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15 of 22 Sections within Region 1(68.2%) reached their 2018 recruitment goals

For the first time in ten years, higher grade recruitment in the US was positive.

15 of 22 Sections within Region 1(68.2%) reached their 2018 recruitment goals; the second highest percentage worldwide, just behind Region 2 (70%)! 12 of 22 Sections with R1 reached their 2018 retention goals.

Region 1 had a recruitment goal of 3,481 individuals to its overall membership.  We recruited 3,687 individuals this year – 105.9% of our goal! In addition, we were also very close in attaining our overall retention goal (99.7%).

Congratulations to the 8 Sections that achieved BOTH of their recruitment and retention goals and earned the gold medal of recognition!

  • Mid-Hudson Section
  • Green Mountain Section
  • Syracuse Section
  • Schenectady Section
  • Buffalo Section
  • Mohawk Valley Section
  • Providence Section
  • Boston Section

Congratulations to these Sections for achieving their 2018 recruitment goal!

  • Springfield Section
  • New Hampshire Section
  • Princeton/Central Jersey Section
  • New Jersey Coast Section
  • Binghamton Section
  • Long Island Section
  • Rochester Section

Congratulations to these Sections for achieving their 2018 retention goal!

  • Maine Section
  • Connecticut Section
  • Ithaca Section
  • North Jersey Section

Overall Region 1 Membership statistics

Region 1 2018 2017 Change
Higher-Grade w/o GSM 25,277 25,952 (675) -2.6%
Graduate Students 1,365 1,332 33 2.5%
Undergraduate Students 1,476 1,351 125 9.3%
Totals 28,118 28,635 (517) -1.8%