Any formally organized academic unit that engages in education in the field of urban studies, broadly defined, may apply to establish a chapter. A “formally organized unit or organization” is defined as an operational entity possessing attributes such as a budgeted staff, office space, website presence, and a professional head. Such units must operate within a fully accredited institution of higher education.
In the event that an application is rejected, the Ad Hoc Committee will indicate the reasons for this decision and suggest ways to remediate if possible. Revised applications are reviewed under the same timetable as new submissions.