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Presidents and chancellors who join Seed Coalition connect their institutions with awards, professional development opportunities, consulting, resources, publications, and more, all with the goal to support community engagement and democratic renewal. 

While college and university presidents and chancellors are the official members of our coalition, everyone associated with a member campus can access member benefits. Academic leaders, faculty, staff, students, and community partners regularly call on us for a number of services to enhance their engagement efforts.

As a member of our Coalition, you receive access to:

Professional Development

Opportunities for staff, faculty and administrators via the Engaged Faculty InstituteCommunities of PracticeNetwork Gatherings, and the Presidents’ Leadership Retreat.

AmeriCorps Programs

Access to national service through our AmeriCorps programs, with options for both students and full-time positions.

Road-tested Resources

Enjoy resources, including tools and frameworks for community engagement and lesson plans for civic engagement focused workshops.

The Civic Action Academy

Participate in the only regional student conference focused on civic and community engagement.

Annual Awards

Celebrate your community’s successes at our annual awards ceremony which recognizes the special achievements of individuals and groups on campus and in their communities.

Expert Consulting

Consultations on civic engagement, community-engaged learning and partnerships, and how the civic mission of higher education connects with the values, work, and culture of your campus. 

Custom Services

Enjoy one custom service per year which can include facilitation or workshops for faculty/staff/students.

Yes, You Can Run!

A support program for students, faculty, and staff to help them run for elected office.

As a Member, You Also Gain:

  • Solidarity with institutions across Minnesota and Iowa of all types and sizes with leadership committed to the public purposes of higher education
  • Connection with individuals across higher education sectors around a shared sense of purpose in our communities and democracy.
  • Opportunities to contribute your voice in advocacy efforts for the field of community and civic engagement in higher education. 
  • Engagement strategies that support the success of Iowa and Minnesota’s increasingly diverse students.
  • Access to external resources that build capacity at member institutions and their partners.

Achieve more with us.

Together we are creating community-campus  partnerships, building professional networks, empowering future leaders, and delivering on the public purposes of higher education.

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Seed Coalition strengthens the capacity of colleges and universities to fulfill the public purposes of higher education through its coalition of diverse college campuses in Iowa, Minnesota, and the Midwest. Our network includes rural and urban campuses, public universities and private colleges, community colleges, and trade schools.

We connect higher education professionals who work in the spaces of community and civic engagement and educate students through community and civic learning experiences. Learn about our mission and values and meet our members.

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