Students can play an important role in the effort to achieve WaterAid's vision of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation.
Why start a WaterAid University Chapter?
Students distributing WaterAid fliers at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY.
Starting a WaterAid University Chapter on your campus is a great way to
raise awareness about the global water crisis and help provide safe
water and sanitation to the millions of individuals living without
By getting involved and promoting the work of WaterAid, you can improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable and marginalized communities who are in need of clean water and sanitation.
Options for University Chapter activitiesActions:
- Invite fellow students to informational meetings to talk about the global water and sanitation crisis and WaterAid’s work
- Encourage your faculty to hold a seminar about water and sanitation issues
- Distribute WaterAid materials around campus
- Start a listerv to inform fellow students about chapter activities
up a Facebook group, share WaterAid YouTube videos, or Retweet our
- Advocate for safe water and sanitation by sending out
WaterAid campaign actions to fellow students
- Set up a FirstGiving fundraising page for your Chapter
When you start a WaterAid University Chapter we will provide the following resources:
Ready to make a difference?
- Direct support from WaterAid staff
- Informational materials about WaterAid, the global need for
improved water and sanitation, and a guide to advocacy work in the
water and sanitation sector
- Access to videos and slideshows you can show to fellow students
- Ideas for events and community fundraising activities
- Access to a network of university students dedicated to ending global water poverty
- WaterAid’s monthly e-newsletter and biannual publication Oasis
- Information about WaterAid events in your area
Start an official WaterAid
University Chapter on your campus now! Simply fill out our university chapter registration form
and a WaterAid staff member will contact you
within two business days.
For more information on WaterAid University Chapters, please call Kay Frew at (212) 683-0430 or email us.
Students from the Black Women's Residence at St. Lawrence University of Canton, NY supported WaterAid by holding a Taste for Life dinner.
We wanted to increase awareness of the problem on campus, hoping to inspire students to take action. We hoped many would want to get involved, and fortunately, we were right.
Liz Getman and Aaron King, seniors at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY,
founded IC SafeWater, a campus organization that aims to raise
awareness of world water issues around campus and $10,000 for WaterAid.
and Aaron have raised money in various ways including hosting a benefit
concert, collaborating with a local store, and soliciting donations
from family members and local churches and organizations.
Read more about IC SafeWater
WaterAid enables the world’s poorest people to gain access to safe water and sanitation. Together with improved hygiene, these basic human rights underpin health, education and livelihoods, forming the first essential step in overcoming poverty.
Learn more about WaterAid