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Chapters of The Coastal Society

The Coastal Society is fostering the next generation of coastal leaders through student chapters. The chapters are committed to furthering the mission of TCS, to actively address emerging coastal issues by fostering dialogue, forging partnerships, and promoting communication and education. Student chapters are run entirely by students. Furthermore, student chapters seek to fulfill a mission of stewardship of the local coastal ecosystem through education, restoration and fund-raising.

Current Student Chapters



Duke University Durham, North Carolina
East Carolina University Greenville, North Carolina
Eckerd College St. Petersburg, Florida
University of North Carolina, Wilmington Wilmington, North Carolina
Oregon State University Corvallis, Oregon
University of Rhode Island Kingston, Rhode Island

Interested in forming a TCS Chapter?

Here are the basic documents that help chapters form, affiliate, and operate from year to year:

Procedure for Forming a Chapter

Chapter Acceptance Procedure

Letter of Agreement

Operating Guidelines

Chapter Annual Review Letter

Chapter Annual Report Cover Sheet

Template Chapter Financial Report

If you have questions about forming a chapter or are ready to get started, contact the TCS Executive Director, Judy Tucker at