SMM Student Chapters are a means for communities of students interested in marine mammalogy to connect, network, discuss research, and share ideas. Several motivated groups of students have taken the initiative and the websites for their Student Chapters can be found in the directory to the right.

If there is not a Student Chapter in your area, we recommend that you start your own! Typically, SMM Student Chapters have encompassed broad geographic regions. While such regional Student Chapters are still welcome, some groups of students may be better served by more localized Student Chapters, which are also encouraged.

Students intending to start an SMM Student Chapter should submit an application to the Student Member-at-Large.  Once formed, Student Chapters must follow these guidelines in order to remain affiliated with the SMM.