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  (dormant) Durham, North Carolina
East Carolina University Greenville, North Carolina
Eckerd College  (dormant) St. Petersburg, Florida
University of North Carolina, Wilmington Wilmington, North Carolina
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:


Below are resources of interest to The Coastal Society members.

Professional Development Resources