Gerald R. Ford Leadership Forum

Starting a Campus Chapter

Campus chapters are periodic meetings led by students. Participants discuss essays, timely topics, and enduring ideas. They also engage in mentoring and service opportunities. Leaders of campus chapters can invite speakers to guide deliberations with students.

Chapter ACtivities
  • Host regular meetings on campus
  • Food provided
  • Intensive discussions on the importance of the virtues
  • Conversations that help students develop in their virtues, including civility
  • Invite speakers to come to campus
  • Develop mentoring relationships
  • Explore service opportunities
Benefits of being A Ford Fellow
  1. Being part of a serious learning community
  2. Identifying and cultivating virtues and leadership skills within yourself
  3. Intensive mentoring and support
  4. Being well-fed at Ford Forum events
  5. Group trips to places such as Washington DC and Philadelphia
  6. Meeting with potential employers
  • Hope College
  • Calvin University
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Houston Christian University
  • Davenport University
  • Aquinas College
  • Albion College
Interested In Starting A Campus Chapter?

Fill out this form with info about yourself and why you’d like to start a campus chapter and we will be in touch.

For questions please reach out to our Director Jeff Polet at