Student Resources: Chapters

Running an ASID student chapter has many facets. To tackle as many projects as possible, ASID leadership resources have been developed to provide student chapter leaders and faculty advisors with information to assist in managing a successful student chapter. Please feel free to use these resources and templates to accomplish your chapter goals and tasks.


ASID Student Chapter Reference Manual

From chapter basics to budgeting, the ASID Student Chapter Reference Manual includes all the information you need to know to run a successful ASID student chapter.

Download and review with your chapter board.  (PDF, 176 KB)


Strategic Planning Guide and Example

Review the step-by-step instructions, examples and simple worksheet that helps a student chapter develop a successful work plan for the upcoming year and beyond.

Plan a scheduled, goal-oriented year.   (PDF, 345 KB)

View an example plan.  

10 Annual Goals        ..........................................         

In sequential order, have your student chapter board follow and check off the 10 annual goals to ensure standard operating procedures are in place.

Check-off your chapter goals today.   (PDF, 170 KB)

Budget Guide

This three-part guide will provide your chapter with the tools to create a working budget, obtain funding from your school and methods for maintaining student funds.

Create a budget plan for your chapter.  (PDF, 109 KB)

Community Service Toolkit

When planning your chapter’s community service event, you need to first identify a cause or goal to work toward. This toolkit will provide you with best practices in completing a project with your chapter.


Get involved in your community.  (PDF, 317 KB)

Elections Guide

To position your student chapter for success and ensure smooth leadership transition, follow this helpful guide. ASID asks that each student chapter hosts elections by February 1 and send the results to

Strengthen your position, strengthen your chapter!   (PDF, 223 KB)

Fundraiser Toolkit

Chapters need money to host specialized events, socials, trips and more. Yes, your chapter can earn money from ASID, but to get an extra boost borrow some of these best practices.

Boost chapter funds today.    (PDF, 176 KB)

Templates and Examples

Don’t re-create the wheel - download these templates, examples and outlines for student chapter events and programs. To help strengthen your student chapter.

Get ahead with these helpful resources.


    ASID Student Chapter Best Practices

    Tons of great best practice ideas and submission template for your chapter to submit your successes to be featured nationally! Want to learn more about a student leadership summit, kick-off mixer, career day and more.

    Need some inspiration? Click here for programming ideas!