Starting a club at your college or university is a lot easier than you might think.
First, identify some fellow students who are interested in conservation and the BHA mission. As important as finding like-minded classmates, is finding a faculty, staff, or administrator who can act as an advisor. Along the way communication with BHA’s campus outreach coordinator and local members is encouraged as they will provide support.
Once you've identified a core groups of students and an advisor, get your club established on campus. This is usually done through your student government. You'll most likely need bylaws. Find a downloadable example on this page. Simply tailor them to fit the needs of your school and you'll be good to go.
After you've established your BHA club, the fun begins! Reach out to BHA's Campus Outreach Coordinator at anytime for help and other resources including materials that will help guide you on organizing various get togethers, pint nights, outings, fundraising events, etc. Coordinate and partner with your state BHA chapter to help grow the BHA community.
For additional information about the BHA’s Collegiate program, please contact BHA Campus Outreach Coordinator, Sawyer Connelly, at Sawyer@backcountryhunters.org.