Starting Your Own Regional Chapter

Resources for Regional Chapters and Student Chapters

Step 1: Read the “Startup Kit “ to get a general overview of how to start a chapter

click here for StartupKit.

Step 2: Submit required materials to the ASA Regional Chapters Committee

(click on links below for templates where applicable):

  • Letter of Petition
  • Charter
  • Bylaws
  • List of Executive Board Members (Officers) (*include faculty advisor if student chapter) indicating which board members are members of the National ASA (including member numbers if available).  For Regional Chapters, at least half of the officers of the Chapter and the Chapter Representative to the national meeting must be members of the National ASA.  For Student Chapters, the Faculty Advisor must be a member of the National ASA.  Please note: the Executive Board member list must include the faculty advisor if a student chapter and the Chapter Representative to the National Meeting for both Regional and Student Chapters.
  • List of initial chapter members, indicating which members are members of the National ASA (including member numbers if available). For Regional Chapters, at least 10 of the active members must be members of the National ASA.  For Student Chapters, at least 5 of the active members must be members of the National ASA.  You may also include lists of attendees to initial events and organizing meetings.

*also refer to the “Resources for Existing Chapters” section below for additional useful information

Resources for Existing Chapters

Required Annual Reporting Forms

Step 1: Read the “Annual Reporting Guidelines” document to get an overview of how to apply for annual financial support from the ASA, including necessary documentation.
click here to download the Annual Reporting Guidelines.pdf

Step 2: Submit required materials to the ASA Regional Chapters Committee.
click here to download the fillable Financial Form

click here to download the fillable Current Executive Board Member List

 

Other Resources

Miscellaneous Resources

ASA Rules on Regional Chapters

Details the function, establishment, responsibilities, membership, accountability, deactivation, and other rules pertaining to traditional Regional and Student Chapters.

click here for .pdf of article

 

Guidelines for Operating a Regional Chapter

Suggestions compiled from the experience of  past Chapters on Chapter management, obtaining financial support, publicity, holding elections, etc.

click here for .pdf article

 

Example Documents

(click on links below for templates):