We will be launching professional chapters in Spring 2018. For more information, please check back here or sign up for our interest list here.
If you missed our live info session on Monday, January 29, you can still learn more about the benefits of professional membership and how to start a chapter in your city with this recording in our oSTEM On Air - YouTube channel.
oSTEM Student Chapters are founded on four important relationships:
1.) Chapter to Members/Student Body
Creating events and programming that support LGBTQ STEM students at your institution and in your community. This can be LGBTQ-focused workshops, panels of queer professionals, hosting information sessions with sponsors, fun socials, and much more.
2.) Chapter to the Community
Volunteering in the community with K-12 programs and collaborating with other student organizations focused on the LGBTQ and STEM communities.
3.) Chapter to other Chapters
Participating in the online chapter network by posting and helping to answer questions, collaborating on regional events like pride parades or conferences, and representing your chapter in your regional council.
4.) Chapter to oSTEM, Inc. Executive Committee
Attending the annual conference and participating in workshops, panels, poster presentations, chapter-focused events, affinity groups, and opportunities to speak directly with companies and organizations that are interested in LGBTQ STEM students and professionals.
Checklist for Starting a Chapter:
You can also check out our oSTEM Chapter Handbook for additional information!
If you have any questions about this process, please reach out to the Membership Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.