The purpose of the chapters is to provide a grassroots presence for the educational work of Americans United. As such, chapters are extensions of the national organization and are to act as the "eyes and ears" of Americans United for the defense of religious liberty in the local community.

The primary mission of chapters is to educate the public regarding the importance of the constitutional guarantee of church-state separation. How this mission is accomplished is the prerogative of the chapters as long as they follow policy established by the national office.

Chapter Definition, Mission, and Purpose

To become a chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, a group of individuals (no less than five) must file with the national office the following:

  • A Statement of Intent
  • A Community Issues Survey
  • An Action Plan
  • A signed copy of the "Chapter Bylaws"

Once that has been accomplished, the chapter will be officially recognized by the national office.

Download the Chapter Formation Packet (PDF)

To obtain a hard copy of the Chapter Formation Packet, please contact AU's Chapters Program.