OWASP Student Chapters Program

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The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) has local chapters around the world that help teach, learn, and inspire application security. Our College Chapters program helps to extend application security into colleges and universities worldwide. If your school has a computer science or management information systems degree, we want to start a College Chapter there.

Apply for OWASP College Chapter Leadership

If you're interested in starting a College Chapter at your school, please review the rules for the College Chapter program below and then fill out the short application form. In short, all we expect is that you will find a location, organize monthly meetings, learn a lot about application security, behave ethically, and have fun!

OWASP College Chapter Application Form

OWASP College Chapter Rules

  1. Your primary goal is to promote understanding of application security
  2. You will have a President, Treasurer, and Secretary
  3. You will have meetings at least monthly throughout the school year
  4. You will arrange for a place to meet that is conducive to discussion, presentations, etc…
  5. You will work with faculty to integrate application security into the CS curriculum
  6. You will encourage members to make regular updates to the OWASP wiki, submit projects to OWASP, participate in OWASP conferences, etc…
  7. You will NOT engage in any unauthorized security testing or other unethical behavior

Algeria Student Chapter

More info on the chapter's home page: OWASP Algeria Student Chapter

Morocco Student Chapter

Greek Student Chapter

Located at Larissa, Greece, Technological Institute of Larissa,

Computer Science & Telecommunications

Within the chapter's actions are:

  • Inform the students about Web Applications Security, organizing events, such as:
    • speeches
    • presentations
    • inviting Securiy Professionals
What does this OWASP project offer you?
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what is this project?
Name: OWASP Student Chapters Program (home page)
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License: Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0
who is working on this project?
Project Leader(s):
  • Mateo Martinez @
  • Antonios Manaras @
how can you learn more?
Project Pamphlet: Not Yet Created
Project Presentation:
Mailing list: Mailing List Archives
Project Roadmap: View
Key Contacts
  • Contact Mateo Martinez @ to contribute to this project
  • Contact Mateo Martinez @ to review or sponsor this project
  • Contact the GPC to report a problem or concern about this project or to update information.
current release
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other releases

During the Summit 2011, we had a 'dynamic' session about the college chapter programm: http://forum.owasp.org/index.php/Summit_2011_Working_Sessions/Session261

Project leader responsibilities:

  • maintaining list of college chapters
  • being the link (whenever requested) to the OWASP community
  • find OWASP members to be advisor for students during their research

College Chapter responsibilities:

  • annually appoint college chapter leaders to guarantee continiuty
  • follow the Chapter Handbook
  • promote the college chapter inside and outside the university
  • seakout for a faculty advisor
  • get involved in the local chapter (if available)


  • Global Membership Committee,
    • create student membership for free
    • including student-specific welcome package
  • Create promotion material for the college chapter
    • reach out to PR students for PR material
  • create College Chaper competition (ask John Wilander for ideas)
    • research, development, everything
  • Local Chapters, support the local college chapter
    • speakers
    • chapter meeting invitation
  • Rename to student chapter
  • enable seperate mailinglists per college chapter

  • requesting quotes from goverment, industry and
 ... to   promote security education at universities
    • Industry / connection committee

December 18th 2011

Outcome of the meeting / goals for the student chapters to the next meeting in January 2012:

  • Update your info at the Student Chapter Program:


For that, request an account for the OWASP wiki: https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Special:RequestAccount

Add the following information:

  • University
  • Contact details
  • goals
  • Goals for the student chapters:
  1. Organize 1 security event at your university

--> free of charge --> Set a date, so we can send out a call for paper to the OWASP Community

  1. To have a delegation of your student chapter at the OWASP AppSec conference nearest to you

https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_AppSec_Conference -> get involved in reginal and local events

  1. Promote OWASP at your university!
  1. Be online the next meeting:

Doodle and invitation will be send out soon!

March 1st 2011

TODO's update:

  • Project has to be renamed to "Student Chapter Program", Martin

--> waiting for Paulo

  • Finding other, existing Student / University initiatives, Edward

--> will be done after finalizing information to send out

  • Contact with the Membership Committee about proposing Free Student Membership, Martin

--> will be purposed at the Global Education Committee meeting --> waiting for reply of the Membership Committee

    • Creation of a student specific welcome package

--> task has to be assigned

  • Create College Chaper competition, Edward

--> contact Fabio (AppSec-EU 2011) and John (AppSec-Eu 2010)

  • Contact the registered Student Chapters about project restart, Edward & Martin

February 15th 2011

Project leads are, as volunteered during the Summit, Edward Bonver and Martin Knobloch.


  • Project has to be renamed to "Student Chapter Program", Martin
  • Finding other, existing Student / University initiatives, Edward
  • Contact with the Membership Committee about proposing Free Student Membership, Martin
    • Creation of a student specific welcome package
  • Create College Chaper competition, Edward
  • Contact the registered Student Chapters about project restart, Edward & Martin