Chapter Formation Policies and Petitions
To form a new Society chapter, a petition, signed by not less than twelve (12) Section members, above Student grade, who are members of the Society, must be submitted to the Section Executive Committee, via the Section Secretary, for approval.
Changes to chapter officer information needs to be submitted to both IEEE and IPS. Please report changes to IEEE via the vTools OfficerReporting Tool and access to the tool requires use of an IEEE Account. To report officer changes to IEEE Photonics Society, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
IEEE Chapter Report (L-31 form)
The IEEE requires that the chapters submit the L-31 report form as the permanent records of the Section Secretary. A minimum of two reports per year are required for the chapter to remain active.
Other Resources for Chapter Chairs:
- Extensive institute-wide resources for volunteers involved with chapters.
- SAMIEEE is a web based adhoc query tool that provides volunteers access to member data.