STLE Local Section Information

Local Sections allow you to connect with other industry professionals in your geographic area, enhance your professional development and build your leadership skills. There are five requirements that need to be met before you can start a section, which include: 

20 STLE members in your area need to sign a sheet saying they’d like to join/establish the section
List of officers and bylaws for your section
Section Budget
Business Plan
Communications Plan (i.e., website with webmaster, LinkedIn group, content for the STLE site, etc.) 

You will need a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer (Secretary/Treasurer position can be filled by one person, temporarily, as you build up your volunteer base). Once compiled, the list of names goes to the STLE Board of Directors and they will decide whether to approve your request. Once approved, you can get started. 

Student Chapters 
There are numerous benefits to joining STLE and becoming involved with your local student chapter, including opportunities to attend national conferences, awards/scholarships and enhancing your professional development. If you wish to start a student chapter at your university, you will need 10 STLE student members, which include a Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary/Treasurer (1 person or 2 as volunteers are available). You will also need a Faculty Advisor for your chapter.

Once you submit this list of names, it is taken to the STLE Board of Directors and they will decide whether to approve your request. Once approved, you will have a Charter and Bylaws and you can get started.
  
For more information please email Gina Cairo at Gina@stle.org.