START A COLLEGE GROUP

Congratulations on starting a new pro-life group! We couldn't be more excited to have you join thousands of other Michigan students in the cause to defend life.

WE WANT TO CONNECT WITH YOU!

We are so excited to have you join our team of pro-life groups! Because we want you to succeed, we'd love to connect with you. If you are starting a new pro-life group, email Emily here!

SCHEDULE A CAMPUS VISIT

If you are starting a new group, you'll want to invite one of our Campus Activists to campus! We can coach you on how to get the group rolling, give you valuable community contacts, and even find students at your school to partner with you in this task. Inviting our team out to meet with you is a great first step towards establishing a thriving new group on campus.

HOW TO START A NEW GROUP

Starting a new student organization can seem like a massive undertaking. Don't worry!
We have all the resources you need to get your group going and we'll be with you every step of the way. First, check out our step-by-step guide:

 

 

 

RESOURCES FOR YOUR GROUP

PLM has provided a set of resources for high school groups to preform outreach and conduct meetings on your campus. Check out all of our provided resources here:

 

 

GAME PLAN

 

STEP ONE: PREPARE YOURSELF!

 

 

  • Running a pro-life student organization is a lot of work and takes dedication & knowledge. However, it is 100% worth it because you are taking a step toward ending injustice and we are so glad you are joining us! While you are navigating this process, we recommend you take some time to learn apologetics and learn more about Protect Life MI's resources. Send us an email requesting more information about apologetics and we'll give you access to some sweet apologetics information.

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STEP TWO: ALL THE DETAILS

  • Find Out What Your School Requires & Will Allow

  • Get online or call your school's Student Life department. Typically, you will need a constitution, bylaws, a faculty advisor, and a minimum membership number. Don’t stress: PLM can help you find each of these items. 

  • Next, you'll need to know what sorts of activities your school will allow you to do: Can you chalk on campus, set up a table, reserve a meeting room, and hold events? What are the requirements to do so? Create a document with answers to these questions, so that you can refer to them easily. 

STEP THREE: FIND YOUR PEOPLE

  • Once you've started the process to become an official student organization, you'll need to begin gathering a team and delegating tasks.

  • Start with friends and people in your classes. You can also reach out to like-minded student organizations to see if any of their members would be interested in joining your group. Focus on finding friends who are responsible, dependable, and can help take on a leadership role for your group, but let students know that they aren't required to take on responsibilities in order to join the group.

  • Once you've assembled a team, you should begin delegating tasks. We have resources for each role's responsibilities and tasks but feel free to adapt as needed!

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STEP FOUR: NOW THE FUN BEGINS

  • Reach out to PLM to schedule a Zoom call or in-person meeting with one of our team members. We'll sit down with you and your leadership team and help plan out a strategic and effective game plan for the semester. This will ensure that you're focusing on the right areas to make the biggest impact!

STEP FIVE: THE BEST FOR LAST

  • Now you are ready to go out on campus, share the pro-life message, and defend the unborn.  We are so proud of you. Please reach out if you ever need any help!

  • It is important to expand your group so that you can have a long lasting effect on your campus! Keep members involved and recruit often. The best way to do so is by having an awesome beginning to your fall semester! Information for recruitment and a kickoff meeting can be found here:

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