Build Your ACM-W Student Chapter: 8. Community Involvement
Step 8 – Community Involvement
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, tech talks, 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 Officer, Vicky, talks about the importance of engaging with your campus and community with your club. She says that this is a great way to create shared experiences among the members of your organization. She shares some of the things that the Ohio State University ACM-W Student Chapter has done. For example, they have hosted coding workshops at local middle schools and volunteered at the Center of Science and Industry in Columbus, Ohio.
Has your chapter ever done a coding event with a local school? How did it go? What kinds of outreach activities are possible in your area?
Let us know by interacting with us on Twitter, Mastodon or Facebook. Use #BuildYourACMWChapter and our handle @OfficialACMW Want to know more about how to start an ACM-W Student Chapter at your school? Here’s the quick-start guide.
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