Campus Chapters

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.

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Community Engagement

Chapter members are active supporters of girls’ education, rallying their campus community to further our mission to sponsor girls. Chapter members work with like-minded student organizations, professors and campus administration to raise funds through unique and creative events and campaigns.

Global Citizenship

Chapter leaders are vocal advocates for girls’ education who educate their peers through documentary screenings, panel discussions, and innovative campus events that raise awareness about the cause. These student leaders are able to connect directly with STF Scholars as peers through our monthly Global Awareness Program discussions and communicate regularly through a pen-pal exchange.

Leadership Development

Chapter leaders are supported year-round by our high-touch mentorship program, developing leadership skills that will benefit them long past graduation. Every summer we convene hundreds of student leaders in New York City for the annual STF Summit, a three-day intensive training focused on personal, professional, and chapter development.

Start a Chapter

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! Before you get started, you’ll want to check with your school and make sure you’re aware of any timelines and restrictions for starting a new club. You should plan to start your She’s the First chapter during the same semester your school’s administration will approve you. Then, 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. Get your name on the list by submitting an interest form below. We’re currently processing the final round of fall 2016 interest forms. Interest forms received after August 31 will be reviewed later in the fall for the spring 2017 semester. If you have any questions about the application process, email


Campus Chapter Expectations

  • Participate in the Tie-Dye Cupcake Bake-Off during the fall semester.
  • Host a fundraiser (preferably in conjunction with the Sweat for STF campaign) during the spring semester.
  • Maintain at least one active social media account.
  • Appoint one member to participate in monthly Global Awareness Program discussions.
  • Respond to surveys from She’s the First headquarters twice per year.
  • Communicate regularly with your Chapter Mentor.
  • Send at least one representative to the STF Summit in New York City each summer.

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.)

Leadership Summit Learn more >


Once a year, students who lead chapters of She’s the First on their campus meet in New York City for an influential Leadership Summit. It’s three days of intense inspiration, networking, training, and skill-building that powers one goal: To achieve education equality worldwide in our lifetime. View our event page >

For Educators


She’s the First is represented on Elementary and Middle School campuses by teachers and administrators who bring our service learning curriculum into the classroom. Learn More >>