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 four functions:
Current Campus Chapters affiliated with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles
- Mira Costa High School, Chartered in 1998
- University of Southern California, Chartered in 2004
- El Segundo High School, Chartered in 2008
- John Marshall High School, Chartered in 2009
- Hamilton High School, Chartered in 2011
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 the Youth Programs department.
Step 1. Make sure your school does not already have a campus chapter.
Use the locate a campus chapter page to search for your school. If your school is not listed, your school does not already have an active campus chapter.
Step 2. Watch the “What is a Campus Chapter?” slideshow.
Youth Programs has created a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation explaining “What is a Campus Chapter?” You can select the “View Show’ option to watch the slideshow as is, or edit the slideshow for your chapter’s purposes.
Download the “What is a Campus Chapter?” PowerPoint presentation.
Right click on the link above and select “Save As.”
Step 3. 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. This toolkit is a collection of resources to help you learn more about the Campus Chapters program as well as start organizing your campus chapter. Once you follow the steps detailed in the Prospective Campus Chapters Toolkit, you will be prepared to complete the campus chapter application.
Download the Prospective Campus Chapters Toolkit (.pdf).
Step 4. Complete and send in 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.
For questions about Campus Chapters or any other youth program contact:
Youth Programs Coordinator