members plan a program that will be informative and educational for the students in their local area.
At the same time, students who attend undergraduate
programs at regional meetings can meet and network with
ACS local section officers and other ACS members. These
professional chemists can become valuable resources and
sounding boards for exploring the chemistry discipline,
thinking about graduate school, or finding the right job.
Student Chapters Online — This resource
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. The site provides
a central location for chapters to store and
access chapter information; it also helps
chapters to better manage and track their
day-to-day operations. This tool is also used to report chap-
ter activities that will be reviewed by faculty advisors to
determine chapter awards. Members can also review their
award level and access reviewer feedback.
National recognition — The ACS
student chapter recognition pro-
gram is run by the UP Office. Annu-
ally in May, student chapters sub-
mit their annual reports using Stu-
dent Chapters Online. A panel of student chapter faculty
advisors reviews the reports and assigns award levels based
on chapter performance. At each ACS spring national meet-
ing, the UP Office and SOCED recognize these student chap-
ters for their exceptional service and activities at the annual
Student Chapter Awards Ceremony. ACS has held this
annual ceremony since 1992 to thank and encourage stu-
dent chapters as they continue to promote chemistry in
their local communities.
To learn more about the full spectrum of services the
ACS Undergraduate Programs Office provides, go to
www.acs.org/undergrad. If you have any questions
about any of these programs, please e-mail us at
Access ACS Programs and
Services for Student Chapters
n Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
n Grants: www.acs.org/studentchapters
n inChemistry magazine: www.acs.org/inchemistry
n Social media:
• Facebook — ACS Undergrad Programs
• Instagram— @acsundergrad
• Reddit— acsundergrad
• Reactions blog— www.acs.org/undergradblog
• Twitter — @ACSUndergrad
n Student Chapters Online:
n Undergraduate Programs Office:
email@example.com or 800-227-5558, ext. 4480
You Can Start or Reactivate
an ACS Student Chapter
To start a new ACS student chapter
1. Identify at least six student members of the ACS
at your school. (Contact the UP Office; we may be
able to help!)
2. Identify a faculty member who will volunteer to
serve as the chapter faculty advisor.
3. Complete a charter application form.
4. Compose a set of proposed bylaws. Bylaws set
the basis for your chapter’s mission.
5. Email your application and bylaws to
firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to ACS
Undergraduate Programs Office, 1155 Sixteenth
Street, NW, Washington DC 20036.
To reactivate an ACS student chapter
1. Identify at least six ACS student members at your
school. (Contact the UP Office for assistance.)
2. Complete a reactivation application form
3. E-mail the form to email@example.com or mail it
to the ACS Undergraduate Programs Office, 1155
Sixteenth Street, NW, Washington DC 20036.