EACA members are largely drawn from East African universities and media and communication organizations, although the association is open to membership from other academicians, researchers, and related bodies from different parts of the world.

Membership Benefits
1. Opportunities for increased academic and professional networks.
2. Accreditation to a professional body.
3. Legibility to vote and be voted into the EACA Executive Board.
4. Legibility to convene the Annual Conference.
5. A certificate of participation in EACA Annual Conferences.
6. Links to jobs, research, scholarships, and publication opportunities.
7. Mentorship opportunities.