Starting (Chartering) a Chapter


  • A chapter may be established at a two-year college which grants associate degrees and is accredited by the appropriate national or regional accrediting agency.

  • Two-year vocational, technical, and career institutions offering only general or specialized programs for career opportunities shall not be eligible.

  • Student members need NOT be English majors. See FAQ's-eligibility 


  • A group petitioning for chapter charter must be sponsored by a qualified faculty member. The sponsor must be a full-time faculty member and shall have at least one degree in English or a related field.

  • A group petitioning for chapter charter must have the endorsement and approval of the administration of the institution. 



  • Complete the Petition to Charter form which requires signatures of a minimum six (6) persons qualified for active membership. Signatures from faculty members and potential sponsor(s) may be included.

  • Collect membership dues from all chartering members to send to the national office along with the charter fee.

  • A letter of approval/endorsement from the college president.

  • Chartering fee of $50.00. 

Granting a Charter:

  • When the Executive Director has received a petition, letter from the college president, and the charter fee, she/he will ascertain that the petition meets the above criteria, issue an official charter (including the local chapter's name) and a handbook (including the induction ceremony, etc.).

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