Best Buddies Colleges: Chapter President

The chapter president (CP) organizes, leads, and maintains a Best Buddies chapter and ensures that members fulfill the mission of Best Buddies for one academic year.

* Must have completed one full year of college and be enrolled as a full time student
* Must attend Best Buddies International Leadership Conference
* Must be a matched peer buddy
* Must be in good standing with the university/college

Click here for more information on the role of the chapter president. Thank you for your interest in leading your Best Buddies chapter next year!

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Chapter President Application, 2021-2022
Any current college student interested in becoming the chapter president for their Best Buddies chapter must complete the Chapter President Application below. The current CP and faculty advisor and/or host site coordinator must sign the completed application.
Completed applications must be submitted on BBO no later than April 1st. All CP applications will be reviewed by your program manager (Best Buddies staff member), and all CP candidates will be interviewed by your program manager prior to being selected.

Your Chapter
*College or University:
Program Year:
Personal Information
*First Name:
*Last Name:
*Email Address:
If you do not have a phone number please check the box.
*Cell Phone:
If you do not have a cell phone number please check the box.
*Year in School 
(during 2021-2022):
*Birth Date:
Address at School
*Street Address:
Address Line 2: (for apt #, dorm hall, etc.)
*Zip Code:
Permanent/Summer Address
*Street Address:
Address Line 2: (for apt #, dorm hall, etc.)
*Zip Code:
Field of Study
Previous Involvement with the chapter.

 *Were you involved in Best Buddies in middle/high school?
What is the best way for Best Buddies staff to contact you at school (please check at least one).
*Days and time that are best to reach you.
Please answer the following questions.
*Describe any previous experience(s) that have prepared you to be an effective student leader.
*List all other activities, organizations, or employment that you plan to be involved in next year. Please include leadership positions and hours you expect to devote to each.
*If selected as the new CP, what will you do to make Best Buddies successful on your campus?
*Please discuss the relationship you have with your buddy. If you are not currently matched, please explain i.e., was not involved in the chapter this year, currently an associate member, etc. You may also add information about any other friendship or relationship that you may be involved in with a person with an intellectual or developmental disability.
Best Buddies Pledge
Please initial each statement to show you have read and fully understand your commitment.
If selected, I will serve as CP for the entirety of the 2021-2022 academic year, and I have no plans to study abroad.
I promise to execute all responsibilities set forth by Best Buddies International and as described in the Best Buddies Colleges manual for the entire academic year.
I pledge to maintain my friendship with my buddy and to set a good example for all members of the chapter through my one-to-one friendship and my leadership abilities.
I understand that I am required to participate in the Best Buddies International Leadership Conference in the summer of 2021.

Applicant signature
  Date: 9/25/2021

The current CP, FA, and HSC will each receive an email upon the submittal of this application asking them to provide their electronic signature to your application. As an applicant, it is recommended that you follow up with them directly to discuss your application and the approval process.

Signature of current chapter president
  Date: ________

Signature of faculty advisor
  Date: ________

Signature of host site coordinator
  Date: ________

Signature of program manager
  Date: ________