Bylaws, Petitions, C&B, and Key Guidelines and Policies

ACS Governing Documents: Constitution, Bylaws, Standing Rules, and Regulations

  • ACS Governing Documents: NEW as of January 1, 2020
    • Change document: see the Petition link below (Petition as approved by the Council, Board of Directors, and ACS members) for details of the changes approved in 2019 and in force as of January 1, 2020


On behalf of Council, the Committee on Constitution and Bylaws (C&B) certifies bylaws for Divisions, Local Sections, and International Chemical Sciences Chapters. The certified bylaws (noted with their dates of certification) are available at the links below:

Key Guidelines, Procedures, and Codes of Conduct

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If you have any questions or need assistance in updating your bylaws or about petitions to amend ACS’s Constitution and Bylaws, please contact us:

Strategic Plan

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