Find Out about Campus Chapters

What is a campus chapter?

A campus chapter is a student-led, student-initiated organization on a high school or college campus that partners with the local Habitat affiliate.

Find a Campus Chapter near you

Campus chapters partner with Habitat affiliates in Minnesota or around the world to build and rehabilitate homes in partnership with Habitat homeowners. There are many ways a campus chapter can get involved with building:

  • Working locally with a partner affiliate
  • Participating in a Collegiate Challenge
  • Going on a Global Village trip


All the lumber, nails, and supplies needed for volunteers to build homes.

Collaborating with the local office

Campus chapters raise funds to support the work of local Habitat affiliates, contributing both to their local affiliates and to Habitat for Humanity’s global mission.
Chapters may contribute through house sponsorship, the tithe program (donations to a Habitat for Humanity affiliate outside of the United States), general donation to Habitat for Humanity International and Collegiate Challenge Global Village.


Shaping the policies and policymakers who can help make the dream of homeownership a reality.

Let your voice be heard

Campus chapter leaders and members are advocates for affordable housing, helping increase awareness of the problem of substandard housing and calling for action to initiate change.

Act! Speak! Build! WeekWorld Habitat Day, and other campaigns through Habitat International’s Government Relations and Advocacy department are all available to help chapters advocate for affordable housing.


On-campus activities help your classmates understand the importance of stable housing

The best messengers come from peers.

Campus chapters educate others on their campuses and in their local communities about the mission and work of Habitat for Humanity.

Many chapters offer speakers, do tabling and create other opportunities to inform their fellow students and members of their communities about the mission of Habitat.


Near home, across the United States, or around the globe.

Build Something Beautiful

Collegiate Challenge offers an education all its own. Whether your group is on the build site or serving in the ReStore, you’ll be learning about substandard living conditions and how affordable housing builds strength, stability and self-reliance for homeowners. This will allow you to see not just a house being built or repaired, but the people behind it – macro issues on a micro scale. These are life lessons you’ll carry with you far into the future.