She's the First Campus Leaders

Start a Chapter

How Do I Start a Campus Chapter?

She’s the First is represented on high school and university campuses all over the country by independent chapters under the direction of trailblazing student leaders. Our campus chapters host fundraisers throughout the year to sponsor girls at She’s the First partner schools, while spreading awareness and creating a dialogue in their residence halls, student center, local community, and of course, on social media.

Where do I begin?

First things first: read through the Campus Chapter Requirements and make sure you’ve got what it takes – we know you do! Fill out the Interest Form to let us know you’re ready. If your campus is eligible, you’ll be contacted by a member of our Campus Team to begin the application process!

What happens next?

Eligible applicants will be contacted by a member of our Campus Team to schedule a brief informal interview – our chance to learn more about your campus! Following the interview, you’ll be invited to submit the new chapter application. Once your application is approved, you will receive welcome materials and access to our campus-exclusive resources. The spring 2015 application cycle is now open! If you have any questions about the application process, email campus@shesthefirst.org.

Requirements

Campus Chapter Expectations

  • Participate in the Tie-Dye Cupcake Bake-Off during the fall semester.
  • Host a fundraiser (preferably in conjunction with the Run the World campaign) during the spring semester.
  • Maintain at least two* active social media accounts.
  • Appoint one member to participate in monthly Global Awareness Program discussions.
  • Host two* events or activities per school year that are designed to raise awareness about girls’ education or development issues.
  • Respond to surveys from She’s the First headquarters three times per year.
  • Communicate regularly with your Chapter Mentor.
  • Send at least one representative to the STF Summit in New York City each summer.

*High school chapters are only required to maintain one social media account and host one awareness activity. 

Is STF*{Campus} Right for You?

  • Summer applicants (to begin fall semester): you’re a rising high school or college sophomore or junior.
  • Fall applicants (to begin spring semester): you’re a current high school or college freshman, sophomore, or junior.
  • You display a strong commitment to girls’ education and global issues.
  • You have a demonstrated interest in personal leadership development.
  • You are a highly professional communicator.
  • You are committed to remaining on campus during your chapter’s first year. (Please note that applicants who intend to study abroad, graduate early, or otherwise be absent from campus during the first year will not be considered.)