Start or renew a chapter

Chapter applications and renewals for the 2019-20 school year will be accepted starting September 1, 2019. Chapters can renew at any time. Questions should be directed to  

Instructions for using the application/renewal system
Chapter resources

Renewal deadline
Nov. 20, 2019

Chapter dues      
Dues are $100 per year per chapter and cover the first 10 students. Additional student members may join the chapter throughout the year, and dues are $10 each.


  • All chapters must be sponsored by a faculty adviser who is an active regular member of the ASBMB. This adviser will be the primary contact for the chapter's activities.
  • A minimum of five students is required to receive full chapter benefits.  

Chapter responsibilities

  • Create a chapter organizational structure. We recommend you elect chapter leaders (e.g. president, secretary, treasurer) to share responsibilities
  • Recruit new members
  • Organize science outreach activities
  • Work with other chapters in your region to organize regional meetings
  • Attend the ASBMB annual meeting if possible

Adviser responsibilities

  • Support student activities within the chapter
  • Serve as a mentor for students
  • Share new chapter activities with regional directors or through the Student Chapters Facebook page
  • Encourage submission of applications for ASBMB scholarships and awards

Individual students interested in Student Chapters 
If you are interested in starting a chapter at your institution or are wondering whether your institution already has a chapter, contact