Signatory member institutions are those who sign their support of the Talloires Declaration. They demonstrate institutional support for the values expressed in our founding document. The Talloires Networks’ Engaged Members lead and support the network’s efforts to build a global civic engagement movement. Faculty, staff, and students from Engaged Member institutions have frequently adopted critical roles in network programs, events, and Global Leaders Conferences. The support of Engaged Members guides and sustains the Network. We invite you to join the Talloires Network of Engaged Universities to further advance the global university civic engagement movement.
Foster the growth of the university civic engagement movement by committing your university to be an engaged member of the Talloires Network of Engaged Universities!
Engaged member universities commit to supporting The Network’s programs, initiatives, and research by contributing annual dues based on their host country’s Human Development Index rating, according to the United Nations Development Program. Annual dues under this system range between $500 to $7,500 per year and are determined according to a university’s geographic location. Engaged members make it possible for all civically engaged universities to participate in this crucial work, helping to lead our global movement to strengthen the civic roles and social responsibilities of higher education.
Benefits for Engaged Members include opportunities to:
Engaged members enjoy an umbrella membership, which means that all staff, faculty and students can receive the benefits. To become an engaged member university, we ask that you become a signatory member and commit to supporting The Network by contributing annual dues. We also 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.
To become an Engaged Member, email the Talloires Network Secretariat (email@example.com).
Between 2005 and 2020, more than 400 universities became signatories to the Talloires Declaration. By declaring their support of our founding document, these universities support the ideals and values that drive our work. In order to become a signatory member, universities provided a letter of commitment signed by the president, vice chancellor, or rector.
To become a signatory member university, simply contact The Network secretariat and give a brief overview of your civic engagement activities. 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 Nieves Segovia of Universidad Camilo José Cela, Chair of the Network’s Steering Committee. The letter should be scanned and emailed to The Network secretariat. 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.
Benefits for Signatory Members include opportunities to: