Cross-post from “Our Eagle Project Journey”

Cross-post from “Our Eagle Project Journey”

This post summarizes the steps we took to start the GSA (high-school gay-straight alliance) in hopes to encourage anyone who would like to try to start one of their own. I will first list the basic steps then go into further detail and advice for each step and include links.

1a. Find student interest
1b. Obtain faculty advisor(s)
1c. Form a planning committee
2a. Learn the district’s and/or school’s policy about forming clubs
2b. Make appointment with principal or assistant principal to obtain an application
3. Fill out application (make copies)
4. Depending on district’s club-starting policy, you may need to:
Create a constitution (you may use our template)
Create Articles of Association and by-laws (you may use our template)
5. Get student signatures (minimum may be required)
6. Turn in application
7. Faculty and district board meetings
8. Celebrate
9. Permission forms
more here