How to Start a SALDF Chapter at Your School

The following materials are designed to help you with the process of forming a Student Animal Legal Defense Fund­ (­SALDF) chapter, which is quite easy and straightforward. Chapters are essentially student groups that are affiliated with the Animal Legal Defense Fund and share its mission. Visit our website for the current list of chapters.

SALDF chapters are an instrumental part of a growing national movement towards recognizing the important body of law known as animal law. A SALDF chapter can be a powerful forum on campus for education and scholarship aimed at understanding this area of law and the impact it has on animals. Most importantly, SALDF chapters are in a unique position to powerfully advocate for changing laws to better protect animals. The specifics of forming a chapter will vary somewhat depending on your school’s requirements for student groups. The below materials will help you navigate this process and understand ALDF’s requirements. Please contact Kelly Levenda with any questions.

Start forming a SALDF chapter now by downloading these PDF documents:

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