Establish a Student Chapter

Students at a university offering a four-year degree related to the oil and gas industry may petition to form an official SPE student chapter. If the university does not have a four-year program, contact chapters@spe.org. Please follow the process below to complete the necessary petition before submitting to SPE.

To begin the process of forming a chapter:

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Email: chapters@spe.org

  1. Determine if there are at least 15 students at the university who want to be SPE members and graduate at least 12 months after the establishment date.
  2. Ask for a letter of support on university letterhead from the department head.
  3. Ask a faculty member to serve as your advisor, and ensure they review the Faculty Advisor Roles and Responsibilities.
  4. Find the section closest to the university and request a letter of support.
  5. Call a meeting of the interested students and elect officers.
  6. Submit the following to chapters@spe.org:

Upon approval, a new chapter will receive the following items:

  • Chapter charter
  • Chapter logos
  • Stationary template