A Branch is a subgroup of the Local Chapter formed to facilitate participation in the Local Chapter in a logistically convenient way. Branches may be defined by geography, membership in an institution, or language. It is expected that Branches be able to carry out as much of as many of the pillar functions of the Local Chapter for their members as necessary for their logistical purposes. 

The chair of each Branch shall send a representative to the Steering Committee. Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) chapters within the geographic area defined by a DSA Local Chapter may affiliate as a Branch of that Local Chapter, in which case the local YDSA chapter may send a representative to the Local Chapter Steering Committee.

If you are interested in forming a Branch, please reach out to

Hamilton College YDSA

Hamilton College YDSA was founded in 2021 and became an official branch of Syracuse DSA in 2023.

The group was founded in the aftermath of a unionization campaign of undergraduate workers in admissions, residence life, and the Days-Massolo Center. Hamilton College is one the richest and economically homogenous student bodies in the country.


Branch Rep: Gabriel B.