Getting Involved with TACAC 101

As an organization dedicated to the development of professionals in the fields of college and admission counseling, TACAC runs a variety or programs to encourage the growth of its members. Some programs are only available to members and others are open to all interested parties. Information about the programs, including how to register, is available on each program's page:

 Members of TACAC love what they do and try out their best to get involved by volunteering on the multiple committees that keep us up and running. We hope you will explore a few of them and consider volunteering for either a committee or a program. We are happy to help you find something that meets your career interests and serves your personal growth needs:

  •  Admissions Practices Educates members on NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice and monitors compliance.
  •  Advancement Develop partnerships with companies and organizations to sponsor TACAC's programs and events.  Works with Conference Planning's Exhibitor subcommittee.
  •  College Fairs Responsible for the planning, coordination and execution of college fairs at both the national and regional levels.  National College Fairs are held in conjunction with NACAC in Austin, DFW and Houston.  Regional Fairs are created by TACAC and are planned for San Antonio, El Paso, and the Rio Grande Valley.
  • Communications/Marketing Keeps the membership informed about local and national concerns. Produces the TACAC newsletter and is responsible for all conference promotional materials, publications and social media.  Manages the image and branding of the association.
  •  Conference Planning Develops, coordinates, and implements the annual spring conference. The conference planning committee includes several subcommittees.
  •  Government Relations Monitors and advocates for state and federal legislation relating to counseling and college admission.  Administers a biennial Austin lobbying day.
  •  Inclusion, Access and Success Assesses concerns and needs of underrepresented admission counselors, secondary counselors, and students. Develops program, such as Fellows, to meet those needs and build relations. Also supports Camp College and Motivate Me, the young men of color conference.
  •  Membership Recruits new members for TACAC and NACAC and works to sustain annual membership among current members.
  •  Professional Development Communicates with the membership regarding professional development topics and programs at local, state, and national levels. Hosts Drive-In Workshops.  Prepares programs for the annual conference.
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