UAEM Chapters


A chapter is the basic unit of UAEM’s organisation. It is a group of self-organised students, primarily based at an academic institution often with faculty support. Chapters range in size, from more intimate groups of 2 or 3, to larger gatherings of around 30 or more students.

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The answer to this question varies depending on where in the world you are, all chapters are encouraged to reach out to other chapters around them. This often works on a national ore regional basis, according to geographical, cultural, and logistical constraints as well as the needs and goals of the individual chapters involved.

In the United States of America and Canada, chapters organize on a national and international level, having virtual and physical meetings to collaborate on activities. The North American Coordinating Committee is a panel of UAEM student leaders who are responsible for shaping UAEM’s work in North America as well as leading key projects throughout the course of the year.

In Europe, some chapters have organized into national branches while others connect internationally. There are activities based on language as well for example, with Francophone and Germanophone meetings. All of these chapters collaborate on a European level via the European Coordinating Committee.


We try hard to base all of our work at a chapter level or the ‘grassroots’, which means that there are numerous activities for chapters, although the decision about what to always rests with the chapters themselves. We do have an overarching international strategic plan and activities should lead towards our general UAEM goals.

Traditionally, chapters have focussed primarily on organising themselves, and then pursuing a campaign for implementation of the Global Access Licensing Framework at their university. However, as more and more universities have adopted licensing strategies, we have moved to new targets and strategies, such as the University Report Card. Chapters are also crucial to the impact of shared global campaigns.

Basic activities that chapters conduct include:

  • Educational events: holding panel debates, workshops, documentary screenings, and webinar courses.
  • Direct action: putting pressure on inert faculty through flashmobs, protests, and public demonstrations.
  • Awareness raising: publishing articles, creating materials such as posters, videos and songs, using social media, appearing on radio and television.
  • Advocacy: conducting independent research, holding meetings with key-decision makers, publishing policy briefs and submitting to consultation processes.

University of Queensland

The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

University of New Mexico

The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, United States

Yale University

47 College Street, New Haven, CT, United States

Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH, 2109 Adelbert Rd, Cleveland, OH, 44106, United States

UAEM Sydney

University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Columbia University

Columbia University, New York, NY, United States

Boston University

Boston University, Boston, MA, United States

Johns Hopkins University

University of New Mexico, , Albuquerque, NM, 87108, United States

Central Michigan University Student Affiliates

500 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, Michigan, , , , , United States

UAEM Western

1151 Richmond St, , London, Ontario, N6A 3K7, Canada

UAEM University of Melbourne

Parkville, , Melbourne, Victoria, 3010, Australia

UAEM India

, , , New Delhi, New Delhi, India

UAEM Davis

1 Shields Avenue, , Davis, California, 95616, United States


41 E 11th St, , New York, NY, 10003, United States


, , Isfahan, Isfahan, , Iran

University of Khartoum, Sudan – UAEM

Khartoum, Sudan, Alqasr Street, , Khartoum, , Sudan

Recently Added Chapters

UAEM University of Melbourne

Tessa Marshall

UAEM University of Melbourne

Melbourne Victoria 3010

-37.7841346, 144.95154730000002

Boston University

Chris Noble

Boston University

United States

42.3504997, -71.1053991

Columbia University

Samik Upadahaya

Columbia University

United States

40.8075355, -73.96257270000001

UAEM Sydney

Jennifer Nguyen

UAEM Sydney

United States

-33.8892449, 151.19412090000003