Welcome back to school, Philly college students. Maybe you’ve noticed we’re in the midst of a presidential campaign.
As a college student, you have a few options as the 2016 election heats up, ranging from sharing dozens of memes while sitting in your dorm room to ignoring every political ad you can from now ’til November to, maybe, actually getting involved in one way or another.
This guide is for those who are interested in the latter. Broken down by Democrats and Republicans, here’s a few ways you can get involved with campaigns and political groups on your campus as the November election inches nearer:
Hillary for Pennsylvania officials say there are active campus chapters of students engaged both offline and online across the state. This summer, the PA Democratic Party held strategy sessions at campuses like Pitt, Penn State and Temple.
To volunteer with Hillary for PA: Fill out your email address and zip code here.
To host a Clinton campaign organizer on your couch: Fill out your specs here.
Find a Clinton field office: There’s a PA Democrats office near 15th and Cecil B. Moore. Swing by and ask for information about volunteering not only with presidential and senate campaigns, but with smaller state and local elections.
To volunteer with the PA Dems: Fill out your information here.
To volunteer with Katie McGinty’s Senate campaign: Fill out your information here.
To intern with Katie McGinty’s Senate campaign: The McGinty campaign is seeking interns. Here’s the full listing:
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Groups on campus
Drexel College Democrats: The Drexel College Democrats pledge themselves to educate and encourage students to participate in all political affairs. Find the Drexel College Democrats on Facebook and on their website.
La Salle College Democrats: The College Democrats work to foster and encourage the activities of the Democratic Party, assist in the election of Democratic candidates to local, state, and national office, and formulate and administer programs aimed at involving college students in the Democratic Party. Find more information on their Facebook page.
UPenn College Democrats: The University of Pennsylvania Democrats is a student-run Democratic organization open to all members of the Penn community — undergraduate and graduate alike. Their mission is to provide a stimulating and enjoyable forum for the discussion of politics and current events, as well as to coordinate internship opportunities with campaigns. Find them on social media on Facebook and on Twitter.
Penn for Hillary: This group was founded in August 2014 and says it has a network of more than 600 Hillary Clinton supporters. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and check out their website here.
Temple College Democrats: Temple College Democrats is a student organization that aims to support the philosophies and the candidates of the Democratic Party and supported by the Democratic National Committee. Find more information about the group on their website.
St. Joe’s didn’t list any information about a chapter of College Democrats. But the school’s full list of student organizations can be found here.
To volunteer with Trump for PA: To sign up for information about volunteering with Trump’s campaign in Pennsylvania, fill out your information here.
To intern with Trump for PA: A Trump for PA spokesman said presidential campaign internships will be offered this fall for college students. Stay connected here.
To volunteer with the Philly GOP: Call (215) 561-0650 for information.
To volunteer with the PA GOP: A spokeswoman for the PA GOP said interested students can fill out their information here or call their headquarters at (717) 234-4901. From there, the PA GOP will put you in contact with local folks to chat about volunteering with presidential, senate, congressional and state-level campaigns.
To volunteer with Pat Toomey’s Senate campaign: Fill out your information here.
To intern with Pat Toomey’s Senate campaign: Apply here.
Groups on campus
Drexel College Republicans: Drexel University College Republicans is a group dedicated to promoting and practicing conservative ideology. DUCR is involved with the Republican Party of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Republican City Committee. Find more information about joining the Drexel College Republicans on their Facebook page.
La Salle College Republicans: The College Republicans work to foster and encourage the activities of the Republican Party, assist in the election of Republican candidates to local, state, and national office, and formulate and administer programs aimed at involving college students in the Republican Party. Find more information here.
UPenn College Republicans: The Penn College Republicans strive to promote conservative values and ideals on campus by creating a strong sense of community among Penn’s conservative students. They hold speaker events, organize grassroots campaign initiatives, and host social events throughout each semester. Find them on social media on Facebook and on Twitter.
St. Joe’s College Republicans: The St. Joe’s College Republicans group works to bring together students interested in conservative politics. Check out their Facebook here for more information. You can also email email@example.com for more information.
Temple College Republicans: Temple College Republicans works to help get Republican candidates elected at the local, state, and national level as well as promote the conservative message on Temple University’s campus. Find more information about the group on their website.