Campus Chapter: Getting Started | CodeChef
Getting Started

Ready to make a name for your college on CodeChef? Here are some simple instructions for how to start your own Campus Chapter:

You can start a CodeChef Chapter on your campus with just two members. However, having more members provides greater opportunities for discussion, feedback and fun!

Pick a Campus Representative

Your campus representative is essentially the President of your Campus Chapter. This person will head the core committee of the chapter. Once you select a Campus Representative, let us know. We'll keep that person in the loop with everything going on at CodeChef.

Note: Based on the level of activity we'll send the representative a certificate of appreciation.

Nominate a Faculty Advisor

Nominate a faculty advisor for your chapter. The Faculty Advisor:

  • Serves as a mentor to the chapter
  • Provides guidance whenever required
  • Helps manage logistics with the university

Here's an email you can send to invite a faculty member to become your Faculty Advisor:

Subject: Would you like to be CodeChef Campus Chapter Faculty Advisor?

From: < You >

Dear Professor < Name >,

We're starting a CodeChef Campus Chapter at our college and we'd like to invite you to become our Faculty Advisor. CodeChef ( is a global programming community that hosts contests, trainings and events for programmers around the world. We're starting a Campus Chapter at our college to create a better programming community here. We hope that it will become a way for programming students to meet, share ideas, and improve our skills. As our Faculty Advisor, you would Serve as a mentor to the chapter Provide guidance on programming problems We think you would be great for this role. Please let us know if you can take it up!

< Your Name >

Name Your Chapter

If you like, you can give your chapter a unique name - something related to your college or your group of members. Note: Please format your name like this: "CodeChef Chapter - Chapter Name" (For example: "CodeChef Chapter: IIIT Hyderabad Hyderbananas".

Make a website (optional) and your own wikispace

We will provide you a wiki space where you can put information of your committee members and your upcoming events, you can keep this updated for the students of your college. Apart from this we will provide you a domain and sponsor you hosting, depending on how active you are, where you can create your website for the campus chapter and participate in the Best website excellence award.

Fill out the form

Get started by filling out the form here: