An IEEE Section is a fundamental organizational unit within the IEEE, operating at the regional level and comprised of a minimum of 50 IEEE voting members. Established with MGA Board approval, Sections aim to meet the professional needs of members, advancing theory and practice in designated IEEE fields while maintaining high standards. Managed exclusively by IEEE members, Sections may collaborate with other organizations for joint activities with approval. Multiple Sections can form a Council with its own bylaws, subject to MGA Board provisions.


  • The Section shall have for its purpose the advancement of the theory and practice of IEEE designated fields and the maintenance of high professional standards among its Members.
  • All Sections shall be exclusively those of IEEE. Management of an IEEE Section shall be exclusively by IEEE members and not jointly with members of any other organization, society, or group. 

Existing Sections

  • Sections are Geographic Units with in a Region. There are currently 344 Sections within IEEE.

Section Volunteer Officers Onboarding Plan

EB MGA 3004 Volunteer Onboarding Email 1

Email 1: Welcome - Congratulations on your election!

EB MGA 3004 Volunteer Onboarding Email 2

Email 2: Get to know your position

EB MGA 3004 Volunteer Onboarding Email 3

Email 3: Ensure your chapter's vitality: learn how to submit required reports

EB MGA 3004 Volunteer Onboarding Email 4 Section Officers Only

Email 4: Learn about the tools and resources for hosting a meeting (Cisco Webex, eNotice...)

EB MGA 3004 Volunteer Onboarding Email 5

Email 5: Engage your Chapter with Industry, Distinguished Lecturer Program, and more


Access Your Membership Data using OU Analytics 

Screenshots & Instructions

IEEE OU Analytics, is a web-based tool which delivers essential metrics on memberships and subscriptions to OUs, including Societies, Councils, Chapters, etc. Volunteers in respective OUs have automatic access to their OU's data (e.g. Chapter officers have access to their chapter’s membership data.The landing page provides to various dashboards which contain filters to refine by OU, Region, Section, Grade, and Gender. Counts can link directly to respective member contact details. The capability to search for one member within the member details listing is also available.

The OU Analytics Geo Map provides geographic displays and interactive dashboard views of IEEE organization units, including Chapters. The map also provides membership density to identify potential society chapters and student branches globally. Data is updated daily. Data and images can be downloaded using various formats. You will need your IEEE Account information to access. Training materials are available at

For more information on how to use OU Analytics, please email or


OU Analytics - Screenshots & Instructions

View detailed instructions to obtain membership data and reporting needs.