Student Chapters

Membership in a student chapter provides a valuable experience for Association of Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE) student members. Existing student chapters include:

  • AZ - Northern Arizona University Student Chapter
  • CA - California Polytechnic State University Student Chapter
  • CA - California State University Fullerton Student Chapter
  • CO - Colorado State University-Global Campus Student Chapter
  • DC - American University Student Chapter
  • FL - Student Chapter at the University of Central Florida
  • GA - Augusta University Student Chapter
  • GA - Columbus State University Student Chapter
  • GA - Georgia Southern University Student Chapter
  • GA - Georgia State University Student Chapter
  • GA - Mercer University Student Chapter
  • GA - University of North Georgia
  • GA - Valdosta State University Chapter
  • ID - Boise State University Student Chapter
  • IL - DePaul University Student Chapter
  • IL - Roosevelt University Student Chapter
  • IL - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Student Chapter
  • IN - Purdue University Student Chapter
  • KS - Fort Hays State University Student Chapter
  • KS - Pittsburg State University Student Chapter
  • MD - Stevenson University Student Chapter
  • MI - Eastern Michigan University Chapter
  • MO - University of Missouri Student Chapter
  • MO - Webster University Student Chapter
  • NJ - New Jersey City College Student Chapter
  • NJ - Stockton University Student Chapter
  • NM - University of New Mexico Student Chapter
  • NY - John Jay College Student Chapter
  • NY - Lehman College Student Chapter
  • NY - Long Island University Brooklyn Student Chapter
  • NY - Marist College Student Chapter
  • NY - Mount Saint Mary College Student Chapter
  • NY - Utica College Student Chapter
  • PA - Bloomsburg University Student Chapter
  • PA - Delaware Valley College Student Chapter
  • PA - University of Scranton Student Chapter
  • PR - Interamerican University of Puerto Rico Metropolitan Campus Student Chapter
  • Tanzania - College of Business Education Student Chapter
  • Turkey - Trakya University Student Chapter
  • TX - Sam Houston State University Student Chapter
  • TX - Texas A&M International University Student Chapter
  • TX - University of Houston – Clear Lake Student Chapter
  • TX - University of Houston Student Chapter
  • TX - University of Texas at Dallas Student Chapter
  • TX - University of Texas at El Paso Student Chapter
  • UT - Utah Tech University Student Chapter
  • VA - Old Dominion University Student Chapter 

How to Start a Student Chapter at Your University

If your university does not already have a student chapter, we invite you to start one. You will need to follow your university's guidelines for forming official student groups and then contact the ACFE at Follow these steps:

  1. Nominate a faculty advisor at your university and get their agreement to serve in this capacity. 
  2. Follow your university’s guidelines for establishing a student chapter. Generally, universities will require the chapter to submit student chapter bylaws. 
  3. Assemble a minimum of eight students who meet the basic ACFE student membership requirements. Appoint members to the necessary board positions; president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. 
  4. Schedule your first meeting where students can sign up. The ACFE can supply applications and promotional literature for the first meeting. 
  5. Complete a Student Chapter Charter Application and your Student Chapter Bylaws. Send these documents, along with a copy of your campus’ written approval for the chapter to the ACFE at or mail them to ACFE headquarters. If the student chapter members are not already student members of the ACFE, you will also need to send applications and membership fees for those chapter members. 

Once you’ve completed these steps and the required materials have been received by the ACFE, you will be notified that you have fulfilled all necessary requirements and that a student chapter has been chartered at your university.