The AIAS is governed by the Bylaws and a ten member Board of Directors that meets at least four times each school year. The Board and the activities of the organization are guided by the input provided by the Council of Presidents (COP) that meets twice each year. The COP is comprised of one delegate from each chapter in good standing. To be a chapter in good standing, the chapter must be current in payment of chapter dues, have more than ten individual members and be in compliance with the AIAS Bylaws.
The AIAS has a number of committees, advisory and working groups that function as advisory or working groups of the Board and report regularly to the Board on the work performed.