Start a New Chapter

Thank you for your interest in starting a new ACM Chapter. Please find specific steps for each chapter type in the list below.

How to Start a Student Chapter

How to Start a SIG Student Chapter

How to Start an ACM-W Student Chapter

How to Start a Professional ACM Chapter

How to Start a Professional ACM-W Chapter

How to Start a Professional ACM SIG Chapter

To start the chartering process, please complete the fields on ACM's Start a Chapter online form.

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