Founding Partners

In 1997, ION was founding as a collaboration between ten community colleges and the University of Illinois. ION grew until all 48 community colleges in Illinois along with the University of Illinois from the founding members of ION.

Annual Institutional Membership Fee $200

Institutional Membership

Since 2011, new institutions have been able to purchase an annual membership for their institution.

Annual Institutional Membership Fee $1,250

Continuing Education Units – ION professional development

Registration is open to members of the general public as well asĀ ION partner institutions. The registration fee is determined by membership status, course length, and course level.

Institutions may join ION any time throughout the year. Membership fees will be pro-rated based on the number of terms left in the fiscal year.