American Chemical Society: Student Affiliate

ACS Student Membership

The American Chemical Society Student Affiliates (ACSSA) is Elon’s Chemistry Club. This student organization is open to any student with an interest in chemistry and prospective chemistry majors are encouraged to join.

To be a voting member or hold elected office, students must be student affiliates of the ACS ( Membership in the ACS provides access to the online publication, Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), an opportunity to subscribe to print C&EN, and subscriptions to other ACS journals at a discounted price. C&EN is a magazine with articles about the job market, recent discoveries, and job listings.

For more information contact Paul Weller, Chemistry Laboratory Manager at or visit the organization’s site on Blackboard. Once you’re logged into Blackboard, click on the “On Campus” tab at the top. The American Chemical Society is listed under the academic category in the Organization Catalog. There you can find the most up-to-date information on the current activities.

Officers and Meetings

Monthly meetings are held every second Tuesday of the month.

Officers are elected at the last meeting of the academic year and hold the position for one year. This is a great opportunity to become involved in the ACS-SA and build your resume.

Annual Activities

Major funding for our many activities is provided by the Elon Student Government.

  • Fall and Spring Retreats to Smith Mountain Lake
  • Volunteering at local elementary schools
  • Travel to local, regional, and national American Chemical Society meetings
  • Bowling, laser tag, Trick-or-Treat in McMichael, dodge ball

Travel to forensic laboratories