Become a GCSE Member

About GCSE Membership

GCSE Members are part of an international community of influential leaders across scientific and academic societies, government at all levels, and the private sector. GCSE works with a core community of colleges and universities to provide concrete resources and opportunities for higher education leaders and their partners in transdisciplinary environmental and sustainability education and research (TESER) to work across public, private, and nonprofit sectors, and from local to global scales.

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Membership Benefits

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


Advancing Actionable Knowledge and Transdisciplinary Education

GCSE is committed to advancing actionable knowledge and transdisciplinary education and knowledge production. By joining, organizations can actively participate in and contribute to this emerging field, advancing environmental knowledge and solutions through collaboration.


Attend GCSE Workshops and Convenings

Internationally-Recognized Convenings: GCSE convenes global leaders in science, policy, and the environment, creating opportunities for all attendees to learn from each other, collaborate on interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary themes, and build productive professional relationships. Members also benefit from limited complimentary and discounted registrations, as well as free registration for students for select convenings.

Member Meetings and Special Events: GCSE organizes in-person and virtual events and webinars for members that convene scientists, thought leaders, and decision-makers. Learn more about upcoming and past member eventsMany GCSE events result in the creation of sustained learning and resources, including the Science as Actionable Knowledge video series, Indigenous Knowledge & Western Science: Collaboration, Relationship, and Climate Solutions learning series, and the Transatlantic Symposium: Academic Research Institutions Advancing Sustainability.


Lead and Participate in Communities of Practice

Communities of Practice (CoPs) are technical working groups that support the GCSE mission. GCSE Members are invited to join these groups to advance capacity building, increase deeper engagement between members, and improve the focus, scale, and impact of GCSE initiatives. Learn more.

Sustainability Education Community of Practice: GCSE provides a platform for members to engage in a Community of Practice focused on sustainability education. This community aims to support and advance the implementation of a shared reference framework for key competencies in sustainability, serving as a guideline for program development in higher education.


Youth Engagement through EnvironMentors® 

GCSE supports member institutions hosting chapters of GCSE’s EnvironMentors® program, which mentors and motivates high school students from communities underrepresented in the sciences. This initiative helps young people plan and conduct environmental research and encourages them to pursue careers in environmental stewardship.


Receive Exclusive Communications

GCSE Pathways is an electronic publication that shares opportunities and resources to engage in environmental decision-making, reflects on current trends in the science-policy interface, and includes events and opportunities of specific relevance to GCSE Members. The members-only Google group allows the GCSE member community to engage in discussions, share information, and exchange resources. Contact the GCSE Membership team to subscribe.


Membership Dues

Higher Education

Student Enrollment: ≥7,500 full-time students Annual Membership Dues (USD)
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.

*All United States-based 2-year academic institutions have a $2,500 membership fee regardless of enrollment.


Annual Membership Dues (USD)


Government, NGOs, and Other Organization Types

  Annual Membership Dues (USD)
High Income Countries $2,500
Middle Income Countries $1,500
Low Income Countries $1,000

View the list of countries by income grouping.

For those with budget challenges, alternative arrangements can be made. Please contact the membership team for special assistance at

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