Committee on Constitution & Bylaws


The ACS Committee on Constitution and Bylaws (C&B) works through subcommittees to

  • Review, interpret, and/or initiate appropriate actions on petitions to amend the Society's governing documents;
  • Review proposed amendments to bylaws of Local Sections, Divisions, and International Chemical Sciences Chapters; and
  • Prepare analyses on various issues and guideline documents.

Time Commitment

  • 3-4 hours per month depending on the number of items submitted to the Committee for review.
  • The Committee works year-round, mostly through its subcommittees via email.

Documents of the Committee

Contact C&B

If you have any questions or comments about petitions, options to update bylaws for Divisions, Local Sections, or International Chemical Sciences Chapters, the ACS Governing Documents (Bulletin 5), or C&B, please  contact us at, 202-872-4071, or 800-227-5558, ext. 4071.