In July 1997, the Russian-American Institute was accepted as an international affiliate of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), a cooperative association of faith-based four-year colleges and universities rooted in the liberal arts and offering professional programs. The CCCU currently has 113 member institutions located in the United States and Canada, and 72 affiliate institutions in 25 countries.

In September 1997, the Russian-American Institute was accepted as a member institution of the International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education (IAPCHE). This association is a worldwide community of scholars and institutions which seeks to develop a network that facilitates contact and mutual assistance, acts as a catalyst for research and training, and encourages serious biblical responses to the critical issues of contemporary society. The IAPCHE currently has member institutions in Korea, South Africa, Netherlands, Indonesia, Canada and the United States.

The Institute became a member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Moscow in December of 1998. The Chamber is the leading organization representing business interests in the Russian Federation and currently includes 800 member companies; the Chamber also includes non-profit organizations and educational institutions.

In June 1999, the Russian-American Christian University also joined the U.S.-Russia Business Council, the leading U.S.-based organization representing American corporations active in the Russian market. The Council’s membership is currently made up of over 230 U.S. companies, U.S. subsidiaries of foreign companies and non-profit organizations.