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By becoming a member of the Center for Resilient and Sustainable Communities (C-RASC), you can become part of our community of researchers at Mason who share an interest in scholarship and research of consequence related to various dimensions of resilient and sustainable communities.

If you are interested in becoming a member of C-RASC, please email an updated copy of your CV to along with a brief explanation of how your teaching, research or interests align with C-RASC.

Membership Categories

Affiliate members

Members of the Mason community who engage with issues of resilience and sustainability in their teaching, research or creative activities are encouraged to join C-RASC as affiliate members. Affiliate members can self-nominate or can be nominated by core members. Affiliation with C-RASC indicates alignment with the Center’s mission to support locally-led sustainability and resilience initiatives across a wide range of disciplines. Affiliate members are encouraged to attend C-RASC events and otherwise engage with the C-RASC community, as transdisciplinary networking and collaboration are key tenets of the Center.

In some cases, practitioners or faculty external to Mason can become affiliates members after longstanding collaboration with C-RASC. In these cases, it is important to note that affiliation recognizes an ongoing collaborative relationship and is not an official affiliate faculty appointment with Mason.

Core members

Core Members are individuals who are involved with and substantially contribute to major Center projects, programs, and initiatives. Status as a Core Member will be a function of continuing contributions to the Center’s research mission. Prospective Core Members can be brought to the attention of the Center Director or Leadership Team for consideration. Upon review, nominated individuals will be invited to join as a Core Member. The term of appointment for Core Members is three years. Terms are renewable subject to mutual agreement.

To see a list of C-RASC’s current core and affiliate members, visit our members page.

Student members

Student Members are students who are involved with Center projects, programs, and initiatives. Status as a Student Member will be a function of alignment with the Center’s research mission. Potential Student Members must be enrolled in a degree program at George Mason University. Graduate, undergraduate, and visiting students seeking membership must be sponsored by one of the Leadership Team or Core Members.