Leverage the power of chapters and special interest groups (SIGs) consisting of members from around the world. Build lifelong relationships and advance your career through participation in STC’s global community of technical communicators. STC’s communities involve education, advocacy, and member outreach at both the local and global level. There are two ways to get involved with STC communities—by geographic location (Professional or Student Chapters) or by area of interest (SIGs). Current membership in the STC is a requirement for joining a Chapter or SIG.

You can make your community selections with your membership application with STC. Dues are $25 for chapters, and $10 for SIGs. Current members who wish to add communities to their existing membership can enroll by contacting STC membership at +1 (703) 522-4114 with payment information and your community selection. Members using their free community allotment can also email


The following membership categories receive complimentary community membership:

  • Gold: one free professional chapter, any/all SIGs free
  • Student: one free professional chapter, one free student chapter (if applicable), one free SIG, Academic SIG
  • Retired: one free professional chapter, one free SIG
  • Sustaining: any/all chapters or SIGs free


Follow the links below to search for a specific community page, or to view resources and information for community leaders.

Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are composed of STC members with common experiences and interests who share their knowledge with each other and with other STC members.