Start a New Student Chapter

Thinking of starting a chapter?

First find out what interest there is among your peers to start a chapter. If you feel there is sufficient support, you should then choose an advisor. This is typically a chemical engineering faculty member who is a member of AIChE, supports your project and can help guide your chapter as it builds momentum.

To start an AIChE Student Chapter, begin by operating as a Chapter: (Elect officers, hold regular meetings and organize chapter activities). These can range from community service to social gatherings or from industrial speakers to plant tours - or any program that would be a benefit to your members.

See existing Student Chapters

USA and Canada

When you are ready, apply to AIChE to be formally recognized as a Student Chapter. Your complete application should then be submitted to the Student Chapters Committee at for review and acceptance.

The application must include a copy of the Bylaws for your Student Chapter. These Bylaws shall conform to AIChE's Constitution and Bylaws. Please review the by Bylaws Template. 

AIChE Student Chapter Bylaws Template


  • Supply a letter of support from your department chair and advisor.
  • Supply a summary of planned Chapter activities.
  • Supply a listing of Chapter members and please note the AIChE members. A chapter must have a minimum of 12 AIChE student members.

International Student Chapter

Are you starting an International Student Chapter?  To find out more information visit AIChE International Student Chapters

AIChE International Student Chapters

All student members of the Chapter (both US chapters and International chapters) are encouraged to apply for individual AIChE student membership in order to receive full AIChE student membership benefits.

Students at US/Canadian institutions apply by downloading the application below.

International Student Membership Application

If you've any further questions, please contact and we'll be happy to assist you in any way we can.