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ACS Governing Documents

The ACS Governing Documents include the Charter, Constitution, Bylaws, Standing Rules, Schedule of Membership, and Regulations of the American Chemical Society.


ACS Leadership

Our executive leadership team is staffed with experienced professionals who are passionate about the chemical enterprise.

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Bylaws for Local Sections, Divisions, and International Chapters

These bylaws, which are consistent with the ACS Governing Documents, are the legally binding rules that govern each unit.

Local Sections

Technical Divisions

International Chapters


ACS Board of Directors

Our volunteer Board of Directors comprises recognized leaders from academia, industry and government.

Meet the Board of Directors

Office of the Secretary & General Counsel

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Office of the Treasurer

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Committees provide advice, recommendations, and actions to our Board and Council.


Council is the popular deliberative assembly of ACS.


Selecting leaders from our broad ACS membership.

Learn More About ACS Governance

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