The second week of September, I invaded five campuses armed with books (Why Liberty), a sign, and sign-up lists. My mission was to identify students who are passionate about promoting liberty on each campus. Luckily, I had made some allies on most of the campuses I planned to invade, which came in handy when navigating around campus, helping with recruitment, and avoiding any problems with campus authorities.
Each campus brought its own challenges, and sometimes I found myself all alone on the battlefield; but overall we accomplished a lot, and it was definitely worth all the work and preparation. During my invasions I learned a lot, and I wanted to share this knowledge with anyone who plans on invading a campus in the future.
When planning your campus invasion, there are a few things you can do in advance to make things easier, and increase your success. First, identify a pro-liberty student or professor on the campus you intend to invade, and request their help (Facebook Graphs is a great tool to use to identify pro-liberty students on a particular campus, and IHS has a large list of pro-liberty professors from colleges around the world). If you identify a pro-liberty professor, ask if they will allow you to give a brief advertisement before or after one of their classes, and request that they become the faculty adviser if the group needs one.
Also, determine when the school has their student activities fair, and plan your invasion for that day. Sometimes is it better not to ask to participate in the student activities fair since most schools only allow registered student organizations to take part, but I recommend bringing enough materials with you to participate in the fair if the opportunity arises.
The first campus I invaded was a campus that I had never stepped foot on and had no contacts at, but without even planning I had managed to invade on the very day the school was having their