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Uploads for a Good Cause

Course Hero is partnering with college organizations across the country to make philanthropic donations. Find out how your group can partner with us next!

Course Hero regularly provides scholarship opportunities for motivated individual students. So it seemed natural to support motivated student groups as well, especially in their efforts to join in philanthropy at national and global levels.

Since 2010, Course Hero has partnered with Books for Africa for our Knowledge Drive, for which we donate one book to a child abroad for every 10 documents uploaded to our site. Our donations, facilitated by the support, dedication, and generosity of our student community, made us the top donor in the 1 Million Books for Gambia project by 2016 and have resulted in 260,318 books given to the organization to date. We are proud of this accomplishment, and it’s inspired us to grow our giving program.

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Introducing our new initiative

Expanding on the idea of uploads for a good cause, Course Hero has launched a new giving initiative. We will now partner with student organizations to donate $200 to select philanthropies for every 100 documents the groups upload. On top of that, we will donate to a cause of their choice.

These upload-athons will create a place where students like you can study and upload original class notes and documents (supporting other students’ learning) while raising money for a cause you believe in.

Once the group’s documents have been accepted, the participants can choose where Course Hero will direct a $200 donation. Most groups select a local organization close to their hearts:

CSU Sacramento: Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc

Donated by Sigma Omicron Pi – Epsilon Chapter
Students came together to fight for racial justice and civil and human rights when we needed it the most by choosing to donate to LDF.

UC Berkeley Own It

UC Berkeley’s Own It chapter hosted a Course Hero–partnered event and the donation went toward Own It’s mission of helping women attain leadership positions.

Indiana U Tex’s BBQ

Donated by Phi Gamma Nu

Course Hero was proud to donate to Indiana U’s Tex’s BBQ event, whose mission is to raise mental health awareness on campus.

U of Iowa Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation

Donated by Zeta Tau Alpha

Students at the University of Iowa’s Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation partnered with Course Hero to support educational programming and leadership development that addresses the needs of our changing society.

UC Irvine Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches

Donated by Kappa Zeta Phi

At UC Irvine, the Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches donation went toward recruiting compatible blood donors for Asian-American and multiracial patients waiting for a stem cell or bone marrow transplant.

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How you can get involved

Since the launch of this project last September, Course Hero has already donated $40,000 to student-selected philanthropies, and we’ve just begun. Check out the list below for all of Course Hero’s partner schools. If you would like to get your group involved, please reach out to your Course Hero rep about setting up a sponsored study session!

Course Hero is also hiring Campus Reps at the schools listed below, so if you’re interested in joining the team, apply now. We’re always looking for talented and motivated candidates!

We are hiring Campus Reps at these schools: 

United States:

Boise State University
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
California State University Los Angeles
California State University, Long Beach
California State University, Sacramento
California State University, San Bernardino
Indiana University Of Pennsylvania
Indiana University, Bloomington
James Madison University
Kent State University
Marquette University
Mississippi State University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Saint Louis University
Syracuse University
The University of Oklahoma
Tufts University
Tulane University
University at Buffalo
University of Arkansas
University of Central Florida
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Colorado, Denver
University of Dayton
University Of Denver
University of Iowa
University of Kansas
University of Louisville
University of Maine
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of North Carolina
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
University of Vermont
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Utah State University
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Washington University in St. Louis
West Virginia University


Algoma University
British Columbia Institute of Technology
Dalhousie University
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Mount Royal University
Thompson Rivers University
University Canada West
University of Regina
University of Saskatchewan
University of Toronto
University of Toronto, Mississauga
University of Toronto, Scarborough
University of Victoria
Vancouver Island University

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