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About Chapters

The Geo-Institute has over 40 local chapters throughout the United States. These chapters are affiliated with the Geo-Institute and are part of ASCE’s Sections and Branches.

Join a G-I Local Chapter and discover first-hand how they help you grow your career. Joining a chapter helps you:

  • Focus on local issues that impact your workplace
  • Benefit from on-site professional development programs
  • Build long-lasting friendships and strong business partnerships with professional peers
  • Grow into a leadership role on chapter committees

Some of the benefits of Chapter affiliation for local groups include:

  • Increased member participation
  • Sharing of ideas and best practices between chapters
  • National exposure
  • Special access to publications, and events
  • Networking locally and nationally

The Local Involvement Committee of the Geo-Institute provides services to Chapters such as the Cross-USA Lecture Series, and the Best Practices Handbook.  The Local Involvement Committee also liaises and assists in coordinating activities of interest to both the G-I and local Chapters.

Leading Your Chapter

Best Practices Handbook

Based on input from Chapter, Group and Section representatives present at the 2009 Denver, 2011 St. Louis and 2013 Denver Chapter Summits, the Local Involvement Committee assembled a set of guidelines to effectively run a G-I chapter.

View the Chapter Best Practices Guidelines

Start a G-I Chapter

Creating a G-I Chapter in your area is simple and free! There are many benefits, including:

  • A column in GEOSTRATA magazine’s CoreBits section to publicize your news and events
  • A special Chapter Events section in the monthly eUpdate
  • Access to ASCE’s online collaboration communities for your Chapter’s use
  • Review and publication support for Geotechnical Practice Publications (GPPs)
  • Invitation to the bi-annual Chapter Summit

The following documents provide further information about creating a viable and effective Geo-Institute Chapter within a Section/Branch:

Upon completion of your MOU, please email it to the Geo-Institute, or mail it to:

Geo-Institute of ASCE
Attn: Local Chapters
1801 Alexander Bell Drive
Reston, VA  20191