Start a Chapter

To learn more about starting a chapter of Mu Alpha Theta at your school, select from the following options:

Some chapters' constitutions have additional attendance or service requirements for continued membership. Sponsors should make sure applicants are aware of all requirements and understand how members will be chosen. All new members should be given written rules so they can remain members in good standing. While Mu Alpha Theta is not specifically a service organization, many chapters have added math tutoring or service activities to round out their yearly calendar of events. We highly recommend that chapters have a chapter constitution. Any changes made to it must be voted on and approved by the charter's membership.

Please call our office at (405) 325-0144 and a staff member will take your credit card information.

No. You can only apply for a charter with a check or credit card. You need to supply the completed petition, charter members' names and graduation years (in provided Excel file), and check or credit card payment to fully start a chapter. Credit cards will not be charged until after the Governing Council has approved your charter application.

  1. You will receive an email with your chapter # and temporary password to log in. This will log you in to your dashboard where you can keep track of your chapter, register additional members, and order merchandise.
  2. Be on the lookout for your charter members' certificates and your chapter's charter certificate.
  3. Become familiar with the sponsor responsibilities and resources.
  4. With the chapter members, design your chapter's constitution (sample constitution found here).

Chapter Management

For high school students, click here.
For 2-year college students, click here.

Some chapters' constitutions have additional attendance or service requirements for continued membership. Sponsors should make sure applicants are aware of all requirements and understand how members will be chosen. All new members should be given written rules so they can remain members in good standing. While Mu Alpha Theta is not specifically a service organization, many chapters have added math tutoring or service activities to round out their yearly calendar of events. We highly recommend that chapters have a chapter constitution. Any changes made to it must be voted on and approved by the charter's membership.

To learn more about the role of sponsor, check out our sponsor handbook, responsibilities, and ideas.

  1. Log in to our website (top right corner of our homepage).
  2. Enter your chapter ID and password. If you have not logged in lately, you will most likely need to request a new password.
    1. If you do not receive a password reset email, please check your email junk folder. Sometimes school email accounts have firewalls that prevent our password reset email from coming through. Please call the national office at (405) 325-0144 to confirm your email address with us.
    2. Your chapter may be inactive. If you haven’t registered new members within the past two years, you will need to call or email the national office for reactivation instructions.
  3. Once you have logged in, click on "Dashboard" (top right of the page once you're logged in).
  4. Once you are in the dashboard screen, click on "Add Members". You must use the Excel file provided (erase the test data in the spreadsheet but keep the headers in place) and follow the instructions on that page, otherwise you will have problems. You can choose to manually enter each member name if you would rather do that.
  5. After you have uploaded the excel file, scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to add the names to your cart.
  6. At this you can either click on the shipping cart at the top of the screen to review your order and check out or you can purchase more merchandise from the store.
  7. From there the checkout process should be easy. If paying with a check or PO, enter the check or PO number in the appropriate box. You will need your bookkeeper’s email address if you are checking out with a check or PO.
  8. If the shipping options do not automatically recalculate, click on “recalculate shipping charges” to see how much expedited shipping will cost. Just close out of the Ajax error box if you receive that message and click on “recalculate shipping charges”.
  9. Please remember to click on "Submit" to fully submit your order.

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.
  • be at the school where their permanent record resides.
  • must have completed one year of algebra, or its equivalent, with distinction and be currently enrolled in a higher math course.

The sample student application form can be found here.

For a sample initiation ceremony, please click here.

A chapter will become inactive if a school does not submit new member names for more than two years. A letter will be sent to the school requiring the removal of the “Mu Alpha Theta” name from the school’s math club, their website, and any school literature at that time. Should a chapter become inactive, students must be informed not to list membership in Mu Alpha Theta on a college resume if they join the math club. Unless a student has been submitted to our database as eligible, they are not a member of our organization and we cannot confirm their membership.

To reactivate your chapter, please follow the instructions found here.

Mu Alpha Theta has a number of special awards, scholarships, and grants that it presents to outstanding members, sponsors, and chapters. Descriptions of all, along with applications, are available online. Chapter Grants provide funds to financially support your chapter’s activities. A Competition Grant will help pay fees for your members to compete in a mathematics contest. Mu Alpha Theta also offers scholarships for graduating members. Summer study or research grants are available for members, as well.

For more information:

For all important dates and deadlines, please consult the Mu Alpha Theta calendar.

The answer depends on your chapter's active status. Please email the National Office at info@mualphatheta.org with the circumstances surrounding your logo needs.

A sponsor may call the National Office at (405) 325-0144 or email us at info@mualphatheta.org to request their chapter ID. Access can be obtained by clicking on the "request new password" button when logging in and a link will be sent to the email address we have on file for that chapter.

Sponsors may ask the chapter secretary to enter names. However, it is the sponsor’s responsibility to approve each new member and confirm their eligibility before turning the names over to a student officer. The sponsor should be the only one logging in to our website since the password into our system is private for sponsor use only.

You can do this from your dashboard by clicking the "Transfer Request" button and entering the student's name and what school they are transferring from. Once the student is transferred by the National Office, you will receive a message on your dashboard notifying you the student has been transferred.

You can also email the National Office info@mualphatheta.org and tell them the student name, which school they left, the school they are transferring to, and whether the graduation year needs to updated. You will receive an email back letting you know the transfer was completed.

No, once a student becomes a member they are a member for life. The cost of membership is a one-time $10 fee payable to the National Office upon registration.

Names on certificates will be printed as they are entered upon registration. We do not review them before printing, and we are not responsible for incorrect entries. Replacement certificates cost $3 each.

Sponsors are responsible for ensuring that their bookkeeper's contact information is correct.

You will receive a copy of your invoice via email upon ordering. You can also obtain a copy of your invoice by clicking on the "order history" button in your dashboard.

To learn about our Governing Council, including how to contact them, please click here.

Register Members

  1. Log in to our website (top right corner of our homepage).
  2. Enter your chapter ID and password. If you have not logged in lately, you will most likely need to request a new password.
    1. If you do not receive a password reset email, please check your email junk folder. Sometimes school email accounts have firewalls that prevent our password reset email from coming through. Please call the national office at (405) 325-0144 to confirm your email address with us.
    2. Your chapter may be inactive. If you haven’t registered new members within the past two years, you will need to call or email the national office for reactivation instructions.
  3. Once you have logged in, click on "Dashboard" (top right of the page once you're logged in).
  4. Once you are in the dashboard screen, click on "Add Members". You must use the Excel file provided (erase the test data in the spreadsheet but keep the headers in place) and follow the instructions on that page, otherwise you will have problems. You can choose to manually enter each member name if you would rather do that.
  5. After you have uploaded the excel file, scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to add the names to your cart.
  6. At this you can either click on the shipping cart at the top of the screen to review your order and check out or you can purchase more merchandise from the store.
  7. From there the checkout process should be easy. If paying with a check or PO, enter the check or PO number in the appropriate box. You will need your bookkeeper’s email address if you are checking out with a check or PO.
  8. If the shipping options do not automatically recalculate, click on “recalculate shipping charges” to see how much expedited shipping will cost. Just close out of the Ajax error box if you receive that message and click on “recalculate shipping charges”.
  9. Please remember to click on "Submit" to fully submit your order.

Fees should be paid with a single check or credit card payment. The current registration fee is $10 per new member and is a one-time fee. Once a member is registered with the National Office, they are a member for life.

A student’s registration fee pays for their lifetime membership in Mu Alpha Theta. Each registered member receives a certificate suitable for framing and a membership card.

Once members are selected and verified, it is the sponsor’s responsibility to register them online with us within one month of their initiation into the chapter.

The National Office accepts new members year-round. However, It is best to set a deadline for new members and then wait until all have paid before submitting names for certificates. We suggest a deadline and then wait an extra week to send the names to us.

Names on certificates will be printed as they are entered upon registration. We do not review them before printing, and we are not responsible for incorrect entries. Replacement certificates cost $3 each.

Ordering

Payment for orders is expected within 30 days of the order date. Chapters with past due invoices may have future orders withheld until payment for overdue balances is received.

Please mail all payments to:

Mu Alpha Theta
c/o University of Oklahoma
3200 Marshall Ave, Ste 190
Norman, OK 73019

You can only order cords for the seniors you have on your roster. If you are adding members at the same time as ordering cords, you will need to do 2 orders: you first need to register your new members and checkout, then place a separate order for the cords.

Please check your package for accuracy once it arrives. Call us immediately if you're missing something or have received an incorrect item. In case an item does not meet your expectations, it may be returned to Mu Alpha Theta and a refund or replacement may be requested within 30 days from the order date. Please call or email us for instructions. Table covers cannot be returned unless there is a manufacturing defect.

You will receive a copy of your invoice via email upon ordering. You can also obtain a copy of your invoice by clicking on the "order history" button in your dashboard.

Upon checkout, you will be asked if order is going to be paid by Purchase Order, Check or Credit Card.

Purchase Order: please enter the Purchase Order number provided by your school.

Check: please enter the check number.

Credit Card: please fill in the credit card information.

Please call the National Office and someone will take your credit card information.

If you will be paying by PO, you will enter your PO # online in the payment screen as you are placing your registration/merchandise order on our website. We do not need a copy of the PO at the National Office. Even with a PO, sponsors still must log in and place their order online.

Orders must be placed using our website ordering system. Due the the volume of schools we serve, we are unable to take orders placed over the phone or by email.

From your chapter dashboard, click on "Store" and you will see a certificate reprint button. Use the drop down box to find the member's name and then type the correct spelling in the boxes and add to cart. You can then checkout or add other items to your cart to checkout.

Shipping

Orders are processed 24-48 hours (non-expedited shipping) from when they are placed. Orders placed Friday or over the weekend will be processed on non-holiday Mondays.

Chapters receive four free shipments per school year. You will be charged $15.00 for your fifth and subsequent order shipments.

Orders are usually shipped by UPS Ground. Orders of 10 certificates or fewer ship via USPS. You may select expedited shipping at checkout for an additional fee.

UPS ground usually take 3-5 business days (longer for international shipping). We recommend allowing extra days in case bad weather causes delivery delays.

You will need to choose an expedited shipping method when checking out. Orders received before 12:00 PM CT are processed same-day (unless weekends or holiday). If you have an expedited order after 12:00 PM, please call the office at (405) 325-0144 and we will process the order the same day if it is an emergency. However, we cannot process/send out orders after 3:00 PM, which is our scheduled UPS pickup time.

We prefer to ship to the school. Please only enter a home address when necessary, like during school holiday closures.

UPS will attempt to delivery one more time, but it is the sponsor's responsibility to plan accordingly for school breaks. The chapter will be charged if we have to resend an order returned to us due to school closures or a bad address.

Sponsors are responsible for entering the correct address and zip code. If we get an additional charge from UPS for an incorrect address/zip code, we will confirm that the sponsor entered the address incorrectly and then will charge the additional amount to the sponsor. This charge is typically $7.95.

Accounting & Payment Information

Upon checkout, you will be asked if order is going to be paid by Purchase Order, Check or Credit Card.

Purchase Order: please enter the Purchase Order number provided by your school.

Check: please enter the check number.

Credit Card: please fill in the credit card information.

Payment for orders is expected within 30 days of the order date. Chapters with past due invoices may have future orders withheld until payment for overdue balances is received.

You can print an invoice from our online system before you checkout. You can keep your order in the shopping cart for 30 days, in which time you can come back and enter the PO or check # and submit your order. Orders are not complete until they are submitted.

You will receive a copy of your invoice via email upon ordering. You can also obtain a copy of your invoice by clicking on the "order history" button in your dashboard.

Please mail all payments to:

Mu Alpha Theta
c/o University of Oklahoma
3200 Marshall Ave, Ste 190
Norman, OK 73019

No. You can only apply for a charter with a check or credit card. You need to supply the completed petition, charter members' names and graduation years (in provided Excel file), and check or credit card payment to fully start a chapter. Credit cards will not be charged until after the Governing Council has approved your charter application.

Mu Alpha Theta
c/o University of Oklahoma
3200 Marshall Ave, Ste 190
Norman, OK 73019

Please call our office at (405) 325-0144 and a staff member will take your credit card information.

Please call the National Office and someone will take your credit card information.

There is an $8 fee if you must pay via wire transfer. Let us know and we will add it to your invoice for you.

Sponsors are responsible for ensuring that their bookkeeper's contact information is correct.

Sponsors are responsible for entering the correct address and zip code. If we get an additional charge from UPS for an incorrect address/zip code, we will confirm that the sponsor entered the address incorrectly and then will charge the additional amount to the sponsor. This charge is typically $7.95.

Miscellaneous

A sponsor may call the National Office at (405) 325-0144 or email us at info@mualphatheta.org to request their chapter ID. Access can be obtained by clicking on the "request new password" button when logging in and a link will be sent to the email address we have on file for that chapter.

Names on certificates will be printed as they are entered upon registration. We do not review them before printing, and we are not responsible for incorrect entries. Replacement certificates cost $3 each.

To reactivate your chapter, please follow the instructions found here.

We do not have a FAX at the Mu Alpha Theta National Office.

Mu Alpha Theta
c/o University of Oklahoma
3200 Marshall Ave, Ste 190
Norman, OK 73019

To learn about our Governing Council, including how to contact them, please click here.

Yes, you can contribute by sending a check along with the donation form to our National Office, or you can call (405) 325-0144 to make a donation using a credit card. Donations are tax-deductible and will be accepted in any amount.

Please call our office at (405) 325-0144 or email us at info@mualphatheta.org.

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Mu Alpha Theta
c/o University of Oklahoma
3200 Marshall Ave, Ste 190 Norman, OK 73019

Ph 405-325-0144
info@mualphatheta.org
Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm CT


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