Remember, each school is different, as are each school’s policies for becoming an officially recognized group. Check out your Student Activities, Student Life, or Student Government office for details on becoming officially recognized. They will be able to help you navigate the club approval process.
Finding a faculty advisor can often be difficult, but there are some good ways to start. Ask your classmates if they have been in a class with a teacher who is pro-life. Go to local pro-life organizations and churches and ask if they know any teachers at the school. If you know a teacher who is friendly, but unable to be the advisor, he or she may know other pro-life faculty. Don’t get discouraged. There are more pro-life faculty than you think. If you are unable to find an advisor, contact SFLA. You may still be able to become an official school club without one.
Most schools require a constitution, which is also beneficial for knowing exactly what your group is going to do and how you are going to do it. It sets you up for long-term growth. You also should have mission statement to define for everyone what the purpose of the club is. See our sample constitution and our sample mission statement. SFLA offers a FREE training to help you develop a mission, vision and strategy for the group. Request a training or consultation here.
Watch the video below for more tips on how to work with your school administration.