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Resources for NSSLHA Chapters

Here's what you need to know as a new or first-time chapter advisor or chapter officer to start or maintain a local chapter.

Resources for New Chapters

Sample Chapter Bylaws
Download a sample document of local chapter bylaws to use when establishing a local NSSLHA chapter.

Robert's Rules of Order for Chapters [PDF]
Want to know how the NSSLHA Executive Council conducts its meetings? View the Council's primer on Robert's Rules of Order. Adopt these rules to run more efficient local chapter meetings. 

Application to Start a Local Chapter
Apply for local chapter affiliation.

Resources for Existing Chapters

Recertify an Existing NSSLHA Chapter
Form to annually renew the status of an existing NSSLHA chapter

Charge Up Your Chapter Campaign
Challenge your members to complete tasks that will get them involved and engaged in the national office and earn prizes for the chapter.

Membership Presentations for Local Chapters
Use these presentations to explain important national office benefits.

Programs for Chapters

Student Advocacy
Promote advocacy and legislative education among students.

Host a CSD Career Awareness Event
Promote the professions on your campus or to students in the local community.

NSSLHA Grant Programs

  • Nancy McKinley Regional Projects
    NSSLHA chapters receive financial support to sponsor educational and pre-professional projects for students.
  • Community Service Grants
    NSSLHA chapters receive financial support to provide resources to nonprofit organizations that assist others living with a communication disorder.

NSSLHA Honors Program
Recognize outstanding students, faculty, chapters, and individuals that have made significant contributions to the Association on a national and local level and to the discipline of human communication sciences and disorders.

Raise funds in support of the mission of national organizations working to improve the quality of life for people with communication disorders.

NSSLHA Experience Ambassador's Program
Receive up to $1,000 if your local chapter is selected to host NSSLHA Experience activities during the ASHA Convention.