Campus Chapters

CDN consists of campus Chapters all across the country that are made up of students just like you. These Chapters are student-led groups that allow students to connect with others who get it, learn about the latest diabetes technology and gadgets, exchange tips and tricks for managing diabetes on campus, and anything else that students are interested in doing. All of our Chapters are student-led, meaning students get to decide what type of community they need on their campus.

Don't see a Chapter on your campus in our Chapter map? Don't worry! The above are our officially affiliated Chapters. We may have students starting a Chapter on your campus, or students we can put you in touch with nearby - send us an email and we'll get you connected! 

 

Make a difference on your campus. Not only will you get a lot out of starting a Chapter, but you'll be supporting current students, and incoming freshmen for years to come.

 

Chapter Outreach Kits

We have a ton of resources to help you get started - from finding interested members on your campus and registering as an official student organization, to hosting events and activities. CDN Chapters get access to our Start Up Guide, a budget to build your own Outreach Kit through our online Campus Store, a CDN email address for your Chapter, a Chapter webpage on our website, constitution templates, resources for faculty advisors, tips on how to find your members, an Activity Guide with meeting and event ideas from CDN students themselves, connections to speakers and community partners, and of course, the personal support of our dedicated Program Staff! 

CDN Annual Retreat

Each year, CDN student leaders from across the country come together for the CDN Annual Retreat in Bridgton, Maine. Students spend time learning, networking, and growing as leaders throughout the course of the retreat. The 2016 retreat was held from May 23-May 27. 

Former attendees have written some great blogs about their experiences at the Retreat. Check out Anna's blog and Dan's blog to learn more.

Student Advisory Committee

CDN created a Student Advisory Committee (SAC) in 2013 to serve as the voice of the student population and to help the CDN team to identify key areas of student and chapter programming. SAC members work closely with CDN National staff to gain real-world professional experience and contribute to CDN's mission through virtual internships. This year, CDN has six dedicated students serving on the SAC in the following positions: Chapter Network Program Intern, Off to College Program Intern, First Generation and Students of Color Outreach Intern, Donor and Development Intern, Social Media and Communications Intern, and College Diabetes Week Intern. To learn more, email us!

Faculty Advisors

We have resources for Faculty Advisors, too - check out our Campus Administration webpage! If you aren't currently an advisor but want to be, check if there's a Chapter at your school using the map above. No Chapter? You can help get the word out about CDN to students at your school- email us for more info.

Personal Support

CDN provides each Chapter with personal support through both our staff and our Chapter mentors.

Staff Support

The CDN team is passionate about providing students with tools and resources. Our Program team is always available to help Chapter leaders troubleshoot, brainstorm, and connect with other Chapters.

Chapter Mentors

This program allows new Chapter leaders to be in touch with existing Chapter leaders, as well as a community of other students in the process of starting CDN Chapters. All new CDN Chapters are eligible to be enrolled in the Chapter-to-Chapter Mentor Program. 

CDN's Chapter Toolkit is broken into two parts. Our Start up Guide is step-by-step guide on how to start a CDN chapter, while the full version of the Chapter Toolkit is found in the Chapter Portal and includes resources on running and sustaining a chapter. In order to gain access to the Chapter Portal, you must affiliate! Find out more about CDN Chapter Affiliation here. - See more at: http://54.221.213.106/content/chapter-support#sthash.tKphxmCG.dpuf

Chapter Toolkit

CDN's Chapter Toolkit is broken into two parts. Our Start up Guide is step-by-step guide on how to start a CDN chapter, while the full version of the Chapter Toolkit is found in the Chapter Portal and includes resources on running and sustaining a chapter. In order to gain access to the Chapter Portal, you must affiliate! Find out more about CDN Chapter Affiliation here.

Chapter Portal

CDN's Affiliated Chapters can access our full list of resources in the CDN Chapter Portal, as well as connect with other chapter leaders and members. Access the portal here!

Student Advisory Committee

CDN created a Student Advisory Committee (SAC) in 2013 to serve as the voice of the student population and to help the CDN team to identify key areas of student and chapter programming. The SAC is made up of an executive committee and four subcommittees including programming, marketing, fundraising, and alumni. All chapter leaders are invited to participate in the SAC subcommittees, and are eligible for running for executive committee positions. The SAC is involved in the planning and execution of programming, and is in touch all year. Each year, the SAC comes together for a strategic planning retreat. All students in the SAC are eligible for attending.

Faculty Advisors

We have resources for Faculty Advisors, too! Check out our Campus Administration webpage, or log into the Chapter Portal for full access to our Advisor Resources. If you aren't currently an advisor but want to help start one, check out our General Flyer below and post on campus to find students.

Personal Support

CDN provides each chapter with personal support through both our staff and our chapter mentors. Have a question? Contact our Program Director Jo Treitman at jtreitman@collegediabetesnetwork.org, or check out our Chapter Mentor bios and find the right leader to contact with your question.

- See more at: http://54.221.213.106/content/chapter-support#sthash.FlD29bjA.dpuf

Chapter Toolkit

CDN's Chapter Toolkit is broken into two parts. Our Start up Guide is step-by-step guide on how to start a CDN chapter, while the full version of the Chapter Toolkit is found in the Chapter Portal and includes resources on running and sustaining a chapter. In order to gain access to the Chapter Portal, you must affiliate! Find out more about CDN Chapter Affiliation here.

Chapter Portal

CDN's Affiliated Chapters can access our full list of resources in the CDN Chapter Portal, as well as connect with other chapter leaders and members. Access the portal here!

Student Advisory Committee

CDN created a Student Advisory Committee (SAC) in 2013 to serve as the voice of the student population and to help the CDN team to identify key areas of student and chapter programming. The SAC is made up of an executive committee and four subcommittees including programming, marketing, fundraising, and alumni. All chapter leaders are invited to participate in the SAC subcommittees, and are eligible for running for executive committee positions. The SAC is involved in the planning and execution of programming, and is in touch all year. Each year, the SAC comes together for a strategic planning retreat. All students in the SAC are eligible for attending.

Faculty Advisors

We have resources for Faculty Advisors, too! Check out our Campus Administration webpage, or log into the Chapter Portal for full access to our Advisor Resources. If you aren't currently an advisor but want to help start one, check out our General Flyer below and post on campus to find students.

Personal Support

CDN provides each chapter with personal support through both our staff and our chapter mentors. Have a question? Contact our Program Director Jo Treitman at jtreitman@collegediabetesnetwork.org, or check out our Chapter Mentor bios and find the right leader to contact with your question.

- See more at: http://54.221.213.106/content/chapter-support#sthash.FlD29bjA.dpuf

Resources

Check out the following resources to for even more information and support:

Hear Our Story

 

Point of view

It took me 4 years to realize that taking a day off for self care is really important. The weeks that I manage to do it, I'm much more productive and happier.
Mindy Bartleson
University of Georgia
"[Diabetes] can be very overwhelming. But what I've learned is to not let diabetes define who I am or limit me as to my aspirations. Working with diabetes is a lot easier than constantly fighting or rejecting it. Instead of saying why me, say try me."
Krysta Walter
University of Michigan
CDN allows young adults to connect with others experiencing the same struggles. These interactions allow those who are having a difficult time to know that they are not alone.
Jacqueline Burke
Johns Hopkins

From The Blog

Hannah, CDN Chapter Leader, blogs about her transition to college and starting a CDN Chapter helped her transition.
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Peyton shares her experiences visiting Roche with the Ball State CDN Chapter

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