Starting a student organization can be daunting. Besides deciding when you are going to meet and what your group is going to do, universities require students to follow all sorts of rules and procedures before a group can gain official recognition. And once your group is up and running, you will need money to plan events, host speakers, and advance your message on campus. This memorandum from the Alliance Defense Fund (www.AllianceDefenseFund.org) addresses your rights to form and fund a student group at both public and private universities, and your rights to promote your pro-life message on campus.
Johnny Lane, an SFLA Wilberforce Fellow, political science major, and student leader of Students for Life at California State University Fullerton, established a $500 scholarship for pregnant and parenting students on campus. Johnny collaborated with a local chapter of the Knights of Columbus and Kolbe Charity group to raise the funds for the scholarship. “I wanted to do this because my Students for Life club has always had the goal of helping pregnant and parenting students on our campus in any way that we can. I felt that this would be a great way to aid a student who