Starting a Subdivision

Sections, Chapters, Fora, and Student Chapters

Thank you for your interest in starting a new INFORMS Community.  Subdivision Handbooks provide instructions and model bylaws if you wish to start your own subdivision and they are below.  If you have further questions on the process please contact the INFORMS office with all questions.

pdf Handbook for Student Chapters



After a period of time, a section may wish to become a society. Sections that wish to be considered for society status may learn how to start the process by contacting the Vice President for Sections/Societies and completing this application: