How to Adopt a College
Please read the whole page which will answer many common questions. Thank you!
1. Check Out Colleges in Your Area
Choose your state, province, or region from the drop down boxes in the lefthand sidebar to find colleges near you.
More than one person can leaflet the same college. If a college you want to leaflet isn't there, we will add it after you leaflet.
These sites give enrollment and other information about colleges:
This site gives enrollment and other information about high schools:
2. Order Materials
We recommend our booklets Even If You Like Meat or Compassionate Choices for leafleting at colleges.
Please give us at least 3 weeks to get materials to you.
Cost of Pamphlets
Vegan Outreach doesn't sell pamphlets. We give them to people and they donate as they can afford. But we can only afford to do this because of donations from people who care about animals. If you can donate, please do, but if you can't we will try to provide you with what you can use at colleges. For people without a history of leafleting with us, we start in small amounts for your first few orders.
Please remember that good intentions are not good enough - if you order pamphlets and don't donate you have a special obligation to hand them out because they were paid for through someone else's sacrifice.
First Time Participants
We ask for a small donation for your first order to prevent fraud (like $10 for 100 pamphlets). After you hand out those 100 and report your totals to us (see #7), we can give you more.
Order pamphlets and donate here.
3. Check Out Our Leafleting Tips
Suggestions about effective leafleting and questions such as "Do I need permission?" are answered on these pages:
At many colleges, especially smaller ones, it's best to leaflet in between classes. Look up college class schedules by searching for "[school name] class schedule" on a search engine or the college web site search box.
High schools need to be leafleted either before or after school. Find those times by searching for "[school name] bell schedule" on a search engine or calling the school. Remember that high schools often have half days and unexpected days off school.
4. Consider Joining our Yahoo Groups Email List
You can opt for only one summary email per day. Click here for more info.
6. When Possible, Take Pictures!
If you take pictures, please e-mail them to us when reporting your totals (below).
7. Report Your Totals
After you leaflet, please post your totals to the yahoo groups. Click here to read why it's important! If you don't want to join the group, please send your totals in an email to Anne Green at anne (a*t) veganoutreach (dot) org and include:
- Date you leafleted
- Number of pamphlets you handed out
- Group website you would like listed if any
- If you want to remain anonymous
We will add your totals to the Adopt a College Pages.
Thank You and Good Luck!