“Membership brings a
wonderful opportunity for you
to help shape the future of the
Society. Your involvement
and your voice are critical.”
–Thomas E. Lane
Access to resources
As a student member, you will have access to even more
resources from ACS. In addition to the materials sent by the
Undergraduate Programs Office, new student members will
receive an ACS welcome packet, which includes the ACS
Member Handbook and ACS membership card.
As a student member, you will be officially part of your ACS
local section (one of 189 local sections throughout the country).
Expect increased communications and interactions, since student
members will be included on local section rosters.
You can also become involved with one (or more) of the
34 ACS technical divisions. Take advantage of one year of free
membership in a division of your choice — a special deal offered
to new members.
Connections within your local and disciplinary communities
can help facilitate the development and pursuit of career plans.
Tap into the ACS network to get advice and introductions that
How does this change affect you?
Current Student Affiliates
Student Affiliates Chapters
Upon graduation, you will simply renew your membership to
transition from a student to a regular member. In addition, your
ACS member number will remain the same whether you’re a
student or regular member. And your years as a student member will count toward your total years as an ACS member,
allowing you to reach significant milestones sooner. Look for the
acknowledgements of your 1-, 5-, and 10-year anniversaries as
an ACS member. Before you know it, you will be celebrating 50
years with ACS! iC
MARY M. KIRCHHOFF is the
director of the ACS Education
Division. JODI L. WESEMANN
is the assistant director for higher
education at ACS.