FAQs: ISACA Student Group 

 
  1. Where do I start?
  2. Can an ISACA Student Group be formed in conjunction with another student group on campus, such as a chapter of another organization or a general group for students interested in similar subject matter such as MIS?
  3. Does the university’s faculty advisor need to be involved in the formation and day-to-day activities of an ISACA Student Group?
  4. There is no chapter near our university – can we still start an ISG?
  5. Our university has mostly undergrad commuter students / graduate students / online students. How can we organize an ISG?
  6. We have a number of part-time students; do they have to be ISACA student members in order to participate in the ISG?
  7. How do we get the ISACA student group logo?

1. Where do I start?

Please visit www.isaca.org/createISG and you will find a toolkit with all the necessary resources needed to start your own student group, no matter where you are in the process.

2. Can an ISACA Student Group be formed in conjunction with another student group on campus, such as a chapter of another organization or a general group for students interested in similar subject matter such as MIS?

Yes. ISACA is currently working on a model for student groups who wish to meet in conjunction with other student organizations. This model will be available on the web in quarter 3 2012. However, if you wish to get started earlier, please contact students@isaca.org for more information.

3. Does the university’s faculty advisor need to be involved in the formation and day-to-day activities of an ISACA Student Group?

The faculty advisor can be an existing Academic Advocate at your University or any faculty members interested in participating in this program. .

4. There is no chapter near our university – can we still start an ISG?

Yes. You can start an ISG on your campus even if you do not have a chapter nearby.

5. Our university has mostly undergrad commuter students / graduate students / online students. How can we organize an ISG?

Commuter students and graduate students may be interested in a quarterly meeting with guest speakers from the local chapter or from a local business enterprise. Online students may be interested in using social networking media for interaction for interaction on career topics. Check with your local chapter for online access resources as well. Online student may also be able to participate in meetings via the web (if the school has these online streaming capabilities). ISGs can be organized as a virtual student organization with online members only.

6. We have a number of part-time students; do they have to be ISACA student members in order to participate in the ISG?

No. Students do not have to be ISACA student members in order to participate in an ISACA student group. Participating is a great way to introduce part-students to the association, even though they do not qualify for student membership.

7. How do we get the ISACA student group logo?

In order to get the official student group logo you must send the following items to Students@isaca.org:

  • The name of the faculty advisor who will serve as the student group advisor and oversee the group,
  • Copy of the bylaws for the ISG, ensuring that it aligns with university policy, is organized as an official university student group and follows all university regulations. (A copy of the sample bylaws can be found in the toolkit),
  • The name of the student who is elected as President of the ISG for ISACA contact purposes. (The student group should elect other officers, but ISACA does not need their names.)
  • The URL of the webpage on the university website showing that the group is a part of the university student activities. (the university will be responsible for the ISG just like any other student group or activity on campus)

Once all of these items are received and approved, ISACA will officially recognize the group as an ISG and send the faculty advisor the student group logo.