Bylaws of Division 31

Article I: Name and Purpose

Section 1: Name

The name of this organization shall be the Division of State, Provincial, and Territorial Psychological Association Affairs.

Section 2: Purpose

The purpose of this Division shall be to advocate for and to advance the affairs of each State, Provincial & Territorial Psychological Association (SPTA)in their involvement with the American Psychological Association and in relation to advancing the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives by the promotion of information exchange and coordination of activities, leadership development within and among the various state/provincial/territorial associations, and by the promotion of interaction between the SPTAs and the community in the broadest sense.