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Campus Chapters

What is a campus chapter?
A campus chapter is a student-led, student-initiated organization on a high school or college campus that partners with the local Habitat affiliate to fulfill the four functions of a campus chapter.

The four functions of campus chapters

  • Building
  • Fundraising
  • Advocating
  • Educating

Learn more about the four functions of campus chapters.

How do I start a campus chapter at my school?
In order to be officially recognized as a Habitat for Humanity campus chapter, your group must be chartered by Habitat for Humanity International.

  • Step 1. Make sure your school does not already have a campus chapter.
    Locate a campus chapter to search for your school. If your school is not listed, your school does not already have an active campus chapter.
  • Step 2. Read the Prospective Campus Chapters Toolkit.
    Before you apply to become a Habitat for Humanity campus chapter, be sure to read the Prospective Campus Chapters Toolkit (.pdf). This toolkit is a collection of resources to help you learn more about the program and start organizing your campus chapter. Once you follow the steps detailed in the toolkit, you will be prepared to complete the campus chapter application.
  • Step 3. Complete and submit the application 
    Once you have a complete understanding of the campus chapters program and have determined that your group is ready to apply, download the Campus Chapter Application. Note: Applications are now being accepted year-round. We no longer require chapters to submit applications between Feb. 1 to Sept. 15.

I have reviewed the resources above. I understand the expectations of a Habitat for Humanity campus chapter, and I am ready to apply.