Build Your ACM-W Student Chapter: 1. Mission
Step 1 – Formalize Your Mission
The Ohio State University Student Chapter of the ACM-W was chartered on May 13, 2003 and is one of the oldest continuously operating ACM-W Student Chapters.
This chapter annually hosts 40+ events that include trips to the Grace Hopper Celebration, the Ohio Celebration of Women in Computing, company visits, socials, and workshops. They have around 50 active members, and they serve a total community of about 200 students. They often send more than 50 Ohio State students to the Grace Hopper Celebration, and can provide financial support for travel and registration costs to 35 of these through chapter fundraising efforts.
Learn how to build, maintain and grow a strong ACM-W chapter from The Ohio State’s ACM-W Chapter Leaders.
In this segment, ACM-W OSU Chapter Co-President, Emily explains the importance of having a formal Mission Statement for your club. A mission statement will help you explain why your ACM-W Student Chapter exists and how it will function. It will inspire you and provide guidance to your members. Having a mission statement helps you recruit members, create community, foster corporation relations, and raise funds for activities.
Does your chapter have a Mission Statement? How did you create it? And how does it help drive your club’s activities?
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This series continues. Please read the other tips in this series:
- Mission Statement
- Goal Setting
- Executive Board
- Event Planning
- Member Recruiting
- Company Relationships
- Community Involvement