Environmental Education 
Association of Indiana

Student Chapters

Consider starting a student chapter at your school.  Purdue University has.

Best Practices Guidelines for Student Chapters


Eligibility and Guidelines

  • Students attending an Indiana higher education institution can form a student chapter of the Environmental Education Association of Indiana (EEAI)
  • All student chapters will operate with bylaws and elected officers 
  • Student chapters should be formed in adherence to their university/college student club guidelines and sample bylaws
    • If no university/college student club guidelines and bylaws are available, please see the  Purdue Student Chapter of Environmental Education (SCEE) bylaws as example
  • Student chapter bylaws should also adhere to the EEAI bylaws, mission and vision when conducting chapter activities
    • Student chapter activities can include but are not limited to developing and delivering environmental education programs to diverse audiences, organizing a speaker series, and participating in EEAI working groups and activities
    • EEAI does not engage in legislative advocacy such as forming petitions or contacting legislators and will not promote these types of activities for student chapters
  • Chapters must have a faculty and/or staff advisor who are members in good standing of EEAI
  • Student chapter affiliation will be subject to EEAI board approval and will include the following requirements:
    • Submit application form, including student chapter name, bylaws, advisor contact information, sample activities for the year, and student membership by deadline
    • Payment of an annual membership fee of $50 to include unlimited number of students and will be used to further support student chapter activities during the annual conference


Student Chapter Benefits

  • Waived EEAI annual conference registration (lodging and meal costs will still apply)
  • Participation in an EEAI annual conference activity tailored for student chapter participants (may include a student social and/or a poster session)
    • Student chapter member representatives will be asked to serve on the conference committee to develop and co-lead this activity with the conference committee members
    • Student chapter members attending the annual conference may be asked to serve as session moderators to introduce speakers and keep time for sessions
  • Membership benefits, including EEAI communications such as newsletters, announcements, and events
Download Application Form

Download Sample Constitution (from Purdue University)


For questions, please contact mailto:eeai@eeai.org 

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