become a student Organizer

Want to start a ROC chapter at your school and join our student leader network?

You’ve come to the right place.

How to Apply

Read through this page! Once you get to the bottom, click the APPLY button to submit your application for review.


As an organization, we work to move towards a world of equity, justice, and respect for all people, regardless of borders, and as a student-led movement, our school chapters are an integral part of this work. We want your passion, your leadership, your ideas, and your hope. Whoever and wherever you are, you can move us forward.

Any student attending highschool or college anywhere in the world can start a ROC chapter once their application is approved. While ROC works primarily within the U.S., we welcome and encourage the opportunity to expand beyond U.S. borders. All school clubs are required to have between 1 and 3 student club leaders, as well as one club advisor (a school teacher or faculty member) who has agreed to support the club. You must also communicate with your school to have your club approved and receive a designated meeting time. In general, club leaders should hold at least one club meeting every two weeks during the academic school year, although meeting more frequently is encouraged. 

What happens after you apply?

Once your application is approved, you will become part of our student leader network, receiving access to ROC’s club curriculum, which you can use as an outline for your school’s chapter. 

Some of the ways our clubs contribute to the movement are:

  • Hosting fundraisers for ROC

  • Educating local communities on topics related to diversity, equity, and refugees and migrants rights

  • Tutoring and engaging with refugees and recent migrants

  • Engaging in political activism

While every ROC chapter is guided by the organization’s guiding values, which can be found on our website, we encourage you to be innovative in how you contribute to the movement for refugee and migrant rights in your community. Look around and see what needs to be done. Connect with other activists in your area. Ask your community what it needs and respond with creativity and openness.

Please fill out and submit this application so we can get to know you and help your club get started. Your answers will help us get an idea of who you are, what your ideas and experiences are, and how you plan to contribute, or how you are already contributing, to the movement for refugee and migrant rights in the U.S. and beyond.