Questions about a virtual SHRM student chapter? Check here for our frequently asked questions outlining the elements of a virtual chapter.
No, chapters can only be one or the other. Only online schools are eligible to have a virtual chapter. Schools with brick-and-mortar facilities may not charter exclusively as a virtual chapter. However, chapters may incorporate virtual components into their chapter; such as online bulletin boards or webinars. 2. Do you have any recommendations for virtual chapters engaging their members? We recommend virtual chapters hold webinars, record them, and post them on their website. To keep the conversation going, they should designate someone to moderate postings on their website. We also suggest they link back to the SHRM website and the student programs section as a resource. 3. Should a student join a virtual chapter at their school or a local chapter at a different school? It depends on the situation. If students are looking for a more active role in the chapter and are willing to travel to other schools, we recommend they reach out to local chapters and ask about joining their chapter. Students can use our online directory to look up contact information for local chapters. Please keep in mind that some chapters may not allow students from other schools to join their chapter, depending on their chapter bylaws, school policies, and whether or not the chapter is open to the idea. If this is the case, students can always join their school’s virtual chapter. If students join a virtual chapter and want more networking opportunities, they can always attend student conferences and reach out local professional chapters about setting up a mentorship and attending meetings. 4. What are the requirements for virtual chapters?
5. Are there any additional paperwork requirements chartering virtual chapters need to complete? Yes, virtual chapters must complete the Virtual Chapter Addendum in addition to the other chartering documents.
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