How to Start a new Chapter!

 

About Students Chapters:

 

Student Chapters Enhance Learning and Career Development. ACM has established more than 680 student chapters throughout the world that give students opportunities to play active roles in the association and its activities. By organizing technical talks, workshops, field trips and programming contests, ACM Student Chapters facilitate communication and collaboration within a university’s computer science community and with the computing community at large. Through its sponsorship of student chapters, ACM also enhances learning via the exchange of ideas among students, and between students and established professionals.

Student chapter members can also take advantage of ACM activities and services. Student chapters provide a natural setting to develop and demonstrate the leadership capabilities critical to students’ career development. They also help students get involved in the business world with workshops, resume assistance, and career building initiatives. Preparation and presentation of technical reports and papers and cooperative efforts on research projects allow students to test their technical expertise.

How to Start a Student Chapter:

Start an ACM Student Chapter in 4 easy steps.

* Entries made during the application process may be saved and completed at a later time by visiting the URL sent to the chapter email address.

Step 1: Enter chapter name, chapter email address, chapter type, and chapter sub-type.

Step 2: Enter the names of the individuals to serve as Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer. These individuals must be ACM Student Members. In addition, a Faculty Sponsor with an ACM Professional Membershipis required.

Step 3: Enter chapter contact information (postal address and phone number).

Step 4: Enter the names of at least ten (10) individuals willing to carry out the chapter’s mission and participate in activities.  The last name, first name, and email addresses of these members will be required through the automated chartering application.

Once the completed application is submitted, it will be reviewed by the Local Activities Manager within 5-7 business days.

About Profesional Chapters:

Chapter participation provides a unique combination of social interaction and professional dialogue among peers, in their own geographic area. Chapter members’ backgrounds represent all facets of computing, from academia, research, business and industry; it will invariably focus on the kind of information and insight that cannot easily be gathered in any other way.

How to Start a Professional Chapter:

Chapter participation provides a unique combination of social interaction and professional dialogue among peers, in their own geographic area. Chapter members’ backgrounds represent all facets of computing, from academia, research, business and industry; it will invariably focus on the kind of information and insight that cannot easily be gathered in any other way.

Start an ACM Professional Chapter in 4 easy steps.

* Entries made during the application process may be saved and completed at a later time by visiting the URL sent to the chapter email address.

Step 1: Enter chapter name, chapter email address, chapter type, and chapter sub-type.

Step 2: Enter the names of the individuals to serve as Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer. These individuals must be ACM  Professional Members

Step 3: Enter chapter contact information (postal address and phone number).

Step 4: Enter the names of at least ten (10) individuals willing to carry out the chapter’s mission and participate in activities.  The last name, first name, and email addresses of these members will be required through the automated chartering application.

Once the completed application is submitted, it will be reviewed by the Local Activities Manager within five to seven business days.