Members of RC-2020 are invited institutions. Membership is limited to a maximum number of 35 to maintain an open and effective roundtable of exchange among the presidents, chancellors and principals who represent their institutions.

A Membership Committee considers individual community and technical colleges from large, urban cities or districts containing multiple colleges or campuses, some of which are in an urban environment.

Members attending a semi-annual meeting vote on recommended new members and CEOs of invited institutions must first attend a meeting before final approval is offered for membership. College or District CEOs must attend regularly in order to maintain the membership of their institutions. College or District CEOs represent member institutions at RC-2020 meetings and events.

An active Emeriti Group of advisors includes former CEOs who have participated in RC-2020 and have either retired or moved to other positions.