We know that lately, things have been a little quiet around Campus Clubs. But we’ve heard you! We know that students all over the world are excited about supporting Mozilla’s mission on their campus and want to register their clubs with Mozilla. That’s why we’re re-open registration for Campus Clubs and sharing our long-term strategy with you here for 2019.
Long Term Strategy for Campus Clubs
We’ve been busy working on a long-term strategy for the campus program and how we can better support all community groups that want to advance Mozilla’s mission. That’s why our goal for the end of 2019 is that Campus Clubs becomes part of a larger Mozilla Community Groups program (currently being piloted in India). Clubs will still register as Campus Clubs but through a central site that also allows non-student community groups to register to be recognized and supported by Mozilla. This is part of advancing the Mission Driven Mozillian Project which seeks to create modern unified structures and processes to optimize the health and impact of Mission-Driven Mozillians communities.
Registration is Opening Nov 20
In two weeks we will be re-opening the registration form for Campus Clubs with a more streamlined process to make it easier to sustain and support the program. Here’s what’s changing and why:
- No more year plans, no more waiting - We’re updating the registration process so that once you’ve filled out the form you’ll get a link to orientation and can start doing activities right away. Once a month we’ll review the registered clubs and update the website. You don’t need to wait to “get approved” anymore!
- Focus on established clubs - The biggest challenge in maintaining Campus Clubs in the past was helping new clubs get started. That’s why, for the time being, we’ll ask clubs to get started first (check out the “starting a new club” section of the training) and then join the program once you have a few members and a few meetings under your belt. If your club is fairly new you can always ask for help from more established clubs on…
- Discourse & Slack - Once you’re registered you’ll be invited to join the Campus Clubs Slack and Discourse channels where you can ask questions, meet fellow-leaders and find support from other leaders like you. We’ll send regular emails to all registered people with activities, campaigns, and challenges you can be a part of.
So when registration opens again, who should register their Campus Club with Mozilla?
Clubs that are:
- Established: For the meantime we want to focus on learning how we can support the groups who are already around. We love that you want to start a new group but we’ll ask that you get started first, then register with Mozilla.
- Hold Regular Meetings: They can be in-person or virtual, but we want to support groups that have a regular cadence of getting together to coordinate, plan, and work.
- Contribute to Mozilla Obviously! You need to make regular contributions to projects that support Mozilla’s mission, whether it be localizing, coding, answering support questions, throwing events, or participating in campaigns.
- Have at Least 3 Members: Hanging out with a few friends is great but in order to be registered Campus Clubs must have an active set of contributors 3+ members.
- Are Open and Welcoming: Mozilla and it’s official groups welcome everyone who shares Mozilla’s goals and wants to contribute in a healthy and constructive manner to participate. Groups cannot restrict membership.
- Follow the CPG; The heart of Mozilla is people as such we require all groups who participated to agree to adhere and uphold to the Community Participation Guidelines (CPG).