Membership to the YCP AAUP chapter is separate from membership in the national organization.
Per the by-laws, chapter membership is set at $10 an academic year. These funds are used to defray chapter expenses, including providing of food/drinks at meetings, rental fees for off-campus events, supplies, etc.
Members at the national level are supporting the work of the organization in developing the standards for the profession. There are also a number of tangible benefits from membership.
One must be a member of the national AAUP to be an officer of the YCP AAUP chapter.
To pay chapter dues, see an officer of the chapter.
To join the national, follow this link.