Sections and Chapters

Professional Sections and Student Chapters help you connect with like-minded individuals in your area for professional growth and expanded networking opportunities.

Locate a Professional Section

Find industry professionals in your area and expand your networking opportunities.

Locate a Student Chapter

Launch your career in mining by building a broad-based understanding of the industry.

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SME offers a membership to help you achieve your goals!

Global Connections, Local Involvement

Opportunities for local and international involvement are distinguishing features of SME's character as a professional society. The 48 professional SME sections and 78 student chapters facilitate the exchange of information and increase grassroots participation in SME programs and services. In addition, with the SME Foundation and the creation of an international online digital library,, SME has considerable reach around the world with related societies. 

Learn more about starting a Professional Section

Learn more about starting a Student Chapter

If you cannot find a Professional Section or Student Chapter in your area and would like to start one, please contact the SME Section Coordinator at