The following information will help to guide you through the process of developing a society/technical council chapter. IEEE Staff is available to assist you in any step of the process of chapter development. Please direct any questions to Liz Parascondola at email@example.com, phone: +1 732 562 5357, fax: +1 732 867 9952.
A Technical Chapter is the technical subunit of one or more geographic units, and one or more Societies/Technical Councils. Technical Chapters are your local link to the valuable resources available from IEEE and its 40+ Societies and Technical Councils. To form a Chapter, please view IEEE Geographic Unit Formation Policies and Petitions
The status of an existing Chapter may be changed from single to joint, or vice versa, or from one joint combination to another, without submission of a petition. The change in status will become effective following approval of the change by the Regional Director, the Society/Technical Council Presidents, and the involved Geographic Parent Executive Committee(s).
The IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Department monitors the activity level of affinity groups and technical Society Chapters with meeting reports (L31's). If your Chapter is currently inactive, simply have a meeting and report your activity to reactive your Chapter. Society Chapters are required to report a minimum of two technical meetings, and affinity groups must report a minimum of two meetings, of any type, each year.
Chapters/affinity groups that have not reported any meetings for a minimum of three consecutive years will be put on probation to be dissolved. Once a Chapter has been dissolved, the process to form a new Chapter must be utilized to reinstate the Chapter.
The IEEE staff person in the position of Society/Technical Council Chapter Coordinator will help you contact your Society and Section representatives, as well as assist in determining your Chapter Development options. For assistance, email Liz Parascondola at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The volunteer at the Society level, in the position of Society Chapter Coordinator, will be able to tell you if the Society is interested in forming a Chapter, or if there are already Chapters in existence in your area. This person will also help you access membership information and serve as your contact to the Society.
Access to membership data is available through IEEE staff. Information regarding the number of a Society's higher grade members and contact information will be sent to any IEEE Society Chapter-Coordinator who requests it. If you are not yet formally recognized as a Chapter volunteer, please contact IEEE staff at email@example.com or the Society of your choice for further assistance.