Active Minds’ Nationwide Chapter Launch Program at Community Colleges

New for 2023: Active Minds’ Nationwide Chapter Launch Program at Community Colleges

Active Minds Community College Chapters Webinar

Learn more about why and how to start an Active Minds Chapter on your community college campus. Hear directly from Active Minds Staff, as well as current Chapter advisors, leaders, and students about the impact this can make in your community and some tips for how to maximize the opportunity.

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Sustaining an Active Minds Chapter at Your Community College

Having an Active Minds chapter on your campus can be a transformative way to make a positive impact on the culture and climate around mental health at your community college. Informed by Active Minds leaders from community colleges around the country, this guide outlines the benefits of having Active Minds on your campus and provides practical steps to establish and sustain a thriving, student-led chapter tailored to the unique needs of a community college.

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Complete Active Minds’ Chapter Registration Form below, then email to indicate your interest in participating in the program. See Active Minds’ Start a Chapter FAQs for additional support. This is a first-come, first-served opportunity and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

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Registration Information

ex: University of California, Los Angeles (not UCLA)

In this form, you will need to provide the contact information for each chapter leader and advisor, read and sign the Active Minds Chapter Agreement, and provide documentation of your student organization status (pending or registered) from your school.

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Your Contact Information

Chapter Information

Leadership Contact Information
Chapters are required to have at least three student leaders, one of whom is not graduating this year, and a faculty or staff advisor. Please provide their contact information.

*Note: By joining Active Minds, you join the Active Minds Chapter Network, through which you might receive requests to collaborate, program, or attend events from other Active Minds chapters. We do not share your contact information with people outside of the Chapter Network without your permission.
Chapter Leader 1


Chapter Leader 2


Chapter Leader 3


Additional Chapter Leaders


Advisor Contact Information

Additional Advisor Contact

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Chapter Agreement
All chapters must read the following chapter agreement and note that they understand and will abide by the rules laid out within. You may print and save a copy for your records here

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


  • 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:

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Final Step! Please sign this form by typing your name and the date to finalize your chapter registration. Once you hit the submit button it will take up to two weeks to process your registration materials. You will receive an email with your registration status within that timeframe. If you have additional questions in the meantime, please contact

Please note: The Active Minds National Office usually registers chapters every other week. You will receive an email letting you know about the status of your chapter registration or if we need additional information but please allow at least 14 days for us to process your documentation.

Completed the form? Be sure to email to indicate your interest in participating in the program!