Starting a New Branch


An IEEE Student Branch provides opportunities to meet and learn from fellow IEEE Student and Graduate Student Members and engage with professional IEEE members locally. An active IEEE Student Branch can be one of the most positive elements of your academic career, offering programs, activities, and professional networking opportunities that build critical skills outside of the classroom. IEEE currently has Student Branches at thousands of universities and colleges in hundreds of countries throughout the world.

Benefits of forming a Student Branch

 

ORGANIZERS
  • The Organizer must be an active IEEE member of Student or Graduate Student Member grade and attend the school
  • The Organizer shall serve as the interim Student Branch Chair pending election at a later date
ENDORSERS Student Branch petitions must be endorsed by the following:

  • 1 Institutional Department Head (need not be an IEEE member, but must create an IEEE Web Account to Endorse.)
  • 1  Faculty Counselor, who must be an active IEEE member of Graduate Student Member grade or higher, teaching in the IEEE designated fields of interest
  • 2 Faculty Members, who must be an active IEEE member of Graduate Student Member grade or higher, teaching in the IEEE designated fields of interest

Endorsers will be invited to endorse the petition once the petition has been verified by IEEE Staff.

PETITIONERS Student Branch petitions must be signed by the following:

  • 12 active IEEE members of Student or Graduate Student Member grade who attend the school

Qualified members will be invited to sign the petition once the petition has been endorsed by all Endorsers.

APPROVERS Student Branch petitions must be approved by the following:

  • Region Director (or their designee)
  • Regional Student Activities Chair

Approvers will be invited to approve the petition once the petition has been signed by 12 Petitioners.

Access the IEEE Geographic Unit Petition Application