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ASA: Local Chapters
Current ASA Local Chapters:
What is a Local Chapter?
As a membership based organization, ASA local chapters provide members with opportunities to engage with each other within a specific local context. Chapter events provides venues for learning, discussion, interaction with the broader faith and educational communities around important issues of science and faith.
What is ASA's vision for Local Chapters?
How do I start a local ASA Chapter?
ASA members considering the formation of a Local Chapter should contact the ASA Executive Director or Director of Operations and Development to discuss the application form and process. Formation of a Local Chapter requires three current ASA members who will be authorized signatories on the Local Chapter application. All must be current ASA members in good standing. Two founding members should have a science or technical background and/or degree in a STEM field. One founding member may be a student or affiliate member.
Download the application and review the ASA Statement of Faith that can be found here. Complete all sections of the application and submit it to the ASA Office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
A completed application should be submitted to the ASA Office. The application will be reviewed and approved by the Executive Director in consultation with the Executive Council. The Local Chapter contact will be notified upon approval and will be authorized to use the ASA name and logo in its communications.
What happens after my application is accepted and my Chapter has been formed?
How do I start an ASA Chapter on my college/university campus?
Formation of a Student Chapter is much like a regular Local Chapter however it also requires one or two Faculty Advisor(s) and one or two Students who are current ASA members. These ASA members will be authorized signatories on the Student Chapter application. All must be current ASA members in good standing. At least one Faculty Advisor should have a science or technical background and/or degree in a STEM field.
Founding Student members will work with their Advisor(s) to determine the structure of the Student Chapter. Chapter officers may consist of a Coordinator, Co-Coordinator, Secretary, Treasurer, and Member-at-Large.
ASA Student Chapters must comply with all institutional policies and protocols for on-campus student groups. It is the responsibility of the Advisor(s) and Student members to ensure that the ASA Student Chapter receives any necessary approvals to be recognized as a legitimate student group on campus.
Still want to know more?
View the ASA Local Chapter Handbook to find out more about the organization of a local chapter and the finances involved in maintaining one.
We also have a Canadian Affiliate. Click here to learn more about the CSCA!