications. Persons desiring membership shall make an application to the
Executive Director and pay dues. Membership is valid for the period covered by the dues.
Section 3. Classes of Membership.
a. Regular members shall be any persons who have a professional interest in consumer
b. Student members shall be students actively enrolled in a college or university, who are
engaged in the study of consumer behavior or anticipate doing so.
c. Retired members shall be any persons who have a continuing interest in consumer
behavior research after retirement.
Section 4. Membership Dues. Membership dues shall be set from time to time by the Board of
Directors, and may differ for different classes of membership.
Voting Rights and Meetings
Section 1. Voting Rights. All members (including all membership categories) shall be entitled to
vote for elected officers and amendments to the constitution and by-laws, and each member shall
have one vot