Welcome to the online home of ALACRAO, the Alabama Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. Our mission since 1936 has been to serve and develop the higher education community within and beyond our state's borders.
What We Do
We work to contribute to the advancement of higher education in the state of Alabama through the exchange of information and ideas and the professional development of our membership. Our contributions include:
- College fairs hosted statewide in the fall and spring for high school and community college students, parents and educators
- Annual conferences to enhance the professional development of our members
- Yearly fundraising projects to assist with special educational needs in communities
Founded in 1936, the Alabama Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (ALACRAO) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization seeking to contribute to the advancement of higher education in the state of Alabama. Our association works together, through annual conferences and other means, to provide information and interchange of ideas on matters of common interest and to enhance the professional development of our members.
ALACRAO is an active member and participant in the Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (SACRAO) and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO).
Active membership is institutional and is open to collegiate institutions in the State of Alabama which are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges or are candidates for such accreditation. Exceptions may be made by the Executive Committee. Administrative officers of member institutions who are charged with the responsibility of admissions, registration, records, and other related functions shall be eligible for active participation in the organization.
Educational agenies, corporations, students and individuals are eligible to apply for non-voting membership. Please visit the Contact Us page to inquire about membership opportunities.
Annual Conference and "Give Back"
ALACRAO hosts a three-day annual meeting each June for the purpose of professional development of our membership. Each annual meeting features a schedule of sessions covering higher education issues within admissions, articulation, school relations, records/registration, and professional access and equity.
At each annual meeting, ALACRAO members sponsor a "Give Back" project to assist with special educational needs in the surrounding community. To date, ALACRAO has contributed thousands of dollars to schools, learning centers and other organizations throughout the state of Alabama as we work to fulfill our mission of advancing higher education in our home state. Some organizations that we have impacted are listed below.
- Big Oak Ranch - Guntersville, AL
- Montgomery Education Foundation - Montgomery, AL
- Harris Home for Children - Huntsville, AL