Frequently Asked Questions About Chapters
How can I reactivate or start a new chapter?
If you wish to start a new chapter, first visit SfN's Chapter Directory to determine whether there is a chapter in your area. In the event the local chapter is inactive, you may reactivate the existing chapter. If there is no chapter in your area, a prospective chapter must submit a "Chapter Petition Form." Visit Start or Reactivate a Chapter to learn more.
What is the deadline to submit a new chapter petition and chapter bylaws?
Applications are reviewed by the Global Membership Committee once in the fall and in the spring. . Petitions should be submitted during the months of February or August to be reviewed in a timely manner. Visit Start or Reactivate a Chapter to learn more.
Does SfN have my chapter's roster for membership?
Each chapter is responsible for maintaining the roster of participating members. SfN may have a copy of your chapter's roster if provided within your chapter's annual report.
Can SfN provide me with contact information for members in my chapter's region?
SfN cannot provide contact information for its members. However, chapters are able to request SfN to distribute information regarding chapter news and events to SfN members in your area via e-mail. Chapter eBlasts traditionally include annual chapter meeting details, chapter lectures, and chapter outreach activities. Visit Resources for Chapters or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Does SfN have copies of my chapter bylaws?
Chapters are responsible for maintaining a copy of their bylaws as well as ensuring that their bylaws are passed on to the succeeding chapter representative. SfN may have a copy of your chapter bylaws if they were submitted within your chapter's annual report.
Can my chapter use the SfN logo and where can I find it?
An active chapter may use the SfN logo for any chapter-related activities, such as a Brain Awareness Activity. Email email@example.com for approved logo files.