Criteria For Forming An SAE Collegiate Chapter

SAE has two levels of Collegiate Chapter organization: Collegiate Clubs and Collegiate Branches. The term "Collegiate Chapter" is used to apply to both types, except where otherwise noted.

All universities begin as Collegiate Clubs.

  1. To qualify as a Collegiate Club, you must have:
  2. Complete the Collegiate Club application.
  3. Two letters of support:
    • From the Department Chair or Dean of Engineering.
    • From the local SAE Section where applicable. (not all schools are located in a Section).
  4. Your engineering curriculum for your university (must be in English or translated into English)
  5. Create your constitution (see example here).

NOTE: Universities in countries where we have SAE Affiliate programs should contact their SAE Affiliate directly for information on organizing their SAE Collegiate Chapter.

Mail the above information to:

Allison Hostetler
Local Activity Specialist
SAE Section and Chapter Programs
400 Commonwealth Drive
Warrendale, PA 15096

The Next Steps

  1. Review the Procedures Manual for more information.
  2. Connect With Your Local SAE professional Section.
    Through this relationship, you can build a strong network with professional engineers, find resources for meeting content and possible plant tours, find mentors for your Collegiate Chapter and much more.
  3. In time, you may qualify for Collegiate Branch status. To qualify, you must have:
    • A minimum of 25 student members for three consecutive years.
    • Elected student officers.
    • Evidence of ongoing activity for at least three years.

You will be contacted by SAE International if your Collegiate Club qualifies for Collegiate Branch status. At that time, you will be eligible for Collegiate Chapter allocations.