All who have the desire to stop eating compulsively are welcome in the group.
No member is required to practice any actions in order to remain a member or to have a voice (share at a meeting).
Groups have no affiliation other than Overeaters Anonymous. It has affiliated as an Overeaters Anonymous group by registering with the World Service Office.
Virtual groups (online and telephone groups which replicate face-to-face meetings through electronic media) must be fully interactive and meet in real time.