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)

Why I Belong to ACM

Hear from Bryan Cantrill, vice president of engineering at Joyent, Ben Fried chief information officer at Google, and Theo Schlossnagle, OmniTI founder on why they are members of ACM.

The DevOps Phenomenon

ACM Queue’s “Research for Practice” consistently serves up expert-curated guides to the best of computing research, and relates these breakthroughs to the challenges that software engineers face every day. This installment of RfP is by Anna Wiedemann, Nicole Forsgren, Manuel Wiesche, Heiko Gewald, and Helmut Krcmar. Titled “The DevOps Phenomenon,” this RfP gives an overview of stories from across the industry about software organizations overcoming the early hurdles of adopting DevOps practices, and coming out on the other side with tighter integration between their software and operations teams, faster delivery times for new software features, and achieving a higher level of stability.