FAQs

Below are answers to frequently asked questions. If you have a question, please email it to the ISCN Secretariat This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Is membership open to any institution?

ISCN membership is open to institutions that endorse the ISCN-GULF Sustainable Campus Charter and demonstrate a commitment to sustainability on campus. Membership is granted upon ISCN Board approval of a submitted application and submitted signed Charter. 

How can my university become an ISCN member?

To start the membership process, please complete the ISCN Membership Application on the ISCN website or send a copy to the ISCN Secretariat (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

How much does my university have to pay in membership dues?

Annual membership dues are based on total student enrollment (undergraduate and graduate students), OECD and OPEC country status. A chart outlining on our membership dues for various institution sizes may be found here.

Can I get involved with the ISCN if my institution is not a formal member?

Yes! Please sign up for our mailing list to receive updates on events and initiatives. Additionally, you may:

  • Attend the upcoming ISCN Conference
  • Apply for an Award
  • Participate in a Working Group: Sign up on the ISCN website
  • Join us on Twitter (@ISCNSecretariat) and share updates!

Who is eligible to apply for an ISCN Sustainable Campus Excellence Award?

Any institution may apply for an ISCN Sustainable Campus Excellence Award. Winners are selected by a jury and receive the award at the ISCN Award Ceremony that takes place as part of our annual conference.

What is the deadline for Charter Reporting?

The ISCN encourages members to submit Charter Reports annually in April. Reports submitted at this time generally cover the previous year's sustainability performance, goals and initiatives. The ISCN Secretariat is happy to review drafts and post final reports on our website throughout the year. ISCN Charter reports may also be submitted as part of a larger sustainability report if this is the typical reporting approach for your organization.

Where can I find an example of a Charter Report?

All Charter Reports submitted by our members are available for public viewing on our website.

How often does the ISCN host conferences?

ISCN Conferences are hosted annually.

How can my institution apply to host a conference?

If your institution is interested in hosting a future ISCN Conference, please email the ISCN Secretariat (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to indicate your interest.

How can I connect with other ISCN members?

One of the best ways to connect with other ISCN members is at our annual conference. Our conferences are small to facilitate one-on-one exchanges and offer ample networking opportunities. You may also join us on Twitter (@ISCNSecretariat). If you are an ISCN member, you may use our member listserv or post comments by logging into the ISCN website to the Members’ Only portal.

My regional network is very helpful, why participate in a global network?

Regional networks are important for addressing unique contexts and special membership concerns. While the ISCN does provide overlap on regional topics, we can also provide a global perspective, broad international experience, and can serve as the umbrella organization connecting regional and local networks. If your network is interested in learning more about how to be strategically involved with the ISCN, please contact the ISCN Secretariat This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..