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 Please follow the process below to complete the necessary petition before submitting to SPE.

To begin the process of forming a chapter:




Determine if there are at least 15 students at the university who want to be SPE members.



Ask for a letter of support on letterhead from the university department head.



Ask a faculty member to serve as your advisor, ensure they review the Faculty Advisor Roles & Responsibilities.



Find the section closest to the university and request a letter of support.



Call a meeting of the interested students and elect officers.



Submit the following to

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

  • Chapter charter
  • Chapter logo
  • Grant of USD 100 intended to assist the chapter in beginning operations

By request, the following complimentary items will be supplied:

  • Supply of stationery and envelopes
  • Podium sign
  • Petroleum Engineering Handbook Set


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