On behalf of the American Chemical Society student affiliates at the University of South Alabama, we invite you to browse through our page and see why chemistry is the science that brings students together. Student ACS members are connected to the world’s largest chemistry network and receive special travel, research, and career benefits. Visit our Scholarship page to see if you qualify for departmental scholarships and see what we have planned on our Events page.

Membership is not limited to chemistry majors - anyone with an interest in chemistry is welcome to join us. Take a look at some of our projects and events - and come to one of our meetings. We'd be happy to have you with us!

  1. To afford an opportunity for students of a chemical science to become better acquainted
  2. To secure the intellectual stimulation that arises from professional association
  3. To obtain experience in preparing and presenting technical material before chemical audiences
  4. To foster a professional spirit among the members
  5. To instill a professional pride in the chemical sciences
  6. To foster an awareness of the responsibilities and challenges of the modern chemist
  7. To increase chemical knowledge and awareness among
    a general community

The primary requirement for membership in the USA ACS Student Affiliates is an interest in chemistry – both as a subject and a possible career choice. You don't have to be a chemistry major to be a member of our organization (but it doesn't hurt). General meetings are held on every other Thursday.

Dues are $10.00 per year, and pay for event supplies and membership t-shirt.

In addition, active members are expected to complete 10 hours of ACS service, 7 of which may be earned just by attending meetings. The other 3 hours are earned by participating in chapter-sponsored activities; there are several opportunities during the year to earn those additional hours (see the Calendar page for typical ACS SA activities). What are the benefits of membership in the ACS Student Affiliates?