Become a Member

Colleges and universities are preparing future leaders to address the global challenges facing society. In today’s world, where environmental challenges have grown more complex, the role of science in environmental decision-making remains as essential as ever. NCSE Members are four- and two-year colleges and universities from around the world that are leading society towards science-based solutions to environmental challenges. See a list of current NCSE Members.

NCSE Members are part of NCSE’s international community of influential leaders across scientific and academic societies, government at all levels, and the private sector. NCSE works with universities to provide concrete opportunities for students to engage with local governments and learn about science policy through immersive experiences. The NCSE community engages in scholarship and synthesis to help prepare the next generation of environmental leaders for the workforce of the future. 

Membership benefits extend to everyone at the institution, including deans, directors, academic leaders, faculty, staff, and students. The benefits also provide a mechanism to strengthen and expand interdisciplinary connections among departments, colleges, and centers.

 

NCSE Alliance of Sustainability and Environmental Leaders

The NCSE Alliance of Sustainability and Environmental Academic Leaders (NCSE Leaders’ Alliance) brings together over 100 deans, directors, and academic leaders of environmental and sustainability departments, programs, and schools from all NCSE Members. Participation in the NCSE Leaders' Alliance provides a valuable peer network for academic leaders to improve the quality and effectiveness of environmental and sustainability higher education programs, research, curricula, and workforce development.

Formerly known as the NCSE Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (CEDD) and the NCSE Community College Alliance for Sustainability Education (CCASE), the NCSE Leaders’ Alliance now captures both CEDD and CCASE and includes the expansion of academic leaders beyond deans and directors as the landscape of sustainability education has continued to evolve and grow. Each NCSE Member is invited to select two deans, directors, and academic leaders to represent their institution on the NCSE Leaders’ Alliance. The NCSE Leaders’ Alliance provides input and perspective on priorities of NCSE Members and advances the quality and effectiveness of interdisciplinary environmental and sustainability education and scholarship.

 

Current Membership Benefits

  • Participate in the NCSE Alliance of Sustainability and Environmental Academic Leaders (NCSE Leaders' Alliance), a group for deans, directors, and academic leaders to connect with peers on a range of issues in higher education. Formerly known as the NCSE Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (CEDD) and the NCSE Community College Alliance for Sustainability Education (CCASE).

  • Attend the NCSE Annual Conference with select complimentary registrations and unlimited discounted registrations.

  • Engage with local governments and support students to navigate the science-policy interface.

  • Lead and participate in Communities of Practice, technical working groups that support and amplify education, research, and analysis from higher education institutions.

  • Access to NCSE Higher Education Research Reports for analysis of national trends in environmental and sustainability education and research to help institutions innovate. 

  • Receive exclusive communications that shares tangible tools for science to engage in environmental decision-making, such as NCSE Pathways and a members-only email list.

  • Attend in-person and virtual events and webinars that convene scientists, thought leaders, and decision-makers.
     

Membership Dues

The dues structure is new for the 2020–2021 membership year, developed in response to feedback and to support the reach of the NCSE community internationally. 

 

Student Enrollment: ≥7,500 full-time students Annual Membership Dues
High Income Countries $5,500
Middle Income Countries $3,300
Low Income Countries $2,200
Student Enrollment: <7,500 full-time students  
High Income Countries $2,500
Middle Income Countries $1,500
Low Income Countries $1,000

View the list of countries by income grouping.


Please contact Leah Izzett, Membership and Grants Manager, for additional information or if your institution is interested in joining NCSE.