Student Chapter Eligibility Requirements

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To be eligible for affiliation with SHRM, your student group must meet the following requirements:

  • You have at least eight (8) current National SHRM student members.
  • Your institution must be one of the following:
    • Four-year or graduate college/university
    • Two-year college with a matriculation agreement between the institution and a four year-college or university, which provides for automatic acceptance of the community/technical college students into the four-year college or university.​
  • Provide verification of a demonstrated emphasis in human resource management subjects or verification of the college or university’s human resources or related degree program.
    • Acceptable degree programs include:
      • Human Resource Management
      • Human Resource Development
      • Business Administration & Management
      • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
      • Labor Relations
      • MBA
      • MBA/HR
      • Organizational Behavior/ Organizational Development
  • Designate a current SHRM Professional, General, or Associate member as the advisor. At the discretion of the chapter, a co-advisor may be granted. The co-advisor must also be a current SHRM Professional, General, or Associate member.
    • Any faculty, administration, professional staff person of the university, or a regular member of SHRM may be designated as the student chapter advisor.
    • Student chapter advisors are eligible to receive a $90 discount off the current annual professional dues rate. Both the primary advisor and one co-advisor are eligible for this rate.
  • Designate a current SHRM student member as the chapter president.
Questions? Contact Student Programs at or 1-800-283-7476.
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