NAMI On Campus: College | NAMI

Starting a NAMI On Campus Club at a College

Thank you for your interest in starting a NAMI On Campus Club at your college! NAMI On Campus clubs are student-led, student-run mental health clubs on college campuses. These clubs promote mental health awareness and education to support college students through their transition to college and beyond.

Education and awareness are important, especially when it comes to mental health. By bringing a NAMI On Campus club to your school and community, YOU become part of the change in a really positive way. Congratulations!

NAMI On Campus for colleges is an incredible leadership opportunity for students to bring mental health clubs to their schools and community. We believe in empowering students to have control over the design of the club for their individual schools, so although we provide you with a framework with how to run your club, we encourage you to personalize it and make it your own!

Getting Started

Step 1: Get in touch with your local NAMI Affiliate or State Organization

In order to start a NAMI On Campus Club it is essential that you connect with your local affiliate or state organization. They will be your point of contact for all questions and help provide you with resources and support of the club. Click here to find your local NAMI. Some states may have additional steps to support your club.

Step 2: Complete all campus requirements

Talk with your school's administration about what steps you have to take to establish a club on your campus. Campuses may differ on their policies, so it’s important to get this out of the way to prevent any setbacks later down the road.

Step 3: Secure a faculty advisor

Find a faculty member who can be committed to attending club meetings and events. This advisor should also be comfortable talking about mental health. Some college campuses, may not require an advisor, so if this is not a requirement, you can skip.

Step 4: Secure your club leaders

At a minimum, your NOC club should contain a president, secretary, and a treasurer to help support club meetings and other club related efforts (i.e. events, funding, club materials).

Step 5: Register your Club with NAMI

Once you have completed all setup requirements, you can request the NOC Contact Form from [email protected] to formally be a part of the growing NAMI On Campus Community! The completion of this form will grant your club access to exclusive NOC materials to help your club get on the right foot to supporting your peers and educating your community.

For any additional questions about getting started, please reach out to [email protected].

Find Schools with a NAMI On Campus Club

Don't see a club at your school? Start your own!


  • Coastal Alabama Community College
  • Auburn University at Montgomery
  • The University Of Alabama


  • Northern Arizona University
  • Cochise College
  • Eastern Arizona College


  • National Park College


  • Bakersfield College
  • Diablo Valley College
  • Orange Coast College
  • Cosumnes River College
  • Sacramento City College
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • California State University, Monterey Bay
  • California State University, Stanislaus


  • University of Colorado – Boulder
  • Colorado Mesa University


  • Quinnipiac University
  • Central Connecticut State University
  • Manchester Community College
  • University of Connecticut – Storrs
  • Asnuntuck Community College


  • University of Miami
  • Florida Memorial University
  • Florida International University
  • Miami Dade College, North Campus
  • Miami Dade College, West Campus
  • Florida State University
  • St. Petersburg College
  • Pasco Hernando State College
  • University of Miami


  • Spelman College
  • University of Georgia
  • Augusta University


  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Heartland Community College
  • Indiana
  • Indiana State University
  • Purdue University
  • IVY Tech College, Evansville, IN

  • Augustana College
  • North Iowa Area Community College


  • Fort Hays State University
  • Washburn University


  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College
  • Lindsey Wilson College


  • Louisiana State University


  • Jones College
  • Alcorn State University

North Carolina

  • Appalachian State University
  • Duke University
  • Greensboro College
  • Western Carolina University
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Meredith College
  • North Carolina State University
  • University of North Carolina – Wilmington
  • Winston-Salem State University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • Fayetteville State University

New Hampshire

  • University of New Hampshire

New York

  • Binghamton University
  • University at Albany
  • Cayuga Community College – Auburn Campus
  • Cayuga Community College – Fulton Campus
  • Hartwick College
  • Bard College
  • CUNY Hunter College
  • Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Middletown. NY
  • Westchester Community College
  • State University of New York, the College of Brockport


  • Central State University
  • Antioch College
  • Clark State Community College
  • Wittenberg University

  • Reed College
  • Portland State University


  • Delaware County Community College
  • Penn State Berks Campus
  • Kutztown University
  • Villanova University


  • University of Texas at Austin
  • The University of Texas at El Paso
  • The University of Texas at Tyler
  • Austin College
  • University of the Incarnate Word


  • University of Utah
  • Utah State University
  • Westminster College
  • Dixie State University


  • James Madison University
  • Virginia Wesleyan University
  • Tidewater Community College
  • Christopher Newport University
  • Liberty University


  • University of Washington – Tacoma
  • Seattle Central College
  • University of Washington
  • St. Martin's University
  • Saint Martin's University
  • Whitman College
  • Western Washington University

West Virginia

  • Pierpont Community & Technical College


  • University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Fox Valley Technical College
  • University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point

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