Starting Your Own Regional Chapter
Resources for Regional Chapters and Student Chapters
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
- 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 for the on-line the fillable Financial Form
click here for the on-line fillable Current Executive Board Member List
ASA Rules on Regional Chapters
Details the function, establishment, responsibilities, membership, accountability, deactivation, and other rules pertaining to traditional Regional and Student Chapters.
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 on links below for templates):