Below are materials designed to help student groups, including fraternities and sororities, raise awareness of meningococcal disease, its prevention, and to advocate for changes in campus vaccination policy to protect their fellow students.
Taking the Pledge
If you are a college student, you need to know about meningococcal disease (pronounced muh-ning-joe-KOK-ul). It's an infection that is sometimes called "bacterial meningitis" or simply "meningitis."
In the past three years, students at more than 34 college campuses in the U.S. got meningitis.
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List of Ideas for Raising Meningitis Awareness on Campus:
Start here for ideas on how to raise awareness at your school
Petition Guide and Templates:
Ask students to sign a commitment or create a petition to ask your school's leaders to take action against meningitis
Template Letter to Administrators:
Customize and send this letter to ask administrators to take action by educating students and reviewing current meningitis vaccine policies
Fact Sheet: Basic disease and prevention information
Template Op-Ed: Customize this op-ed and submit to your campus newspaper
Meningitis Stories (Video): Stories of students and families affected by meningitis
The National Meningitis Association (NMA) is an organization formed by families who have been affected by meningococcal disease. Our advocates include parents who lost college-age children to the disease and those who suffered its life-long impact after surviving bacterial meningitis as college students.