Chapter Resources

The Ohio River Valley is pleased to provide a wealth of resources and information to new, potential, and established chapters.   These resources are categorized into Starting a Chapter, Chapter Health, Debate, and Convention, and can be found below.  Click on the link to any resource to access it:

Starting a Chapter:

Chapter Start-Up Guide

This provides a basic instructional guide on how to create a JSA chapter at your high school, including the people you’d need to talk to in order to get started.

How To Write a Constitution

One of the things each chapter needs is a constitution. This is the basic layout on how to start your chapters constitution along with providing an example of how to write it.

Chapter Materials Request Form

This is a page to fill out for your chapter needs or questions.

Chapter Leadership Form

Your chapter will elect chapter cabinet officials and fill this page out with their contact information.


This is the main JSA site. Every JSA member needs to register for MyJSA upon becoming involved in JSA.

Chapter Health

Chapter of the Year

Every year one chapter in each region is selected based on their involvement and rewarded at the Spring State convention

Fundraising Guide

The conventions can be expensive, but here are some ways to help reduce the cost so your chapter can still attend.


Fight Apathy Guide

A guide to setting up your own Fight Apathy event for your school.

Chapter Activism Initiatives

Various ways and tips on how to get your chapter more involved in your school and community.

Voter Registration Drive Guide

A guide on setting up a voter registration drive for your school.


Please see the “Debate Resources” page of the ORV website for information on Debates and many other related resources.


Please see the “Convention” page of the ORV website for information on conventions and how to sign up.

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