Start a Chapter

How to Start a TBTN Chapter

  1. Complete TBTN Chapter Interest Form to receive the requirements for becoming a TBTN Chapter.
  2. Review requirements — have more questions? Schedule a free virtual meeting with our Chapter Coordinator by emailing chapters@takebackthenight.org.
  3. If your Chapter is affiliated with a school, choose an advisor and obtain any necessary approval to form a club or organization.
  4. Then, complete the TBTN Chapter Formation Form. (Link included in the Interest Form packet)
  5. TBTNF reviews your Chapter Form. Upon approval, you receive the TBTN Chapter Welcome Kit.
  6. All set! Start meeting and planning your inaugural TBTN Event. We can’t wait to support you.

TBTN Chapter Formation Recommendations

  • Chapter Advisor
    • Only needed for school-affiliated Chapters; must be an employee of your school
  • Key Positions (optional)
    • 4 Officers: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer
  • Members:
    • 5 or more members
    • Option to pay $15 for a signature TBTN T-shirt
  • At least 1 Event per year:
    • Awareness Event – TBTN walk/march, candlelight vigil, Bike Back the Night, Run for the Night, Shine Your Light Yoga Engage your community to support survivors and work to end sexual violence
    • Fundraiser Event – Walk/Run/Bike Event with sponsorship and pledges; Social Event: Dance-a-Thon, Pancake Breakfast; Raffle or Auction for gift cards to local businesses

FAQs

Can I apply to become a Chapter at any time of the year?

You can apply at any time. We welcome your vision and commitment. Just follow the application steps above, starting with the Interest Form.

What happens after we submit our Chapter Formation Form?

You’ll automatically receive a confirmation email acknowledging receipt of your form.  We’ll contact you if any additional information is needed. Then you’ll receive your Acceptance Letter and Welcome Kit within 2-5 business days.

What resources will we receive to start our Chapter?

Chapters receive our free TBTN Chapter Welcome Kit containing chants, playlists, survivor stories, fundraising ideas, sample Event itineraries, and a planning guide.

Have more questions?

Please reach out to us if you have more questions. Email us at chapters@takebackthenight.org.

CONTACT US

TBTNF is a 100% volunteer non-profit organization. We work hard to respond to inquiries within 24 hours, if not sooner. To reach our Legal Support Team, please complete the intake form. For all other inquiries, complete our contact form. For immediate medical support, please call 911. For counseling support, call the RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network) Hotline at (800) 656-4673 in the US or visit our Resources section for further information.

CONTACT US

TBTNF is a 100% volunteer non-profit organization. We work hard to respond to inquiries within 24 hours, if not sooner. To reach our Legal Support Team, please complete the intake form. For all other inquiries, complete our contact form. For immediate medical support, please call 911. For counseling support, call the RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network) Hotline at (800) 656-4673 in the US or visit our Resources section for further information.

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