Student Chapters

What is a student chapter?

A Student Chapter is defined under the ACA By-Laws as "a forum for discussion among student members, to attract and integrate new student members into the ACA, and to encourage student involvement in the ACA."

Any group of five or more ACA student members may, upon presentation of a letter of statement of intent signed by its members and by a faculty advisor, petition the Board for recognition as a Student Chapter. Upon approval, membership is open to student members of ACA. The first ACA Student Chapters were established in 2004.

At this time, Student Chapters are in operation at:

We welcome other colleges and universities with Archives programs to apply to form student chapters.

Detailed information on how to apply for a student chapter and the administration of the Chapters may be found in the ACA Student Chapter Procedures & Guidelines.