Chapters can organize and participate in a variety of programs, from fields trips to workshops and forums.
The Gold Standard Award and Outstanding Student Chapter Award
The Gold Standard Award is available to all student chapters that have accomplished an admirable level of activity. The Outstanding Student Chapter award recognizes exceptional merit. Submit your annual report by 1 April to be eligible for both.
Student Chapter Past President's Award
Say thank you to a past Student Chapter President for a job well done.
SPE Faculty Advisor Recognition Award
Recognize your Faculty Advisor for outstanding student chapter involvement.
Our grant program assists universities with SPE student chapters, where financial need warrants, free access to SPE papers in OnePetro.
Students can showcase their skills by participating in paper contests hosted by chapters. As the hosting chapter, you will nominate judges, provide moderators, invite students to participate in the contest and present prizes to the winners.
We will notify your chapter if it is selected to host a contest in your region. See upcoming student contests.
The program provides funds for chapter programs and activities such as field trips, social events, travel to SPE section meetings and travel to Regional Student Paper Contests. Chapters must submit an annual report by 1 April to be eligible.
The funds are calculated per student chapter member as of 31 December. Each chapter will receive USD 10 per student member, up to a maximum of USD 2,000 per chapter. Funds are disbursed by May.
All chapters are required to send us an annual report by 1 April (or 1 November for chapters with a March through November academic year).
You can also let us know of any chapter and student changes, order supplies, and submit reports.
Chapters elect officers for various roles and responsiblities and follow set regulations. You can also find out how to work together with your sponsoring section to promote student activities.