Establish Chapter Goals

When your chapter is beginning, it is a good idea to set long-term goals for the chapter. Activities vary by chapter, so set a goal for program service, program leadership, community
service, and social collaborations. Click here for examples of activities and project ideas.

Liability for Tri-M® Activities

Tri-M chapters are encouraged to have meetings, activities, and events, but liability for any gathering under the Tri-M name rests with the Tri-M chapter’s school. That school is expected to have appropriate and sufficient levels of insurance to protect everyone involved in any Tri-M event for acts, omission, and injuries arising directly or indirectly from their operations.

Tri-M chapters cannot make the Tri-M Music Honor Society and NAfME an agent, legal representative, subsidiary, joint venture associate, partner, employee, servant, or similar entity for any purpose whatsoever.

Tri-M chapters are not authorized to make any contract, agreement, warranty, or representation or to incur any debt or obligation on behalf of or in the name of the Tri-M Music Honor Society or NAfME or obligate NAfME in any way without express written consent from the Tri-M Music Honor Society and NAfME.

If there is a gathering of Tri-M chapters or Tri-M members for any reason, liability for that gathering shall be the responsibility of the host, whether that host is a school, a NAfME-federated affiliate conference, or other entity, and sufficient levels of insurance to protect everyone involved for acts, omission, and injuries arising directly or indirectly from their operations are the responsibility of that host organization.

The Tri-M Music Honor Society and NAfME accept no liability for any actions of a Tri-M chapter or Tri-M gathering without express written consent from the Tri-M Music Honor Society and NAfME.

Download a PDF of the Event Responsibility Form.