Home / Take Action / Be a Leader / Girl Up Campus Girl Up Campus Girl Up Campus OverviewFAQStarter GuideCampus DirectoryRegisterLogin Starter Guide Want to help millions of girls around the world? We’ll show you how to launch a Girl Up Club or Campus today! Share Page 1 The Basics: What, Who and Why Girl Up Clubs and Campuses are dedicated youth who have joined together to take action and change lives, empowering both people in their own communities and adolescent girls in developing countries to rise up. Girl Up Clubs and Campuses are unique because they represent our top supporters, and you can be part of one whether you’ve been with us from the start or are just discovering the campaign. Read More Anyone can form a group at home, at school, through a community organization or elsewhere. Clubs and Campuses are youth-driven; while adults can and should serve as advisors, decision-making power falls to the Club or Campus Leader. Forming a Girl Up Club or Campus offers a great opportunity to bring friends together to learn about world issues, take action and build leadership skills – all while working on one of the most important issues facing our generation. By registering your group, you can connect with youth from across the globe to make a difference. Read Less 2 The Requirements As an officially recognized Club/Campus, you are the face of the Girl Up campaign. Keeping this in mind, all meetings and activities you host should be aligned with Girl Up’s mission and directly benefit programs Girl Up supports. There are five requirements we expect you to uphold: Host five Girl Up activities Submit semester and activity reports Build your membership Stay active in the Girl Up Community website Participate in fundraising challenges. Read More Host Five Girl Up activities. Whether you are interested in education, fundraising, advocacy or service, Girl Up will provide you with ideas throughout the year. Just make sure you report back through activity reports in the Girl Up Community. Submit activity & semester reports. Sigh, yep, there’s a teeny tiny bit of paperwork involved. We rely on your feedback to improve our programs and develop new resources. Complete a semester report at the end of every fall and spring semester to earn points and prizes. Both reports are accessed through your Club/Campus page in the Community. Build your membership. By signing up new members and recruiting new supporters, you play a critical role in growing our movement. If you talk to 10 people and they each talk to 10 more people—bam!—there are 100 new people that know about Girl Up. Girl Up sign-up sheets will be made available to you after you register. Interact in the Girl Up Community. The Community is an exclusive website for Girl Up’s top tier supporters—that means you! When you register your Club or Campus, you’ll gain automatic access to the Community where you can post events, share photos, read insider news and connect with other clubs from around the world. Participate in fundraising challenges. Upon registering, each club and campus has an online fundraising page created for them. Clubs and Campuses are asked to set a fundraising goal each school year and participate in various fundraising challenges to help Girl Up meet its overarching fundraising goal. Fundraising can be done online—through your online fundraising page–and offline, by submitting checks to: Girl Up P.O. Box 96820 Washington DC 20090-6820. Read Less 3 Kicking Off After you register, there are some important first steps to get your group up and running. These steps include selecting an advisor, organizing meetings and recruiting members. Throughout it all, remember that this is your club or campus and you are the decision maker. Read More Pick an Advisor All Girl Up Clubs are required to have an adult advisor to help provide hands-on guidance in navigating your school’s administration, organizing events and collecting donations. Girl Up Campuses are not required to register with an advisor, but it can be helpful to have an older ally or mentor to turn to for advice. Advisors should be familiar, available and passionate. Organize your Meetings Host meetings when it makes sense for you and your fellow members to get together. Make sure your Club/Campus is “legal” by adhering to any school or organizational rules. Setting goals, creating an agenda and planning consistent meetings can help set you on the right track. Meetings should be fun, too! Mix up your activities and incorporate suggestions from members. Recruit Members Recruiting and keeping members can be easier said than done. Our top tips include advertising your Club through catchy flyers and morning announcements, as well as using social media to spread the word. When members show up to your first meeting, be sure to collect their contact information so that you can email and message them after. To retain members, be sure to spread responsibilities and Club positions out evenly, recognizing members for their hard work throughout the year. Read Less 4 Get going! You know what to do – so go out there and do it! Read this over, share it with others and make positive change. We want you to be empowered to create the best Club or Campus group for you. Don’t forget why you are here: to make a real difference Download Starter Guide PDF While we are strong, together we are stronger.