Starting a student chapter is easy.

  1. Identify an advisor
  2. Fill out an application
  3. Build your roster
  4. Draft chapter bylaws

There are a few things that you need to complete, have ready or know before submitting your proposal.

1. Identify an AIS Member to be the Student Chapter Faculty Advisor.

Your chapter advisor must be a member of AIS in good standing. If your advisor needs to become a new member, have them register here.

2. Have a list of at least 10 founding members with contact information ready to enter on the form. 

This allows you to quickly enter the information without a delay.  AIS-Student-Chapter-Roster-Template. xlsx (MS Excel)

3. Using the provided template, draft a set of chapter bylaws.

The bylaws must adhere to the Standard Form for AIS Student Chapter Bylaws. When in doubt, ask. We are happy to help. Please submit your questions to studentchapters@aisnet.orgAIS Student Chapter Bylaws (MS Word)

4. Start the payment process.

It takes time to have a college/university check approved. Don’t let this be a roadblock! If an invoice is needed please email The yearly membership fee is $495 for schools in the US and Canada. AIS has a graduated payment scale based on the United Nations Human Development Index. For more information, please contact the email address above.