New Student Chapter Application

Creating a Student Chapter within BSA is easy! Student Chapters are a great way to network with your peers at your institution of learning through engaging activities as well as take advantage of special BSA discounts including a $10 Student Membership (this is a 50% discount off student membership) and discounted registration to Botany Conferences each year!

The following information is needed to start a Student Chapter:

1. Name of the Chapter
Usually this is the name of your school, some examples are:
  • California State Polytechnic University - Ponoma - Student Chapter
  • Weber State University - Student Chapter
  • Gator Botany Club - Student Chapter

2. Officers
  • You must include President and Secretary/Treasurer, if you have any other officer positions you can add them to the comments at the end of the form
  • It is important to keep BSA updated on changes in officer positions annually

3. Activities
Activities are the most important part of creating a student chapter, please include between 5-10 activities that your chapter plans to complete each year. Each Student Chapter is unique so come up with activities that best serve your chapter.
  • Field Trips (to gardens, greenhouses etc)
  • Attend Local, Regional and National plant science conferences
  • Remove invasive species
  • Plant Sales/Swaps
  • Educate the community (via workshops, help plant community gardens)
  • Collect Specimens
  • Guest Lectures

 to submit your New Student Chapter Application.

Thank you for your interest in starting a new BSA Student Chapter! After you have submitted a form to start a student chapter, we will get back to you to let you know if your application has been approved. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at