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Chapter Challenge Fall 2022: Now - November 30

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ACSM encourages all regional chapter student members to take full advantage of the opportunities national membership affords them. 

By joining the national organization (for only $20 in the first year and $30 thereafter) students gain access to ACSM journals, get a 20% discount on ACSM textbooks, become eligible for grants and travel awards, enjoy discounted CEC course costs and much more — a tremendous cost/benefit ratio.

So, we developed the Chapter Challenge to give them the boost they need. We’re incentivizing regional chapters and university departments to encourage their students to join ACSM as national members. 

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Three $1,000 Prizes Are Up For Grabs

The chapter with the greatest percent increase in new national student members

The chapter with the greatest numerical increase in new national student members

The individual university department with the most new national student members


The chapter with the greatest percent increase in new national student members — as well as the chapter with the greatest numerical increase in new national student members — between Sept. 1 and Nov. 30 each win $1,000. 

Individual university departments can also compete for a separate prize — the department with the most new national student members gained in the same time period will likewise win $1,000 to put toward the student experience. 

To qualify, students must be both active regional chapter and national members at the end of the time period. 

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Why Join?

Regional chapter and national ACSM memberships compliment one another, providing you with distinct opportunities for mentorship and growth. Check out all of the benefits you can access by combining these two memberships.

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How To Join

Prerequisites 

  • Students must be chapter members. 

  • The challenge is limited to the five chapters holding fall meetings (GNY, MW, MA, NE, SW). 

Students have two ways to join ACSM nationally as part of challenge: 

1. Prospective regional chapter student members can add a national ACSM student membership when they register for their fall chapter meeting. Since the majority of chapter-only student members join their chapter during the meeting-registration process, this is the easiest way for them to also become national ACSM members. 

2) If a student is already a chapter member, they (or their faculty member, who is often the one who handles their registration) will have to contact ACSM’s Customer Experience Team at meeting@acsm.org by Nov. 30, 2022, and request to add a national ACSM membership.