Get Involved with USACM
So, you think you might like to join USACM? Great! We can always use additional thoughtful, considerate, informed and involved participants. Take a look at our brochure for additional information.
Any ACM member in good standing is eligible for membership in USACM, although we have some limits on the number of non-US members who may be involved.
New members join one or more of the standing committees, where most of the work of USACM is performed. The standing committees are where discussions are held, statements crafted, positions considered, and pending legislation is examined. Members of the committees apply their expertise — coupled with previous USACM and ACM positions, the ACM Code of Ethics, USACM Principles, and technical best practices — to come to majority (often, consensus) conclusions. Those are then passed to the USACM main Council for formal review and approval.
Members of the Council are appointed, or elected by the members of the committees from their fellows who have been in USACM for a minimum of a year.
To begin the process, we need some information. Please send the following to the ACM Public Policy Office at firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Your name as you would like it listed
- Your preferred email address
- Your ACM member number
- A URL to a personal website, if you have one
- A short bio statement (100-200 words)
- A short statement about why you want to join USACM
- The list of what committees you would like to join at first
Optionally, if you can include a statement of support from at least one current member of USACM, that would help, but it is not required.
Thanks again for your interest.
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