What is the ACM?

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is the world's oldest and largest educational and scientific computing society. Since 1947, ACM has provided a vital forum for the exchange of information, ideas, and discoveries. Today, ACM serves a membership of more than 80,000 computing professionals in more than 100 countries in all areas of industry, academia, and government.

ACM publishes, distributes, and archives original research and firsthand perspectives from the world's leading thinkers in computing and information technologies. ACM offers over two dozen publications that help computing professionals negotiate the strategic challenges and operating problems of the day. The 36 ACM Special Interest Groups offer a wealth of publications, conferences and resource archives covering a broad spectrum of technical expertise and providing first-hand knowledge of the latest development trends.

The more than 100 professional and local SIG chapters and 400 student chapters worldwide function as intellectual and geographical nodes of activity for both ACM members and the computing community at large, offering seminars, lectures, and the opportunity to meet peers and experts in many fields of interest.

The Georgia State University Student Chapter of the ACM offers GSU students and faculty the chance to hear speakers covering the latest topics in the computing field, visit local companies and research centers, and exchange ideas with other students and faculty in an informal setting.

How do I join the ACM?

Students may join the GSU Student Chapter of the ACM, the national ACM organization, or both. Membership in one organization does not confer membership in the other.

How do I join the National ACM?

To join the national ACM organization, use the Quick Join Student Application Form. Membership is currently free for the first year.

How do I join the GSU Student Chapter of the ACM?


First, check to make sure you are eligible:

  • Regular membership in the GSU chapter is open to any full-time or part-time student at Georgia State University who is enrolled in or has satisfactorily completed a basic course in computer information systems, computer science, or a related field, and who has a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher.
  • A member of national ACM who is not a student at GSU may, upon request and payment of dues, become a voting member of this chapter.
  • A member of the GSU community who is not a student at GSU may, upon payment of a fee that is equal to the voting member dues, receive meeting notices and attend business meetings of this chapter.

Membership Application

Once you have determined that you are eligible for membership, please fill out the membership application and give it to any ACM officer or advisor.


The chapter accepts four forms of payment:

  • $10 cash
  • $10 check made payable to GSU Student Chapter of the ACM
  • $10 sent to acm@cs.gsu.edu via PayPal
  • $10 sent via Cash App to $GSUACM

If you pay by cash or check, please give the payment to any ACM officer or advisor along with the completed membership application. (You can find ACM officers at any of our events, or check the Current Officers page.) Payments by check can also be mailed to GSU Student Chapter of the ACM, c/o Department of Computer Science, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 5060, Atlanta, GA 30302-5060.

Once your application has been processed, you will receive a welcome email and your name will appear on the Current Members page. It may take one or two weeks to process a new application (we do them in batches), so please be patient.

How do I renew my membership to the GSU Student Chapter of the ACM?

Your membership will expire after one year. (You will receive an expiration notice via email.) To renew, submit another $10 payment via cash, check, PayPal, or Cash App. If you pay by cash or check, please submit a membership application and check the renewal box at the top of the form.


For information or questions about ACM activities and upcoming events:

  • Visit this web site regularly (at least once per week) to check for any additions and/or changes to the schedule of events.
  • Contact any of the ACM officers. Email addresses can be found on the Current Officers page.
  • Send an email to ACM at GSU.
  • Last modified: 2022/08/21 01:48