ACS Student Chapter Reports

Student chapter reports are an opportunity for chapters to inform ACS about their activities throughout the year. Nominations for a Student Chapter Award are based on exceptional activities, programs, initiatives described in chapter reports, after being reviewed by faculty advisors from across the nation. The factuly review the reports (based on these criteria and considerations) and provide feedback on how to make the chapter more successful.

To remain active, a chapter must submit a report at least once every three years. (This system is only for chapters in the United States and Puerto Rico.)

How to submit a chapter report:

  1. Log in to Student Chapters Online using your ACS member login information.
    If you are not an ACS member, sign up here.
  2. Update your chapter information, enter in events, and answer questions to build your report.
  3. Download the budget template to use when submitting your budget for the year.


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Why can’t I login?

You have to be an active ACS student member or faculty advisor of your chapter to login to Student Chapters Online. If you are a senior who has recently graduated and you cannot login, please contact our office at and we will make sure you have access.

What do I do first?

Start by updating your chapter information at the start of the academic year. Under the “Chapter Information” section, add the roles of all your officers, and make sure the faculty advisor listed is correct. If the faculty advisor listed is not correct, please contact our office at

Do primary officers have to be ACS members?

Yes, at least 1 primary officer must be from the list of current ACS student members in your chapter. This allows our office to communicate with chapter leaders about important information and deadlines. 

Why does the roster not include all of our members?

If your roster has incorrect information, please send a list of the students you believe are ACS members to

How many of our chapter events should we include in the report?

All of them! Reviewers want to know all the events you are holding throughout the year including chapter business meetings. Fill each event with as much detail as you can, preferably right after the event has taken place so the details are fresh in your mind.

How many pictures can I load into the system? Can I upload videos as well?

While you can upload 5 documents, only share the best, high quality (300 DPI preferred) images. Do not create a collage of your pictures, in an effort to share more photos, as the quality is reduced. Links to videos can also be included in the event description text. 

When is the chapter report due?

The report is due on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 6:00 am in your timezone. Please contact our office as soon as possible if you have any difficulties submitting before this deadline.

Will we get an email notification when the report is submitted?

No, you will not get an automatic email notification from the Student Chapters Online website. We will, however, send a notification email to the chapter’s faculty advisors and president a few days after the submission deadline to confirm the report was submitted. 

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Don't forget:

  • Submit a completed chapter report form in May.
  • Enter officers and update as needed.
  • Ensure that your chapter has at least six paid members with an ACS ID number.
  • Only include activities where students participate on behalf of the chapter.
  • Include samples of supporting documentation, such as meeting announcements, flyers, and pictures.
  • Indicate which events your chapter planned.
  • Check your email for updates, announcements, and reminders about submitting reports and using the Student Chapters Online system throughout the year.

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