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Student   -   $25
Any individual currently enrolled FULL-TIME in a college or university as a candidate for a degree in the leisure service field of study who does not qualify for a professional or associate membership.  Shall be entitled to all privileges of the Society except the right to vote, hold elective office, and chair a standing committee.

College & University   -   $115
College or University dedicated to educating students on the delivery of parks, recreation, and leisure services.  Benefits include free job bank and classifieds postings, as well as the full use of Members Only sections of  Includes one faculty member (benefits of professional membership).

Students - check the Career Center for Internship and Employment Opportunities!

VRPS University Members


2019 MCFEI

Student Opportunity - 2019 VRPS Management Conference featuring Festivals & Events Institute

  • The first 30 FULL-TIME students who register will receive a $30 discount.
  • Be advised that the student VRPS member rate is $30; the student NON-MEMBER rate is $55.
  • If a student is not a VRPS student member, they should put a $25 student membership in their shopping cart first, and then add the event, in order to receive the member rate at checkout.
  • Students should apply the discount code “MCSTU-2019” to their registration to receive a $30 discount.
  • Student nonmembers will be responsible for the $25 membership fee or difference in registration pricing, depending on how they managed their registration.
  • This code will be good for the first 30 registrations and expires COB Thursday, 2/21.

2019 Annual Conference

Student Opportunity - 2019 VRPS Annual Conference

Through a generous grant fro the Foundation of the Virginia Recreation and Park Society, FULL-TIME students who are not currently working in the field, may register for complimentary attendance to 2019 VRPS Annual Conference.
  • Students must be VRPS members and register before 6/30/2019.
  • Students may place a VRPS Student Membership ($25) in their shopping cart prior to adding the student conference registration in order to receive the complimentary $0 student rate.
  • Registration will be honored upon payment of the student membership.
  • Registration as a nonmember or after the 6/30/2019 deadline are subject to student rates as follows:
Full Student - VRPS Member:  $245
Full Student - VRPS Nonmember:  $270
Daily (Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday) - VRPS Member:  $85/each
Daily (Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday) - VRPS Nonmember:  $110/each