1. Membership in the UCGIS requires the support of the senior administration of the applicant's institution. Applications must include a letter of support from the president, provost, or comparable administrator recognizing the institution's financial obligation to the UCGIS.
2. Applicants must prepare a description of how their institution will fulfill/contribute to the mission statement of the UCGIS. Information on Research and Related Activities, Teaching and Curriculum, Laboratories, Multidisciplinary Connections, and Staff Resources will be used by the Membership Committee as it makes its recommendations.
Applications are due by March 15. The Membership Committee reviews the materials and makes its recommendations to the Board of Directors, and the UCGIS Council votes on membership applications at its annual symposium in May. Membership becomes effective immediately after a vote to accept. New members may participate fully in the rest of the council meeting.
Application materials are to be submitted online. Please consult with Executive Director (Diana Sinton, email@example.com) and the Chair of the Membership Committee (Seth Spielman, firstname.lastname@example.org) for information.