If you would like to initiate a new Chapter of the society, please review the content below and contact the current President of the society.

The Southeastern US Chapter of SHC was accepted in 2015, and is currently the only chapter of the society.  Membership in the chapter can be indicated on the society membership form.  The membership meeting of the chapter is regularly convened at the annual Association of Southeastern Biologists conference, where the chapter seeks to promote herbaria in the region and regularly sponsor a herbarium-relevant symposium.

Many of the herbaria in the SE United States serve specimen data through SERNEC (SouthEast Regional Network of Expertise and Collections), a consortium of 233 herbaria in 14 states in the Southeast USA.

President : Travis Marsico ( Arkansas State University; 2019-2021
Secretary: Kathy Mathews (, Western Carolina University; 2018-2022

Executive Council Members at Large
Aliya Donnell Davenport (, Reinhardt University; 2017-2020
Curtis Hansen (, Auburn University; 2018-2021
Mac Alford (, University of Southern Mississippi; 2019-2022

Chapter Constitution
Chapter Bylaws
Annual Business Meeting Minutes | 2017 | 2018 | 2021

More about forming SHC Chapters
Chapters are circumscribed based on the geographic location of the member and/or the herbarium with which the member is affiliated. Any group of ten or more members of the Society may petition the Executive Board for the establishment of a Chapter as defined by Article VI of the Constitution. The petition must articulate the scope of the Chapter and its organizational plan.

Any member of the Society may join a Chapter or chapters by expressing the interest to join on the Society’s annual membership application or directly to the Society Treasurer, and by payment of associated dues. Each Chapter may control its activities—including but not limited to arranging its meetings, field trips, or other affairs—as long as these conform to the Society’s policies and do not encroach upon the Society’s activities.

Chapters are free to devise their own governance structure as long as it does not conflict with the Constitution or Bylaws of the Society. Chapter bylaws and future amendments must be approved by a vote of the Executive Board of the Society.

Each Chapter may only charge dues at the levels approved by a majority vote of the Executive Board of the Society. Special dues may not be levied, except by explicit permission from the Executive Board of the Society. Dues are collected and maintained by the Treasurer of the Society for the use of the Chapter. In no year may Chapter expenditures exceed the amount accumulated by the Chapter.