Membership Agreement

The following membership agreement was adopted by the board by unanimous consent at the board meeting held on Nov 3, 2023.





This Membership Agreement (“Agreement”) is entered into by University of Science and Technology of 
China Alumni Foundation (USTCAF, or “ORGANIZATION”) and each of its members (“MEMBER”), and comes 
into effect as of the date the MEMBER’s membership takes effect. 

Member Benefits

As of part of membership, the MEMBER will receive the following benefits:

1.	Participate in member meetings to elect board directors, as well as to submit formal proposals to the ORGANIZATION.
2.	Receive communications from the ORGANIZATION with information on programs, progress, and other matters.
3.	Submit suggestions for the improvement of the ORGANIZATION.
4.	Participate in selected programs of the ORGANIZATION.

Membership Dues

The annual dues for membership is $10, or one can become a member by donating $20 or more.


The Member agrees that they will not:

1.	Reproduce or disseminate any confidential information received from the ORGANIZATION, such as identities 
and application materials from program applicants and participants.
2.	Share with non-MEMBERS or in any public setting, inappropriate, inaccurate, disparaging, or offensive 
information or opinion about the ORGANIZATION.


The Member will not hold the Organization liable for any tangible or intangible damage that might happen to them 
while participating in the membership.

The Member agrees that the Organization cannot guarantee any results from their membership. Any negative or 
positive results that might occur during the membership are the result of the Member’s own personal choices. 


The Organization will not share any contact or personal information about the Member with other members, 
non-members or any third parties. 

Membership Termination

The Organization has a right to terminate the Member’s membership if any of the terms and the conditions of 
this Agreement are violated. The Member can terminate their membership at any point and for any reason.

By submitting a donation pledge form to the ORGANIZATION, or taking any other action which clearly states 
the requirement of agreeing to this Agreement, MEMBERs confirms that they have read, understood and agree 
to the terms and conditions outlined in this Agreement.


The USTCAF is an All Volunteer Organization (AVO), and has no paid staff. This is how we keep our operating cost low (below 1%), and use almost all of our donations in our various programs. If you like what we do, and have a little bit of time and effort to spare, we could really use your help as a volunteer!

Editing Pages

For USTCAF Staff, if you can read this page, it means you have logged into the system successfully, and should be able to edit various pages. To do that, visit a page you'd like to edit, and you will see an "Edit" button on top of it, click that and follow the instructions.


Other information you may find useful is below:


Section I - Awards

  1. Introduction Document to All Award Programs
  2. List of All Award Programs and USTC Contact Points
  3. New Student Award Process

Section 2 - Governance

  1. Revised Article of Incorporation, 1998
  2. IRS Approval Letter for Our 501(c)3 Status

Section 3 - Finance Operations

  1. Introduction to the Accounting System

[Passed] Bylaws Change Proposal - Summer 2011

The Following proposal has been passed by the governing board on August 5 and will become effective on September 25, 2011.  A formal announcement and the official document of the new bylaws will be released soon.

关于“USTCAF 章程 2011年度修改方案”的说明

IRS Charitable Status Approval Letter

Attached is an image shows part of IRS Approval Letter for USTCAF 501c3 Charitable Status. Click read more for detail.