|Application for Chapter Status|
Given interest among several affinity and identity groups within our membership, and following a change to the UUMA Bylaws, it is now possible for non-geographically based groups to apply for Chapter status in the UUMA. Applications must follow the outline available at UUMA.org, and will be reviewed for approval by the UUMA Board.
Non-geographic chapters may limit their membership to colleagues who meet clear and specific criteria identified in the initial application, as long as they are UUMA members in good standing. Responsibility for monitoring and enforcing approved membership criteria will rest with the Chapter leadership.
To begin the process, we recommend an initial conversation with the UUMA Director of Collegial Practices who can offer support and guidance about the process and timeline for seeking to establish a new chapter. The Director of Collegial Practices will remain the point of contact for those seeking to establish a new chapter up through submission of the application.