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Start a CSTA Chapter

Newly-formed chapters should ideally include local computer science teachers and a university or college site or school district site willing to host regular meetings.

Click here for the Chapter Application.

For questions regarding local chapter formation, please contact the CSTA Chapter Liaison. 

Groups wishing to apply for chapter status must be able to fulfill the chapter obligations listed below.

Benefits/Resources available to a CSTA Chapter 
  • Approved use of the CSTA name

  • Unlimited use of CSTA Chapter logo for identification

  • Listing of regular meeting times/activities in the CSTA Voice

  • Advice and support from a special CSTA Chapter Liaison

  • Contact information for all CSTA members in local region upon request

  • CSTA promotional materials

  • Opportunity for chapter president to attend leadership events

  • Publicity of professional development opportunities in region

  • Facilitation of connections to local post-secondary institutions interested in K-12 issues


Obligations of a CSTA Chapter
  • Maintain a roster of a minimum of eight (8) members, not all from the same institution

  • Hold regular membership meetings

  • Establish and maintain a CSTA Chapter website presence.

  • Respond to CSTA-related inquiries via the CSTA chapter email address

  • Establish an identified leadership structure (all chapter officers must be CSTA members in good standing)

  • Establish a formal set of bylaws meeting the conditions:

  • Provide standardized, on-going communication to members

  • Provide an annual report to CSTA and chapter membership of activities of past year and proposed plan for upcoming year

  • Regularly communicate updates regarding leadership, membership, and activities with CSTA chapter liaison

  • Maintain relationships with other local chapters as appropriate

  • Answer requests for information from CSTA promptly

  • Promote CSTA to its membership and in the local region


Chapter applications must be emailed to the CSTA Board of Directors in care of the Chapter Liaison. All completed applications are subject to approval by the CSTA Executive Committee based on the recommendation of the CSTA Chapter Liaison and Executive Director.


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The Association for Computing Machinery founded CSTA as part of its commitment to K-12 computer science education