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CHAPTERS

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BENEFITS OF CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP

AIBL members have an opportunity to secure unique benefits by organizing a student chapter or becoming members of a chapter.  Some of the benefits are listed below:

  1. Membership in a nationally recognized professional American Indian organization. Membership in a professional organization that caters specifically to American Indiansand demonstrates a student’s commitment to the highest ideals of the business profession. Each new chapter receives an AIBL membership plaque commemorating its existence. 

  2. Strength through numbers. More can be accomplished by working in a group motivated by a common interest than by working individually. AIBL chapters have a unique opportunity to contribute to campus, high school, grade school and community events through chapter activities. 

  3. Personal strength through chapter membership. Through peer support groups, networking and chapter activities, AIBL members become part of a broad network of American Indian students and professionals. This network can help individual members with the challenge of completing a degree by offering academic, social and emotional support. 

  4. Leadership training and experience opportunities. Through holding an executive officer position or committee chairperson positions, AIBL members receive invaluable leadership experience. Executive officers are invited to attend a one-week leadership seminar designed to help students develop the leadership skills they need to motivate and provide direction to the rest of their chapter. 

  5. National conference participation. Each chapter member is eligible for the student rate to attend the national conference. 

  6. Scholarship resources. AIBL student members are eligible for AIBL Scholarships when they are available. 

  7. Fund-raising. Chapters raise substantial funds through chapter activities and through corporate sponsors, local businesses and tribal solicitation. These fund-raising activities will facilitate the educational aspect of AIBL through the fund allocation and accounting process. 

  8. Recognition of achievement. A distinguished chapter award will be given annually to the chapter that has distinguished itself in the promotion of AIBL principles and ideals. 

  9. Access to discount AIBL merchandise. AIBL's merchandise includes jackets, caps, sweatshirts, t-shirts, book bags, jewelry, stationary and posters depicting AIBL's logo in some shape or form.