All ACS undergraduate members and faculty advi- sors now have access to a new online student chapter management tool, Student Chapters Online, developed by ACS and available at www.StudentChaptersOnline.acs.org. Not only
does this tool simplify the entire chapter report process, it helps
chapters to better manage and track their day-to-day operations.
It also provides a wealth of chapter activity ideas, a calendar of
upcoming events and deadlines, and links to ACS resources that
are especially useful to student chapters.
Until now there was no central location for chapters to
store and access chapter information. Planning an activity or
completing a chapter report was often a challenging and time-consuming process frequently involving many calls and inquiries to many people. Student Chapters Online will help you to
• “Who planned a particular event?”
• “How many people were involved?”
• “Who took photos of the event and
where are they stored?
• “What events are scheduled for the
• “Will anyone be available to help submit
our year-end report in May?”
• “Who was last year’s chapter
• “What award did our chapter win
• “What are other chapters doing?”
Students and faculty advisors can access
Student Chapters Online through their ACS
ID. Chapter members who are not ACS
members will not have access to Student
Manage information more easily
Student Chapters Online is very user-
Add events as you go!
friendly, and it also offers a variety of
advanced features to benefit chapter mem-
bers and faculty advisors. After logging into
the system you’ll be taken to the user dashboard. This dash-
board will display chapter information, such as the names of
presidents, vice presidents, other officers, and faculty advisors,
member counts, local section contacts, and much more. These
chapter data will be editable throughout the year.
All chapters will be required to use Student Chapters Online to
prepare their annual chapter report, which will be due at the
end of the academic year, in May 2014. Previously, many chapters waited until the end of the academic year to complete their
chapter report, ultimately submitting it minutes before the
midnight deadline. This eleventh-hour effort required excellent
record keeping or great memory recall. Fortunately, the new
tool allows students to document events as they happen and to
plan future events.
Chapter Management and
Reporting Made Easier
ACS “Student Chapters Online” Is a Boon for ACS Student Chapters!
BY NICOLE DI FABIO