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Starting a KME Chapter
Kappa Mu Epsilon is interested in expanding and invites inquiry from departments in
accredited colleges and universities where it can be shown that the organization of a
chapter would be mutually advantageous. Information concerning the organization of a group
to petition for a chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon is available upon request to the National
President, Dr. Ron Wasserstein.
The Constitution provides that "An organized group of at least ten members from an accredited
(by the appropriate regional accrediting agency) four year college or university may petition
for a chapter." These members may be either students or faculty; student members must meet
certain coursework and grade point average requirements.
Kappa Mu Epsilon functions well at many different types of institution. The organization is
such that quite satisfactory chapters are maintained in many sizes and varieties of colleges
The financial oblication of new chapters to the national organization includes the cost of the
chapter's charter and crest (approximately $75 ) and the expenses of the installing officer. The
individual membership fee to the national organization is $20 per new member and is paid just
once at that individual's initiation. Much of this $20 is returned to the new members in the
form of membership certificates and cards, key-pin jewelry, a two year subscription to the
society's journal, and travel assistance for attending chapters at national conventions. Local
chapters are allowed to collect semester or yearly dues as well.
The petition itself, which is the formal application for the establishment of a chapter,
requests information about the petitioning group, the academic qualifications of the eligible
petitioning students, the mathematics faculty, mathematics course offerings and other facts
about the institution. It also requests evidence of faculty and administrative approval and
support of the petition. Petitions are subject to approval by the National Council and
ratification by the current chapters.
You can find the petition here.