Student Chapters

Student Chapter Mission1001

SACNAS chapter members are dedicated to giving back through mentorship, peer networks, professional development, and by engaging in science research and leadership of the highest caliber. The organization, its members, and chapters are committed to encouraging minority students and scientists to advance to their utmost capability.

SACNAS chapters are an extension of the National Organization, providing year round support to our members. Chapters can organize campus, regional and community activities to promote the scientific and personal development of its members.

Start a Chapter
SACNAS welcomes students enrolled in any community college, tribal college, four-year institution, or graduate program to organize a SACNAS student chapter at your institution. A SACNAS chapter can promote the mission of SACNAS at the local and national level to offer educational and professional development resources and opportunities to students.

Find and Join a Chapter
Interested in finding a local student SACNAS chapter? SACNAS Chapters are all part of a national network of SACNAS members working year-round to support the SACNAS mission at their institution. We encourage chapters to collaborate on ideas, successful practices, and fundraising. Contact the advisor for information on the group or connect with chapter members through their website, email and/or Facebook page.

Chapter Resources
Interested in learning more about resources available to student chapters? Learn about fundraising guidelines, fundraising matching funds, chapter articles and more.

Submit Chapter Annual Reports and Mid-Year Reports
Chapters are required to submit an Annual Report every year (in the spring) to remain active and to be eligible to apply for a chapter award at the National Conference. The Mid-Year Report aids in updating chapter contact information, chapter goals, and whether the chapter needs to reassess goals for the spring.

Chapter Awards Application
Chapters in good standing are eligible to apply for Chapter Awards. Learn about the new process here. 

Chapter Committee
Meet the Committee of SACNAS members who oversee the opeartions of Student Chapters. 


Student Chapter Support
Please contact [email protected] for any questions or assistance.