CODE on Campus

What is CODE on Campus?

CODE on Campus is a network of university and college students committed to taking simple effective steps to improve literacy rates around the world. These clubs are set up on Canadian university and college campuses, and members organize awareness-raising, advocacy, and fundraising initiatives on our behalf. By sharing information about CODE, our programs, and global literacy issues, CODE on Campus groups help create a new generation of literacy advocates.

Are you interested in international development?
Do you have a passion for promoting global education and literacy?

Join or start your own university chapter of CODE on Campus to become part of a dedicated network of individuals that help students in Africa access quality education. With direct support from CODE, CODE on Campus groups across Canada are empowering African youth to improve their literacy skills and develop a love of reading.

Benefits of creating a CODE on Campus chapter

Through running a CODE on Campus chapter you will gain first-hand experience in fundraising, awareness raising and learning about global development challenges in the areas of youth literacy and education. You will also be joining a network of like-minded individuals who are passionate about educating Canadian students on global issues. Support from CODE’s marketing team will include strategic advice and material resources to ensure that you are able to develop your leadership skills and successfully run fundraising and awareness events.

Download your CODE on Campus starter kit:CODE on Campus logo

  1. How to start a CODE on Campus club (pdf)
  2. Volunteer position description (pdf)
  3. Promotional poster: PDF version and Word doc for editing/customizing

Click below to request further information about how to get involved with CODE on Campus at your school or email

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CODE on Campus Carleton U members

Carleton University starts first CODE on Campus club

The first CODE on Campus chapter was started in September 2014 by Jorey Cohen, a former summer student at CODE. With her guidance as Club President, CODE on Campus Carleton University took on the adoption of Fitche Community Library in Ethiopia through CODE’s Adopt a Library program. CODE on Campus CU successfully fundraised and spread awareness of global literacy through bake sales, a movie night, an open mic night, a pub night and a trivia night. Visit CODE on Campus CU’s Facebook page to learn more about their achievements.