Photo: Xerces Society / Sara Morris 

Applying to become a bee campus usa affiliate

Join the national network of college and university campuses committed to supporting pollinators! Questions about the process? Visit our FAQ page.

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Application steps

1. Form a committee.

Committees generally include a mix of students, faculty, and staff. At least one member of the grounds or landscaping department must serve on the committee to facilitate communication between the committee and those involved in campus landscaping. The committee should have a chair or multiple co-chairs and meet on a regular schedule. To maintain continuity a student may not be the sole chair, however a student is welcome to serve as a co-chair along with a faculty or staff member.

2. Complete the online application form.

Log in to create a profile and complete the online application form. Your application form will be reviewed once you indicate that it is complete and ready for review.

3. Gain approval from the president or chancellor.

Gain approval from the president or chancellor and indicate that the application has been approved on the online application. Xerces does not require written confirmation of approval from the president or chancellor, but by checking the appropriate box on the application you certify that the president or chancellor is aware of and has approved the application.

4. Pay the application fee.

Payment information is available once you begin your application. Once the final application and fee payment have been submitted, Xerces will notify all contacts listed on the application form of the approval of your application. Application and renewal fees are based on student enrollment.


A pollinator pocket garden on a campus with trees and buildings in the background.
Photo: Mark Starrett
Students at a university work together to plant a tree.
Photo: Marianella Franklin

Bee Campus USA Publications

Application Preview​

This is meant to give you a preview of the application. To complete the application please scroll down and click on "apply now" to access our online portal. ​

Bee Campus USA Presentation

This presentation is meant to provide an introduction to the program. It is approximately 15 minutes and you can either download a copy with recommended text to present yourself or the recorded narrated version.

Bee City USA ArcGIS Story Map

View this multimedia presentation to learn more about Bee City USA and Bee Campus USA.

Application Registration

Log into our online portal to begin an application and access additional resources. Once you log in you can return anytime to view or edit your application.


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