Students & Student Chapters

  Important Notice: OSA's offices are closing early on Friday, 27 May 2016 at 3 PM EDT (UTC−04:00) in honor of the Memorial Day Weekend. The offices will reopen on Tuesday, 31 May 2016 at 8:30 AM EDT. 

Students & Student Chapters

Please visit Start a Chapter.

If you have additional questions, contact OSA staff at chaptersandsections@osa.org.
There are two review cycles for activity grants. Notifications for the Fall Review (applications are due by October 31) will be sent by November 26; notifications for the Spring Review (applications are due by April 15) will be sent by May 12. If past the notification date, please contact OSA staff by submitting a Help Ticket for a status update.
Please read the notification letter closely. If you have further questions, please email us at chaptersandsections@osa.org.
  • Obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN) (U.S.-based chapters only)—U.S. chapters must have an EIN. Click here for details on obtaining an EIN.
  • Open a bank account or make a funding arrangement with your university. Your chapter will need a bank account in order to receive funds from OSA and other sources. In some cases, your university may be willing to administer your funds. Please check with the appropriate university administrators with regard to group and society funds and account management.
  • Click here for details and forms for requesting funds for your chapter.
  • You may also submit a Help Ticket.
Once OSA receives your chapter’s fully completed forms, it takes up to three weeks for check requests and/or wire transfers to be processed. Feel free to contact the OSA staff by submitting a Help Ticket for an update on your funding request.
Please read the payment instructions on your notification letter. If you have further questions, email us at chaptersandsections@osa.org.

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