How to Report Actions

All Service Year Campus students should strive to report all actions they take on campus. This empowers us-- as an organization and a movement-- to track our impact and adjust our strategy in order to maximize our effectiveness. It also enables us to reward the most active and successful campus chapter at the end of the year.

Some actions (like recruiting for your chapter or petition signatures) are tracked automatically through the website. However, offline actions must be reported in detail. Be specific and work to identify measurable details and outcomes.

Actions we’re tracking in the spring of 2017 include but are not limited to the following:

  • Make your chapter official

    • Work with your school and Campus Organizing Manager to officially register as a student club or organization on campus.

  • Create your chapter’s Executive Board

    • Build out your leadership team. Check the Get Organized: Start Your Campus Chapter resource for leadership roles and descriptions. When reporting, include the name, email address, phone number, graduation year, and position for each member of your leadership team.

  • Tabling

    • Setting up a table on campus in the cafeteria, on the quad, at a sporting event, or in other high-traffic areas on campus. Give your pitch and ask fellow students to join your Service Year Campus chapter.

  • Partnerships

    • Partnering with other student organizations on campus is a great way to expand your reach.

  • Class rap or presentation

    • Teach your peers about the impact service years have on individuals and communities across the country.

  • Creative actions

    • Takeover your campus with posters or chalk art. Organize a stunt that highlights the impact of service in your state. Mobilize a flash mob to highlight your Service Year Campus chapter.

  • Events

    • Host a service day to raise awareness. Organize an open mic night.

  • Petition

    • Take action to promote the Greater Us petition (use this link to track your impact automatically).

  • Letters to your member of Congress

    • Handwritten letters are one of the most effective ways to influence your member of Congress. Use this guide as a resource. Report the number of letters you collect and work with your College Organizing Manager to come up with a plan to hand-deliver them to your target policymakers.

  • Calls to your member of Congress

    • March 1st is our first national call day of the year. Check out our Advocacy Toolkit for a how-to guide and work with your College Organizing Manager to ensure you have the most up-to-date talking points and call script.

  • Submit an LTE/ op-ed

How to Report Actions
How to Report Actions
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