Planning Chapter Meetings & Events

Hosting social events

Hosting a social function is a great way to have fun as a chapter, and to recruit and retain members! Here are ideas for easy-to-plan events:

  • Team up with other clubs for activities like picnics, sports competitions, or community service projects
  • Host a potluck dinner at the home of a faculty member or advisor
  • Go bowling or skating
  • Get together for pizza night
  • Go on a faculty-student picnic
  • Offer retreats geared toward freshmen and transfer students

Publicizing chapter events

Your chapter can spread awareness about your organization, planned events and chemistry in many ways. Here are some tips:

  • Create a web site
  • Place ads and submit articles to your campus newspaper
  • Design a newsletter for all members and chemical sciences students
  • Create colorful, eye-catching posters and flyers to publicize meetings and special events
  • Design an eye-catching logo for posters and flyers
  • Wear chapter t-shirts, buttons, and other promotional items
  • Get air time on campus radio and TV stations
  • Spread news of your events through word of mouth
  • Ask professors to announce chapter activities in classes (provide faculty the information at least two weeks in advance)