Starting a Chapter
The Voice of Young Conservatives
Eleven Easy Steps to Starting a College Republican Chapter
Step 1. Check the College Republican National Committee chapter map at www.crnc.org/
findyourchapter to see if a College Republican chapter currently exists at your school.
Step 2. Find five (5) classmates to form your executive board and help you start a club. Positions
on an executive board typically include a Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Executive
Director and Recruitment Director.
Step 3. Have each member of your executive board find five (5) people willing to join the club
and participate in club meetings, events and activities by signing up with their first name, last
name, email address and cell phone number.
Step 4. Find a faculty member willing to sponsor and advise the club. Good places to look for a
faculty advisor are political science, economics, business, agriculture and fire safety
Step 5. Draft a club constitution, which will state the club’s mission, purpose and govern
activities such as elections and officer duties. Model Chapter Constitution.
Step 6. Contact your state’s College Republican Federation by visiting www.crnc.org/leaders.
Step 7. From the contact information your executive board collected, create an organization
email account ([your school]email@example.com), create a Facebook group and
create a text messaging list.
Step 8. Apply to become an officially recognized student group with your school. If you follow
steps 1-7, most, if not all, of the tasks required to become an officially recognized student group
will likely have already been completed.
Step 9. Plan your club’s first meeting. Pick a location, date, time and set an agenda. It’s also good
to have an interesting, motivational speaker and food at your first meeting.
Step 10. Hold a recruitment table on campus to promote the first meeting, expand your club and
get more students involved in College Republicans!
Step 11. Fill out the form at www.crnc.org/startingachapter to charter your club with the
College Republican National Committee to get placed on our chapter map, receive weekly email
updates with the latest CRNC news, videos and opinion, invitations to conference calls with
prominent Republican leaders and other CRNC events, and access to CRNC materials and other
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