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Chapters of the National Junior Classical League are the core way that students are affiliated with NJCL. Chapters must be in good standing with both NJCL and their State JCL. Students must be members of a chapter, or a member at large, to participate in everything NJCL has to offer, including membership in the Honor Society, attendance at NJCL Convention, or eligibility to apply for a scholarship, just to name a few of the benefits.

Any local group with five or more students who are taking or who have taken a classical language or a course in the classical humanities and with assistance of a teacher or sponsor may form a chapter.

In the event there is no local chapter, individual members may become a member-at-large. Follow these instructions to register as a Member-at-large or go directly to the Member-at-Large form.

All NJCL chapters or members-at-large must affiliate with its state/provincial organization. Contact the state/provincial chairs listed on this site for information regarding dues and other requirements for your state.

All Chapter Sponsors must be members of the American Classical League.

Follow these instructions to to start or renew an NJCL Chapter or go directly to NJCL Chapter registration form.

Membership Dues

  • Students Dues: $2
  • Sponsor Dues: $65
    (ACL Membership)

Chapter dues are levied on a sliding scale depending on date of registration:

  • Chapters registering before December 1st pay no chapter fees
  • Chapters registering after December 1st but before April 1st pay $10
  • Chapters registering between April 1st and July 1st pay $20