Armed for Battle: 10 Things Every Incoming Conservative Freshman Needs to Know

3. Finding Allies: College Republicans

Even if you’re not interested in ever having a career in politics, it’s good to have a few people you know who support you ideologically. There are over 1,800 College Republican chapters within the College Republican National Committee (CRNC), and they are an incredible resource nationally and locally. Joining College Republicans can involve as small a commitment as simply attending a few meetings to hear a speaker and grab a snack, or a deep commitment to getting involved with campaigns and going to the CRNC convention.

What if you’re going to a school that doesn’t have a chapter? Start one! I guarantee there are other conservatives on your campus who can join you -- and you will build your resume by demonstrating your ability to take the initiative for a cause you believe in.