The process to join is simple. We ask that you contact the Talloires Network Secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org) and give a brief overview of your civic engagement activities, and/or links to pages about your civic engagement work on your institution’s website. This will help us confirm that you are committed to engaging with your community, and it will also provide us with content for a profile of your institution on our website (to see examples of other universities’ profiles, visit our members page).
Once you have been approved to join, you will need to provide a letter of commitment signed by the president, vice-chancellor, or rector. The letter should be addressed to President Mark Gearan of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Chair of the Talloires Network Steering Committee. The letter should be scanned and emailed to the Talloires Network Secretariat (email@example.com).
Click here for a sample letter of commitment that can be adapted for your institution. This letter outlines your personal and institutional commitment to the values and goals of the Talloires Declaration.
Please contact the Talloires Network Secretariat to help guide you through the membership process, provide you with additional information, and answer any questions you may have.
The membership is an umbrella membership, which means that all staff, faculty and students can then participate in the network and take advantage of any opportunities that arise. Members of the network commit themselves to action on both individual and collective levels. Members agree to expand and strengthen their civic engagement and social responsibility work through teaching, learning, research, and service. They also agree to share information on their civic engagement policies and programs with the membership of the network.
In order to make the most of your membership, we ask that you assign a liaison to work with us on promoting your institution’s civic engagement and to connect you with other members to work on collaborative projects.
There is no fee to join the Talloires Network.