Vox is Latin for voice and on college campuses in New Jersey we are voices
for Planned Parenthood.
Through Vox groups, college students across the country organize events on
campus to raise public awareness about reproductive rights, educate young
people at concerts about sexual health, work with and support their local
Planned Parenthood health centers, and mobilize advocates of reproductive
There's power in the voices of pro-choice students on campus.
Get in touch with a Vox group on your campus, or contact Planned Parenthood
of New Jersey by phone or at firstname.lastname@example.org to start your own!
Starting a Vox
Group on Your Campus
START YOUR OWN CAMPUS VOX GROUP!
If you have a passion for helping women secure their freedom of
reproductive choice and you want to get your college or high school campus
involved, then you should consider starting a Vox group. Follow
these easy steps below!
1. Make sure there isn't already a Vox chapter on your campus.
A list of established Vox chapters can be found
2. Contact your local Planned Parenthood Affiliate to let them know you
are interested in starting a group. The affiliate can serve as an
advisor for your group and help supply you with Vox materials and
with speakers or films for events. You can reach Planned Parenthood of
Central New Jersey by calling 732-842-9300 and asking for the Public
Information Director. You can also call your area affiliate by dialing
3. Organize your campus. Learn about your campus environment and the best
way to attract members.
4. Identify potential group members. Gather your friends, table in
your college center, or ask classmates if they want to be a part of your
group. Also, contact the director of your campus women's center and/or
women's studies department and give them the opportunity to be involved.
5. Hold events! Events are a great way to attract people to your group.
6. Be prepared for opposition. Learn how to respond to anti-choice
7. Keep in mind security
considerations. Make sure your members and attendees feel safe and
comfortable at your functions.
Visit the Vox Website for more
information on how to start a Vox group and for tools to help you recruit
members, organize events, and hold meetings.
Don't wait until next semester to take action on reproductive choice!
There are many ways you can get involved right now.
Research key issues. To find out what issues are in the news, visit
Planned Parenthood of New
Jersey and get the latest information on choice issues.
Learn about policies on your campus.
Does your campus provide emergency contraception?
Is your student body considered to be progressive or conservative?
Is there a women's studies program you can work with?
Are there feminist and pro-choice student groups?
Is there a women's center on campus?
Are condoms and other safer-sex materials readily available in student
Join the Planned
Parenthood Action Network to get up-to-date information on choice news.
As a member, you will be able to fax or email your legislators and
policymakers at the click of a button!
Register to Vote! (PDF)
or Volunteer with Planned Parenthood of Central New Jersey.