Headquarters Support

Administrative Interface
Allows you to manage your chapter’s member roster, update your chapter’s contact information, and much more!

Chapter Web Tools
ACM offers chapters the following web tools:website hosting, wikis and blogs. For more information please go to: http://www.acm.org/chapters/student-chapter-web-tools

Local Activities Calendar
You can let chapter members, ACM members, and other computing professionals, know about your upcoming events: http://campus.acm.org/public/chapters_conf_cal/index.cfm

Membership Promotion
The headquarters office can help chapters planning ACM membership drives by providing ACM Membership brochures and promotional materials. To request promotional materials, fill out the application at the following URL: https://www.acm.org/chapters/chapter-promotional-materials

Chapter Outreach 
ACM offers to publicize noteworthy chapter events to ACM members in their specified area. The person requesting such services must be an active chapter officer, and should make the request here at least 48 hours before the event. Chapters are limited to one message per month.

Some examples of newsworthy items include:

  • Joint meetings with other societies

  • Speakers from our Distinguished Speakers Program

  • Workshops or seminars

  • Special awards or recognition

  • Scholarships

  • Contests/competitions

Distinguished Speakers Program
The ACM Distinguished Speakers Program is one of the premier technology outreach programs in the computing industry. Each year several dozen distinguished computing professionals serve as current ACM Distinguished lecturers. 

Recognition of Service Certificates
Recognition of service certificates for outgoing chairpersons who have served at least one year in office will be issued free of charge upon written request. The ACM President and Secretary sign these certificates. Send your request to local_activities@acm.org.

Certificate of Charter
If you would like a Cerfiticate of Charter PDF, please make a request to local_activities@acm.org.

Chapter Member Newsletter
Receive a quarterly update on all the latest and greatest happenings, specific to our ACM Chapters!

Depository for Bylaws
Headquarters coordinates the initial bylaws for new chapters and the processing of bylaw amendments with the ACM COO. Copies of each chapter's bylaws are available through the Chapter Administrative Interface in the vitals section. 

ACM Business Insurance Coverage
The Commercial Package covers ACM legal liability for negligent acts on the part of ACM employees, volunteers, ACM Professional, Special Interest Group (SIG), and Student Chapters causing bodily injury, personal injury, or property damage to a third party up to $1 million each occurrence and $2 million aggregate as long as the suit is brought in the US; the following major perils worldwide are covered:

  • injury arising out of accidents

  • property damage arising out of accidents

  • personal injury (false arrest, invasion of privacy, libel and slander)

  • serving alcoholic beverages

  • fire legal liability (if ACM causes a fire in leased premises)

  • liability for business contracts (covers legal liabilities for damage or loss of property and bodily injury ACM would be responsible for in contracts, but would not cover non-performance)

ACM Case Studies

Written by leading domain experts for software engineers, ACM Case Studies provide an in-depth look at how software teams overcome specific challenges by implementing new technologies, adopting new practices, or a combination of both. Often through first-hand accounts, these pieces explore what the challenges were, the tools and techniques that were used to combat them, and the solution that was achieved.

Prediction-Serving Systems

ACM Queue’s “Research for Practice” is your number one resource for keeping up with emerging developments in the world of theory and applying them to the challenges you face on a daily basis. In this installment, Dan Crankshaw and Joey Gonzalez provide an overview of machine learning server systems. What happens when we wish to actually deploy a machine learning model to production, and how do we serve predictions with high accuracy and high computational efficiency? Dan and Joey’s curated research selection presents cutting-edge techniques spanning database-level integration, video processing, and prediction middleware. Given the explosion of interest in machine learning and its increasing impact on seemingly every application vertical, it's possible that systems such as these will become as commonplace as relational databases are today. 

Volunteer with SocialCoder

You can use your technical skills for social good and offer volunteer support on software development projects to organizations who could not otherwise afford it. SocialCoder connects volunteer programmers/software developers with registered charities and helps match them to suitable projects based on their skills, experience, and the causes they care about. Learn more about ACM’s new partnership with SocialCoder, and how you can get involved.