New Chapters

Establish a student club or chapter to connect with students who share your interests.

Learn more about how to create your chapter or club for the IEEE EMBS — the world’s largest international biomedical engineering society.

How to Form an EMBS Student Branch Chapter
  • To form an EMB student branch chapter, you will need at least SIX (6) IEEE student members who are also EMBS members.
  • Petitions to establish new student chapters can be submitted online. Click on “access petition form.” Then, follow the steps until you submit the petition form.

The same guidelines for establishing an IEEE Student Branch of a technical society as well as the required petition form are available in two formats below:

Student Branch Formation PDF (PDF, 143KB)

You can read more about establishing a chapter on the IEEE site.

Steps for Student Branch Chapter Reporting

To maintain your status as a student chapter, you have to comply with the IEEE requirements of reporting on activities each year, your plan for activities and new officers after elections. The necessary forms to submit can be found here.

Don’t forget to keep your list of officers up to date with the IEEE and with your student representative. Download this form and send to the IEEE (information on the form) and cc the Student Representative.


Create a Website for your Chapter/Club

Find a place to host your website.

Student branches interested in creating and hosting a Web site can use IEEE Entity Web Hosting services. Alternatively, your university will likely have some sort of web hosting available for students, this is probably the best (and cheapest) option. Finally, there are many private web hosting options available: some of these are free (,, Yahoo! Geocities or Lycos Tripod).

Write a Constitution for your Chapter/Club

You are required to write a constitution to form a student chapter, and it’s a good idea anyway for all clubs and chapters. Your constitution is where you outline the mission of your club/chapter, the organizational structure, your policies on voting and leadership changes and anything else that you think is important to guide your group to its goals. Wondering where to start? Use one of these templates:

Showcase your Chapter/Club on Social Media

Social Media Content Submission Form

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Chapter Development

The Chapter Development Committee was inaugurated in September 2021. The Committee reports to the Vice-President for Members/Student Activities, Professor Carolyn McGregor, with a mission to:

  • Inspire, Support, Expand and Invigorate EMB chapters worldwide.
  • Share Best Practice, Governance, and Connections amongst EMB chapters worldwide.
  • Intensify EMB Footprints in every IEEE Section
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Contact EMBS

Contact us if you have any concerns with regards to the above, such as setting up New Chapters, reactivating Dormant Chapters, seeking Funding and Opportunities.