Tips  for  Student  Recruitment     1. Make  it  fun!

 Don’t  just  get  stuck  in  the  recycling  drives  and  energy   challenges.  Food  incentives  often  work  well.  Try  a  potluck,  campus   band,  movie,  poetry  reading,  fashion  show,  etc.     2. Connect  it  to  student’s  spirituality.    How  can  this  help  them  better   understand  God?  How  is  this  important  for  spiritual   growth?  Try  stargazing,  silent  canoeing,  or  contemplative   hiking.     3. Help  students  see  the  larger  picture.    For  example,  what’s   so  important  about  going  trayless?  Why  should  they  take   shorter  showers?     4. Be  warm,  friendly,  and  welcoming.  Do  all  you  can  to  not   intimidate  people  from  joining  who  may  not  know  much   about  the  topic  already.     5. Try  to  get  extra  credit  or  convocation  credit  for  the  event.  Link  tightly   with  a  professor  who  is  supportive  of  what  you’re  doing.  Ask   him/her  to  promote  your  events  and  offer  incentives  to  their   students  for  attending.     6. Follow  up  with  potential  members.    If  you  have  a  table  or   an  event  where  you  collect  people’s  e-­‐mail  addresses,   send  them  an  e-­‐mail  thanking  them  for  their  interest  and   alerting  them  about  your  next  meeting  or  event.     7. Promote,  promote,  promote,  promote,  promote!    It’s  been  said  that  a   person  has  to  see  an  advertisement  5  times  before  it  sticks  in  their   head.    Try  posters,  sidewalk  chalk,  class  spiels,  facebook  invitations,   tabling,  e-­‐mails,  campus  announcements,  etc.     8. Don’t  feel  bad  if  your  numbers  are  small.  Small  is  beautiful  and  better   than  none!  

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