Dues to Support the Commitment

Thank you for your support of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. Your contributions support our ongoing efforts to recruit new signatories, provide technical assistance to existing signatories, and otherwise support sustainability efforts in the higher education sector. Jump to Payment Options.

Benefits Made Possible by Dues

ACUPCC Membership Dues enable Second Nature to administer the basic functions of the ACUPCC network and provide a wide range of benefits, including discounts, resources, expertise, training, education, networking opportunities and ongoing program support. ACUPCC Membership Dues also leverage foundation and corporate support that further assists signatory institutions in their climate action work and helps keep the dues at a minimum. For the complete list of benefits made possible by the ACUPCC Membership Dues, please click here.

Basic Membership Dues (per academic year)

If you represent a signatory school, please refer to the listing below to determine which group is appropriate for your institution. 12-month full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment is based on most recent IPEDS Data Center enrollment numbers:

  • A: $750 for 2-year institution with less than 5,000 FTE enrollment
  • B: $1,500 for 2-year institution with 5,000 – 10,000 FTE enrollment
  • C: $3,000 for 2-year institution with more than 10,000 FTE enrollment
  • D: $750 for 4-year/graduate institution with less than 1,000 FTE enrollment
  • E: $2,000 for 4-year/graduate institution with 1,000 – 5,000 FTE enrollment
  • F: $3,000 for 4-year/graduate institution with 5,000 – 15,000 FTE enrollment
  • G: $4,000 for 4-year/graduate institution with more than 15,000 FTE enrollment

Leadership Level Dues (per academic year)

For more information on becoming a Leadership Level Member, contact Mabel Sanchez, Business Manager at Second Nature.

  • Valedictorian: $20,000
  • Summa Cum Laude: $15,000
  • Maxima Cum Laude: $10,000
  • Magna Cum Laude: $5,000
  • Cum Laude: Beyond Basic Dues

Payment Options

Pay by Check

Please send a check with your institution’s name and “ACUPCC Dues” indicated on it to:

Second Nature
18 Tremont Street
Suite 930
Boston, MA 02108

Pay by Credit Card

By clicking on “DONATE” below, you will be redirected to an online payment system that allows you to securely submit your institution’s membership dues*.

NOTE: You must indicate your institution’s name in the checkout process in order for your payment to be properly attributed.


Institution Name (required)

Pay by Wire Transfer

For payment via wire transfer, please contact Mabel Sanchez, Business Manager at Second Nature at 617-722-0036 ext. 201.

*The ACUPCC is a signature program of Second Nature. Second Nature uses PayPal to process ACUPCC membership dues and online donations. In doing so, we have been able to significantly reduce the administrative fees associated with collecting ACUPCC dues online. Please contact Mabel Sanchez if you have any questions about PayPal.

Global warming is a defining issue of the 21st century, and higher education must be a leader in addressing global climate change through research, education, and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
—Amy Gutmann, President, University of Pennsylvania
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