The Section Membership Drive is back for 2023
And with it is another chance for your section to win top spot!
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Here's how the contest works:
Each Section will compete based on the percentage of growth driven by that Section’s participating members. The information below provides you and your team with crucial program details, valuable resources to be successful in your referral efforts, and the ability to monitor your current ranking.

What your section can win
$1000 USD
$750 USD
$500 USD

How to participate
Motivate Your Section to Participate and Compete
Encourage your Section members to participate in the Member-Get-a-Member campaign actively.
Encourage Professional Referrals
Have your Section members refer professional colleagues and friends that are not currently ASCE members.
Monitor and Share Your Section's Success
Increasing the percentage of overall growth driven by the Section will aid the Section in rising in the rankings below.

Based on your referrals that have become new ASCE members your Section is currently ranked:

Referrals Made
New ASCE Members
Section Participants

Section contest leaders
Listed below are the top ten Section Membership Drive contest leaders and a full ranking of all participating Sections. Rankings are based on the percentage of new member growth. If your Section is not listed, that means it did not have any referrals made in 2023.
Top 10 Performing Sections

Want to know how your Section performed during 2022? Click here to see the full details, including the Top 10 Sections in 2022.

Supporting resources
Below are some resources that will help you and your Section to be successful in your referral efforts. You can access the complete library of supporting resources at
Postcard - Member-Get-a-Member
Postcard - Section Membership Drive

Slides - Section Membership Drive
Brochure - Recruitment & Application

Program Rules
  • This contest is open to ALL ASCE Sections and their members who are in good standing. ASCE Employees and members of their immediate families and household are NOT eligible. ASCE Board Members or Institute Board Members may participate in the program but are NOT eligible to receive any awards.
  • The three winning Sections have the highest percentage of growth driven by Section members participating in the program.
  • The Official Register Section and Region numbers will be available on March 31, 2023. If you have questions about your Section's number before that time, please contact
  • New/reinstated members are officially credited to the recruiter’s section when the new/reinstated member’s ASCE Society dues are paid.
  • All applications and dues payments must be received between January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023.
  • Awards: 1st Place - $1,000; 2nd Place - $750; 3rd Place - $500. The awards will be disseminated to the winning sections by February 1, 2024.
  • Students, Partners, and Associate Partners are not included. Students, Partners, and Associate Partners may recruit professional members.
  • For each Society dues paid applicant, the domestic recruiter’s section will receive one credit for a successful referral.
  • An ASCE member may not recommend a prospect who has already been referred for membership unless six (6) months have passed since the initial recommendation. If six (6) months have passed, the prospect may be referred by any ASCE member, and that member will receive credit for the referral. 
  • Reinstated members must have been away from membership for three or more years.
  • The contest rules and prizes are subject to change by the ASCE staff. By entering the contest, members agree that ASCE’s decisions are final and not open to challenge.
  • To be eligible, referrals must be received prior to or at the time the new member application is received..
  • If there are any questions about the referral program, please contact the ASCE at

Do you have questions?
by  phone:
(703) 295-6201
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., E.T.
by email: