Is your institution a senior college/university (i.e., at least a four-year, baccalaureate-awarding institution)?
Is your institution accredited by the applicable regional-accreditation agency?
Does your institution offer courses in the social sciences in terms of bachelor’s- and/or graduate-degree programs and have a qualified faculty in the social sciences?
Does your institution have doctoral-level social-science faculty members teaching in most of the institution’s social-science areas?
Do you have someone willing to serve as a faculty sponsor?
Do you expect to have at least 15 charter members?
If you answered "YES" to each of these question, complete the online application form below. Upon review, if applications meet the above criteria then a site visit is completed.