Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students, and it is estimated that more than 1,100 college students die by suicide each year. Our hope is that the presence of a UChapter on college and university campuses can help turn the tide in these statistics. UChapter members will work to tackle the stigma of mental health and connect students to the local resources they need.
What does a UChapter do?
- Participate in TWLOHA’s national campaigns
- Educate their community and fundraise for mental health
- Collaborate with their on-campus counseling center and serve as a bridge to help
- Join a network of student representatives on college campuses worldwide
How do I start a UChapter?
Submit an application
All interested students must complete a two part application.
PART 1 – Video Application
- Introduce Yourself
- Tell us your name, where you go to school, and of course no college introduction is complete without answering the dreaded question – what are you studying?
- Required Questions:
- What are some qualities you have that you believe prepare you for UChapter leadership?
- Describe the UChapter community you envision on your campus and how it will benefit your local community?
- Please select two additional questions:
- What are you passionate about (other than To Write Love on Her Arms)?
- What makes you unique? Tell us 5 random/quirky facts about yourself.
- What do you love about your campus? Tell us 5 random/quirky facts about your campus (include pictures, too!)
- What’s your greatest fear? What’s your greatest dream?
Part 2 – Submit Online Application + Video Link
Once you’ve created your video application, you should then submit your online application here.
If approved, you will be invited to register your UChapter. Find an advisor, create a constitution, file all required forms, and become an official student organization on your campus. Please allow up to two weeks for the application to be processed.
Participate in our Run For It 5k and National Suicide Prevention Week campaign. Start conversations on campus and partner with your on-campus counseling center. Raise awareness for hope and fundraise to help those struggling get connected to help.
If you have any questions about the application process or the what the program involves, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and the TWLOHA staff will guide you through the process.