Who is our membership for?

1. (inter)national student-led or student-focused organizations, empowering students to lead on sustainability and social justice to address the climate emergency

2. local student organizations with high impact solutions (campaigns, change models, programs, projects) that are ready to be scaled internationally

Our focus is mainly on tertiary / higher education, but we are also open to national organizations focusing on secondary education.

SOS International was founded from the students’ union movement and we are particularly keen to ensure our membership includes a good representation of national student unions.

Please note: we are not accepting individual persons as members, only organizations and their representatives.


Membership is free: we we want your action, not your money

SOS international members commit to one or more of the following:

Contribute to our research
We run a global survey about students’ attitudes on sustainability. SOS International members can support this by spreading the survey in their network.

Deliver a program or campaign from our portfolio
We offer a number of impactful programs and can support you in delivering it. Use our tried and tested programs and campaigns so you don’t need to start from zero.

Bring your campaign or program into our portfolio
If you have a proven and impactful program on sustainability and/or social justice and you are able to help others implement it, we offer the platform to do so.

Strengthen the capacity of SOS International and/or our members
Help gain new members, develop the membership, share content from other members, provide student volunteers, or generate funding.


If you have developed an impactful program, campaign or event, we help you make it visible and accessible to a global audience of student sustainability organizations

Collaboration opportunities
Collaborate with other SOS members and our partner organizations on joint projects, programs, campaigns, or events. Pitch your idea, or join initiatives of others.

Inspiration and support
Discover how your organization can start tackling sustainability and social justice issues by implementing impactful programs from our portfolio, or get support from SOS and our members.

Access to resources
We help you go further and faster by sharing good practices and applying for funding together.


Interested in becoming a member?

Fill out this application form or contact us for more information

! attention: our membership program is currently on hold due to an organizational and staff transition. In the meantime, you can still apply. Thank your for your patience, we’ll get in touch with you as soon as possible.

Read more about the SOS International members on this page.

Language proficiency requirements: All member communications are in English.