How To Start a NAAMA NextGen Chapter

Step 1:

  • A. Contact the national office. Give them your name, phone number, and the university you attend. Once you receive approval from the national office, you may work towards opening your university chapter!
  • B. Please ensure that you seek approval at least one month before the start of the school year.

Step 2:

  • A. Find a faculty member or graduate student willing to become the advisor for your organization.
  • B. Assemble an E-board consisting of at least: a President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. You may have additional eboard members if your university allows it.
  • C. Write a constitution for NAAMA NextGen – this will highlight the premise of the organization.
  • D. Make sure that you and your E-board complete student officer training, if needed.
  • E. Allow time for organization approval.
  • F. Begin to recruit new members while awaiting approval.

NOTE: Each university may have specific guidelines and DEADLINES for opening an
organization. Look to the university website or contact the head of student organizations for details.

Step 3:

  • A. Once NAAMA NextGen is established in your university, get connected.
  • B. Create social media accounts for your chapter and prepare for student recruitment at university events.
  • C. Reach out to the national office or other state chapters with any questions or ideas.
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