Becoming an active member of your local chapter is the easiest way to get involved with NSBE. To locate a chapter near you, use the chapter search tool below.

Current Chapters

Chapters must be active for their senators’ and delegates’ votes to be recognized in NSBE elections. Keeping your chapter active also permits your chapter to compete in Chapter of the Year competitions and have access to chapter relief funding.  

To renew your chapter’s charter each year, you must ensure the following requirements are met:

  • Chapter has at least 10 active members (five members for NSBE Jr. chapters).
  • The following chapter executive officers are assigned and active in NSBECONNECT. (For instructions on how to update your chapter officers, download the Chapter Officer Appointment Instructions.)
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Senator

Start a Chapter

Would you like to start a NSBE chapter? If so, please submit a petition to start a chapter today! (Contact the Membership and Registration team.)

 NSBE chapters may be eligible to use NSBE’s 501(c)(3) nonprofit standing: 

  • Must have your own federal tax ID (or use that of your university).
  • Your chapter must be active. If not, renew the chapter's charter. (Chapters that do not have active status in NSBECONNECT are not eligible. (Chapters need to have 10 paid members and the required officers.)
  • Confirm with your university that the chapter cannot use the university's tax-exempt status for itself as a subordinate.

If the chapter cannot use the tax-exempt status of the university, then the chapter needs to fill out the survey linked below. 

If the chapter does not have its own federal tax ID #:

Unfortunately, chapters are not allowed to use NSBE’s tax id #; you must obtain your own. You can apply for one at the following website:

If you have any questions, please contact NSBE's Membership and Registration team at

 To find a chapter near you, please use the chapter search tool below.

Chapter Search

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Even during this difficult time, NSBE is working hard to support our 30,000 members.  Do your part to help build and sustain your future by helping us sustain ours!