Student Chapters

Student chapters exist to promote the study of wood science and technology among undergraduate and graduate students.

Example student chapter constitutions:

From the SWST Constitution

Article XII — Chapters

  • Section 1. The establishment of local chapters of the Society is encouraged in order to assist the parent organization to further the purpose and objectives embodied in Article II.
  • Section 2. Any group of fully accredited members can form a chapter of the Society upon approval of the Executive Board.
  • Section 3. A chair, elected for 1 year, shall head each chapter. Other officers may be elected if the chapter members so desire.
  • Section 4. Chapters shall not make statements of policy. This right is reserved for the parent organization. They shall, however, be empowered to recommend policy to the Executive Board
From the SWST Bylaws

IX. Chapters

  1. In the formation of a chapter, the membership of the potential chapter shall petition the Executive Board through the executive director. The petition shall state the name, geographic area, and approximate membership of the proposed chapter.
  2. Meetings
    1. At least two meetings shall be held annually.
    2. A report of each meeting, including a resume of the proceedings, shall be forwarded by the chair to the executive director.
  3. Student members are expected to participate in the activities of the chapter.
  4. The chapters are encouraged to interest the local public and prospective college students in the affairs of the Society of Wood Science and Technology.
  5. No dues are to be collected by the chapters.


School Student
Auburn University
Clemson University
Iowa State University
Louisiana State University
Michigan State University
Michigan Technological University
Mississippi State University yes no
North Carolina State University
Oregon State University yes
Pennsylvania State University
Purdue University
Southern Illinois University
State University of New York
Universidad del Bío Bío (Concepción, Chile)
Université Laval (Canada)
University of British Columbia (Canada)
University of Georgia
University of Idaho
University of Illinois
University of Kentucky
University of Maine
University of Massachusetts
University of Minnesota
University of Missouri
University of New Brunswick (Canada)
University of Tennessee
University of Toronto (Canada)
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin – Madison
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Washington State University
West Virginia University


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