Active Minds Chapter Agreement Text
Name and Branding
The chapter will be called “Active Minds at [your school name].” You can use abbreviations or your school nickname in branding or communications with your peers but the formal name of your chapter and in any interactions with the National Office, you should use your full school name.
Active Minds maintains several key trademarks including the name of the organization, the tagline (Changing the Conversation Around Mental Health), program titles (Stress Less Week, Send Silence Packing, etc.), and the logos. Chapters are encouraged to use the logo for their own promotional purposes and are required to adhere to the official Active Minds Brand Guide. See more at activeminds.org/logos
Active Minds at [your school] is affiliated with Active Minds, the national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and is bound by all policies and rules of Active Minds.
Active Minds is not financially responsible for Active Minds chapters.
Active Minds must be an officially recognized, registered student group at [your school] and abide by all the rules and policies of said educational institution.
Active Minds chapters are established for the expressed purpose of:
Increasing the awareness of the students, faculty, and staff at your school about the following:
Issues surrounding mental health
Symptoms related to mental health disorders
Mental health resources available both on campus and in the surrounding community
Reducing stigma surrounding mental health disorders so that students will feel more comfortable openly discussing mental-health related issues and seeking help when it is needed
Supporting peers to find the skills and resources they need to increase healthy coping techniques that promote personal wellness
Providing a forum and building an open environment for all students to speak up about mental health
Membership in Active Minds shall be open to anyone who is affiliated with your school in an official capacity (i.e. students, faculty, and staff). All members must welcome anyone affiliated with your school to attend general body meetings of Active Minds.
Only active chapter members are eligible to fill officer positions.
Active Minds and all affiliates, including Active Minds at [your school], do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, source of income, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, familial status, family responsibilities, mental or physical ability, status as a veteran, or any other legally protected characteristic.
There are no dues associated with being a member of Active Minds and chapters are not permitted to mandate dues from their membership so as to not create a barrier to the membership for any individual.
All elected officers will be currently registered students at your school. The officers should form an executive board.
The executive board should be responsible for leading the chapter and ensuring the sustainability of the chapter by understanding Active Minds messages, fulfilling title responsibilities, and representing Active Minds.
Officers should be chosen to serve on the executive board from active membership of the chapter through a process outlined by the chapter.
The executive board shall consist of at least 3 officers.
Additional officer positions can exist on the executive board in order to fulfill additional responsibilities as decided upon by the chapter.
If you have any questions about the Chapter Agreement, please contact the Active Minds National Staff: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Active Minds is the nation's premier nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for students.