Why should Society members form a Chapter?
Chapters are ideal vehicles for informative technical meetings and for networking at the local level. Chapters can receive funding from both the parent technical Society and the parent Section.
Who can form an IEEE Chapter?
To form a Chapter, you must be an active member of the IEEE holding the grade of Member, Senior Member or Fellow. You must also be a member of the Section, and the Society. If it is a joint Chapter, membership in only one of the Sections is required.
How do I form a Chapter?
By completing a Society Chapter petition which must be signed by at least 12 qualified members and approved by the Section Chair. IEEE Staff is available to assist you in any step of the process of Chapter Development. Please visit the IEEE Society Chapter home page or direct any questions to: Liz Parascondola, IEEE Society Chapter Coordinator, phone: +1 732 562 5357, fax: +1 732 981 1769, e-mail: email@example.com
What is the difference between a Region, a Section and a Chapter?
The membership of the IEEE is divided geographically into three administrative Units. The first division is that of Regions of which there are 10 worldwide. They are: Regions 1-6 which consist of the IEEE membership in the United States; Region 7 is Canadian members; Region 8 is Europe, Africa and the Middle East; Region 9 is Latin America and the Caribbean; and Region 10 is Asia, Australia and the Pacific Rim countries. The second division is Sections. There are about 300 Sections, which are subunits of Regions, divided geographically to facilitate administration and local activities. The third division is Chapters. Chapters are technical subunits of one or more Sections. There are 37 different Technical Societies which are represented by the Chapters in each Section.
Who is eligible to hold office in a Chapter?
To be eligible to hold office in an IEEE Section you must be an active member of the IEEE. You must hold the grade of Member, Senior Member, or Fellow, or Life Member, Life Senior, or Life Fellow. You must also be a member of the Section. Society Chapter Officers must be members of the Society (if it is a joint Society Chapter, membership in only one of the Societies is required).
What reporting requirements must Chapters follow?
Chapters are required to annually report meeting activity, financial activity and current officers to the parent Section. These reports must be submitted at the end of each year. Additional reporting may be required from the Society. For more information, see the IEEE Chapter Reporting Requirements web page.
Are there funds available for my Chapter?
Yes, funds are provided to eligible units through the annual Section rebate. $180 per Chapter which meets the reporting requirements explained above. Additional funding may be available from your Society. For more information on Society funding, please review the Society Chapter Funding Guide.
In addition to IEEE funding, the CAS Society provides the following financial support to its Chapters:
- $500 per year for ACTIVE chapters which submit report (& request) to Society.
- $500-$1,000 to assist a Chapter planning a “special event” (e.g., int’l workshop, industry-oriented exhibition, short course, etc.)
- $500 in “start-up” funds for NEW chapters. (PLEASE NOTE: If a chapter is joint, it is expected that the other societies contribute equal shares.)
For further information, please refer to the sections below to learn more about your region and how you can contact your CAS Regional Vice-President.