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The geographic organizational units of IEEE are Regions, Areas, Councils, Sections, Subsection, Chapters, Student Branches, Student Branch Chapters, and Affinity Groups.


Petition status

The year to date (YTD) geographic unit formation report lists the petitions approved, and subsequently formed geographic units, shown by unit type and by Region.


Petition forms

In accordance with the actions of the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Board, there are specifics rules and guidelines for forming IEEE geographic units.

NOTE: Please read the notification regarding the recent changes in the geographic unit formation process (DOC, 55 KB) for Sections, Subsections, Technical Chapters, and Affinity Groups, as approved by the MGA Board on 19 November 2011. These changes are in effect as of 1 January 2012. These changes do not apply to Student Branches, Student Branch Chapters, or Student Branch Affinity Groups.

Please see the appropriate petition form for more information:

More information about forming Student groups can be found on the Student Branch Resources page.

Please email IEEE Staff at with questions regarding petition processes or unit formation policies.


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