Starting a Chapter

2021-2022 Chapter Start-Up Grant Application

Starting a new chapter can be a very simple task. Here are a few steps to follow:

Determine the interest! 

Are there students interested in participating in this organization? Need a minimum of 6 to get started!

Get Support from Administration 

If you are affiliating as part of a school system, you must have their support to start a local chapter


Contact State Director

Reach out to the state Advisor for resources and direction 


Review provided materials and resources

The initial information can be overwhelming! Just continue to read it over and ask questions along the way


Affiliate initial Chapter members, sign into CMS

The instructions and links for affiliation can be found on the New Advisor tab as well as how to sign into the Conference Management System 


Continue recruiting!

Chapter development is the single biggest contributor to maintaining a local chapter longterm.