Start a New Chapter

If your CSD program is looking for ways to enhance education and pre-professional experiences for students, but a NSSLHA chapter does not already exist at your university, students and/or faculty can follow these steps to start a chapter:

  • Identify a faculty member who holds ASHA membership to serve as your NSSLHA chapter advisor.
  • Identify at least four students to serve as chapter officers (students who hold the president and vice-president positions must be National NSSLHA members).
  • Create a chapter-specific email address (i.e.,
  • Draft chapter bylaws (check out our template [DOC]).
  • Apply for chapter affiliation.

Affiliated Chapter Benefits

  • Official logo for chapter use
  • Access to national support for chapters
  • Eligibility to apply for the National NSSLHA Chapter Honors Program

Tips for Successful Chapters

We want your NSSLHA chapter to be successful! Read our tips on ways to do so!

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