Want to start a USGBC Students group on your campus? Here's how:
Step 1: Reach out to your regional chair
The Center for Green Schools at USGBC has identified and trained these local green building professionals to assist student groups and faculty advisors in developing and implementing sustainability initiatives on campus. Regional chairs can help with training, recruiting, planning and overall assistance. Contact us to find out how to get in touch with your regional chair.
Step 2: Identify a faculty advisor
Advisors will assist you by making introductions, navigating the campus structure and ensuring student leadership continuity after graduation.
Step 3: Host your first meeting and become officially recognized on campus
Use your first meeting to brainstorm priorities and assign the tasks needed to ensure the group is officially recognized by your campus.
Step 4: Affiliate with USGBC
Email your constitution and by-laws as well as your signed affiliation agreement to USGBC Students and be sure to indicate your school in the subject line
Find the affiliation agreement here. Find a sample Constitution and By-Laws template here.
Step 5: Create a USGBC Students Facebook page for your group to link to the USGBC Students network.