How to Start a NAAMA NextGen Chapter


Step 1:

  • Contact the National office and provide them with your name, phone number and the university you attend. Once you receive approval from the National office, you may work towards opening your university chapter.​​


Note: Please ensure you seek approval at least one month prior to the start of the school year.

Step 2:

  • Find a faculty member or graduate student willing to become your organization's advisor.

  • Assemble an e-board consisting of, at a minimum: a President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. You may have additional e-board members if your university allows it.

  • Draft a NAAMA NextGen chapter constitution (view sample) - this will highlight the premise of the organization.

  • Ensure that you and your e-board complete the student officer training, if required.

  • Allow time for organization approval.

  • Begin recruitment of members while waiting approval.

Note: Each university may have specific guidelines and deadlines for opening an organization/chapter. Look into your university's policies regarding opening new organizations/chapters or contact the head of student organizations for more details.

Step 3:

  • Once a NAAMA NextGen chapter is established at your university, get connected.

  • Create social media accounts for your chapters and recruit students at university events.

  • Reach out to the National office or other state chapters with any questions or ideas.