SAME supports a network of over 25 student chapters. Student chapters promote the goals and objectives of SAME, and encourage the advancement of careers in architecture, engineering and construction by connecting college students with professionals in these areas.
Click here to find a student chapter near you.
Can't find a SAME student chapter? Take lead and start one! Find relevant information in Quick Links regarding how to start a Student Chapter in your local school or university. Students interested in starting a Student Chapter should contact the nearest SAME Post and ask for a mentor to assist them. Questions? Contact: College Outreach Committee Chair, Seth Lorimer.
Virtual Student Chapter
For students not attending one of the institutions hosting physical student chapters, or who want to explore more professional development options, SAME has formed the Virtual Student Chapter (VSC). The Virtual Student Chapter is a boundaryless chapter that provides the opportunity for virtual engagement with students at the high school and college level to foster engineering leadership for our nation.
Student Chapter Status Report
In order to maintain good communication with the Posts and Student Chapters, it is critical that the SAME National Office remains up-to-date on any Chapter points of contact changes (faculty advisers, student leaders, Chapter mentor). Posts sponsoring Student Chapters are required to submit a Student Chapter Status Report by May 1st and December 1st of each year. For questions, please contact Stacy Smith, SAME Post Operations Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mentoring is one of SAME's most important goals, and toward that end Posts are encouraged to develop College Outreach plans to involve local college and university students and encourage their pursuit of careers in the A/E/C field. Remember, the students you mentor today will be the leaders of tomorrow! Find out more here!
Recognition is one of the key components in engaging young leaders in the Society. To that end, the Society created two awards that offer Posts a way to recognize the leadership and involvement of college and university students:
- National Student Leadership Medal--presented to a Student Member who has made the most outstanding contribution at a college or university in the current academic year to SAME objectives. (Click here for more details.)
- Distinguished Student Chapter—recognizes student chapters that advance mentoring and career development for their members. (Click here for more details.)
- Bliss Medal--awarded to a SAME member in recognition of superior efforts in mentoring students in engineering and related disciplines. (Click here for more details.)