Start a Chapter – Students for a Free Tibet
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Start a Chapter

SFT is built on grassroots, community organizing. We encourage everyone to start a chapter in their community to pave a road to a free and independent Tibet. Only with the involvement of diverse, local groups is our mission possible.

You can make a difference in the Tibetan Freedom Movement. By building an active community around you, you give Tibetans inside Tibet hope for freedom and independence. It’s simple — start your own chapter.

5 Easy Steps

Step 1: Register

Register with us here. Once you and a couple of friends decide to take on the challenge to defend human rights and freedom in Tibet, register with us as a chapter. That puts us in contact with you and we are always ready to help.

Step 2: Pay Chapter Dues

Pay your yearly chapter dues. If you cannot afford the $100 registration, apply for a waiver from the fee. As SFT is a grassroots organization, we are heavily dependent on financial support from individual members and chapters. Once your fees are paid or waived, we will send you a chapter starter kit with all kinds of fun goodies – including stickers, buttons, brochures, and access to a chapter manual.

Step 3: Official Recognition

Gain official recognition at your school. The process and deadlines are different for each school, so make sure you research it!

Step 4: Table

Table at your school and around your community. Tabling is a really easy way to get more members and word of mouth going about the Tibetan cause. You can find materials to print and handout in our Action Kit.

Step 5: Organize an Event

Organize your first event! Try a simple interest meeting or something fun like Tibetan dinner or a movie screening. These social events will get the momentum going on your new SFT chapter.