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Policy on Establishing and Maintaining Divisions


A division is a group of professional members who have chosen to affiliate around a specific technical interest.


Divisions are technical hubs that connect members with similar technical interested to create and curate content.

Establishing and Maintaining Divisions


Eligibility for Petitioning

  • Industrial or technical subject that is associated with ISA’s mission and vision and unique from existing divisions
  • At least 30 professional members interested in forming a division
  • A Director, Director-Elect, and two supporting volunteers identified  

In Good Standing

It is expected that divisions adhere to the following requirements

  • Comply with ISA policies
  • Maintain at least 100 members
  • Have a Director, Director-Elect, and 2 other volunteers in good standing and on record with Headquarters
  • Submit required forms and reports by the prescribed dates
  • Engage with members at least twice annually

Not In Good Standing

If the requirements are not met, a division will be deemed not in good standing. Status will be evaluated quarterly. These divisions forfeit benefits, including but not limited to, Society recognition and awards, voting privileges, and travel funds.


Divisions that are not in good standing may need to be disestablished. The Chairs of the A&T and I&S committees will provide a standing report quarterly. The A&T and I&S committees will discuss and vote if a division needs to be disestablished. Occasionally, a division may choose to disestablish. The committees review and approve the disestablishment as needed. The following outlines the procedures for both instances:

For not in good standing 

  • The division is subject to disestablishment.

By request

  • The division director submits a request to their committee chair.
  • The committee reviews and approves the disestablishment.

Upon disestablishment, the division will stop using all ISA intellectual property.