Apply for a Mu Alpha Theta chapter

### High School

Any high school with accreditation from a recognized accrediting agency and offering courses in mathematics may petition to have a chapter, provided it meets the following minimum requirements:

- High schools must offer at least two years of algebra and one year of geometry, or their equivalent, and a minimum of one year of more advanced mathematics. These requirements cannot be fulfilled by courses in general mathematics, general business mathematics, or arithmetic.
- The school must employ at least one teacher whose primary teaching field is mathematics and who has completed an undergraduate mathematics major or its equivalent at an accredited college or university. The equivalent of a mathematics major shall be understood to include a minimum of six college mathematics courses at the calculus level or above.
- The principal, or other chief administrative officer of the institution must approve the chartering of the chapter at the high school.

High school chapters shall be admitted for membership on the approval of the president and the governor of the appropriate region. Should either deny a petition for membership, the school may appeal the decision to the Governing Council for consideration. A two-thirds vote of the Governing Council shall be required to approve such a chapter for membership.

We offer a reduced membership fee of $5/member to Title I schools. Please let us know if your school is a Title 1 school.

***PLEASE NOTE: SPONSORS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO PRODUCE THEIR OWN CERTIFICATES FOR MEMBERS AND ASSOCIATES. THE ONLY CERTIFICATES SPONSORS MAY DISTRIBUTE ARE THE CERTIFICATES THEY RECEIVE FROM THE NATIONAL OFFICE FOR OFFICIAL MEMBERS.***

**Members**

The national requirements for individual membership in a local chapter are as follows. These are the minimum requirements; chapters may elect to have stricter standards but not lower ones. Students are encouraged to participate in Mu Alpha Theta club meetings and activities, even if they do not qualify as members:

- Members must be high school students in grades 9 through 12.
- Members must be registered with Mu Alpha Theta at the school at which their permanent records reside.
- Members must have completed the equivalent of two years of college preparatory mathematics, including algebra and/or geometry, and have completed or are enrolled in a third year of college preparatory mathematics.
- On the 4-point grading scale, members must have at least a 3.0 math grade point average.

**Associates**

Associates are not members of Mu Alpha Theta but are likely candidates for membership. Associates do not pay the initiation fee but are eligible to be listed with the National Office, should they wish to participate in Mu Alpha Theta national math contests. While they are not entitled to vote nor hold office in their chapter, they are entitled to attend and be heard at meetings. A student may remain an associate for only one year and then, if eligible, must be inducted as a member of Mu Alpha Theta.

- Associates must be high school students in grades 9 through 12
- Associates must be at the school where their permanent record resides.
- Associates must have completed one year of algebra, or its equivalent, with distinction and are currently enrolled in a higher math course.

*We cannot accept applications submitted by students. Sponsors must submit applications.*

### Virtual High School

Virtual schools with accreditation from a recognized accrediting agency and offering courses in mathematics may petition to have a chapter, provided they meet the following minimum requirements:

- Virtual high schools must offer at least two years of algebra and one year of geometry, or their equivalent, and a minimum of one year of more advanced mathematics. These requirements cannot be fulfilled by courses in general mathematics, general business mathematics, or arithmetic.
- The school must employ at least one teacher whose primary teaching field is mathematics and who has completed an undergraduate mathematics major or its equivalent at an accredited college or university. The equivalent of a mathematics major shall be understood to include a minimum of six college mathematics courses at the calculus level or above.
- The principal, or other chief administrative officer of the institution must approve the chartering of the chapter at the high school.

Virtual high school chapters shall be admitted for membership on the approval of the president and the governor of the appropriate region. Should either deny a petition for membership, the school may appeal the decision to the Governing Council for consideration. A two-thirds vote of the Governing Council shall be required to approve such a chapter for membership.

***PLEASE NOTE: SPONSORS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO PRODUCE THEIR OWN CERTIFICATES FOR MEMBERS AND ASSOCIATES. THE ONLY CERTIFICATES SPONSORS MAY DISTRIBUTE ARE THE CERTIFICATES THEY RECEIVE FROM THE NATIONAL OFFICE FOR OFFICIAL MEMBERS.***

**Members**

The national requirements for individual membership in a local chapter are as follows. These are the minimum requirements; chapters may elect to have stricter standards but not lower ones. Students are encouraged to participate in Mu Alpha Theta club meetings and activities, even if they do not qualify as members:

- Members must be high school students in grades 9 through 12.
- Members must be registered with Mu Alpha Theta at the school at which their permanent records reside.
- Members must have completed the equivalent of two years of college preparatory mathematics, including algebra and/or geometry, and have completed or are enrolled in a third year of college preparatory mathematics.
- On the 4-point grading scale, members must have at least a 3.0 math grade point average.

**Associates**

Associates are not members of Mu Alpha Theta but are likely candidates for membership. Associates do not pay the initiation fee but are eligible to be listed with the National Office, should they wish to participate in Mu Alpha Theta national math contests. While they are not entitled to vote nor hold office in their chapter, they are entitled to attend and be heard at meetings. A student may remain an associate for only one year and then, if eligible, must be inducted as a member of Mu Alpha Theta.

- Associates must be high school students in grades 9 through 12
- Associates must be at the school where their permanent record resides.
- Associates must have completed one year of algebra, or its equivalent, with distinction and are currently enrolled in a higher math course.

*We cannot accept applications submitted by students. Sponsors must submit applications.

### Two-year College

Any two-year college with accreditation from a recognized accrediting agency and offering courses in mathematics may petition to have a chapter, provided it meets the following minimum requirements:

- Two-year colleges must offer at least three courses beyond pre-calculus, which include calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, or statistics. These requirements cannot be fulfilled by courses in general mathematics, general business mathematics, or arithmetic.
- The college must employ at least one teacher whose primary teaching field is mathematics and who has completed an undergraduate mathematics major or its equivalent at an accredited college or university. The equivalent of a mathematics major shall be understood to include a minimum of six college mathematics courses at the calculus level or above.
- The president of the college, or other chief administrative officer of the institution must approve the chartering of the chapter at the college.

Two-year college chapters shall be admitted for membership on the approval of the president and the AMATYC representative. Should either deny a petition for membership, the school may appeal the decision to the Governing Council for consideration. A two-thirds vote of the Governing Council shall be required to approve such a chapter for membership.

***PLEASE NOTE: SPONSORS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO PRODUCE THEIR OWN CERTIFICATES FOR MEMBERS AND ASSOCIATES. THE ONLY CERTIFICATES SPONSORS MAY DISTRIBUTE ARE THE CERTIFICATES THEY RECEIVE FROM THE NATIONAL OFFICE FOR OFFICIAL MEMBERS.***

**Members**

- If a student was not a Mu Alpha Theta member in high school, s/he must have taken at least one mathematics course at or above the College Algebra/Pre-calculus level to be eligible for membership.
- On the 4-point grading scale, members must have at least a 3.0 math grade point average in courses at or above the College Algebra/Pre-calculus level.
- If a two-year college student was a member of Mu Alpha Theta in high school, his/her high school membership transfers and s/he may become a member at the two-year college without paying the membership fee again.

*We cannot accept applications submitted by students. Sponsors must submit applications.

### How to Reactivate

- Select a member of your school's faculty to serve as the sponsor of the school chapter.
- Start a math club for your math students.
- Check the grades of your math club members to determine who is eligible to become a Mu Alpha Theta member. All students must meet our student eligibility requirements.
- You must register at least one new member when you reactivate.
- A reactivation fee of $25 and $10/member registration fee is required to reactivate your chapter. Once your chapter is reactivated, you will be able to register as many new members as youâ€™d like year-round through our online ordering system.
- Email the National Office at info@mualphatheta.org for reactivation instructions and the excel file to use to add new member(s). The excel file needs membersâ€™ names (middle name is not required but leave column) and year of graduation. Please type â€śREACTIVATIONâ€ť in the subject line.
- Checks may be mailed to: Mu Alpha Theta c/o University of Oklahoma 3200 Marshall Ave, Ste 150 Norman, OK 73019. Please write â€śReactivationâ€ť in the memo line. Call the National Office at 405-325-0144 if you need to pay by credit card.
- We cannot reactivate your chapter until we receive your excel file, updated contact form and full payment.

When a school reactivates, each registered new member will receive a certificate of membership and a membership card.

** Per our shipping guidelines, chapters are allowed 4 free shipments per school year.**

### Important Application Information

*You will need to be upload this Excel file with your members' names and graduation years as you complete your petition. This file is also available in the petition itself. Middle names are optional. "Year" means graduation year for the student.

*Through the application, you will need to request the e-signature of yourself as sponsor and of your Principal (if you're at a virtual or high school) or Dean or Math Department Chair (if you're at a two-year college). You can submit petition while waiting on signatures.

*Your petition will not be reviewed until you submit payment (via one check or credit card) for the $25 chapter fee and $10/member registration fee. Please call or email the National Office if you need to pay by credit card. If paying by check, please make sure your school's name and "New Chapter" are on the check.

*Portal is cleared out each July, if you have not notified the office regarding your petition, IT WILL BE DELETE in July.

Each petitioning institution will be notified within two weeks as to the councilâ€™s decision. When a charter is granted, each student will receive a certificate of membership and a membership card. The school will receive a charter certificate.