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TASS

A free program for high school sophomores in Critical Black and Ethnic Studies

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TASP

Free seminars for high school juniors.

Cornell House

The Branches

Residential communities for university students.

Leadership. Democracy. Service.

Telluride Association is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to prepare and inspire promising students to lead and serve through free, transformative educational experiences rooted in critical thinking and democratic community. Our educational programs, offered at no cost to their participants, prepare promising individuals—through intellectual inquiry, democratic self-government, and meaningful work—to define and discharge their obligations to humanity by developing the skills, knowledge, and strength of character necessary to do so.

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For High School Students

Telluride Association’s free summer programs—TASP for juniors and TASS for sophomores—offer a small number of motivated high school students the opportunity to critically engage with peers and ideas in a university setting. Learn more…

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For University Students

Students living at Telluride Association’s residential houses at Cornell University and the University of Michigan receive full room and board scholarships and shape the intellectual communities of their houses. Learn more…

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For College Faculty

None of Telluride Association’s programs could succeed without the participation of the many university faculty members who teach our summer programs or live in our branches. Learn more…







Blog

  • Board Games

    by Puneet Singh MB16 TA17 The Board of Custodians met for their quarterly meeting and conducted some on-site Manager visits in beautiful Boston this weekend. Currently, one of the major issues that is on everyone’s mind is how to incorporate our values as an Association......

  • Ithaca is Gorges–And So Is Telluride

    by Matthew Trail SP81 CB82 TA84 The Fall Creek and Cascadilla Creek gorges flanking Cornell University’s campus are a signature attraction for visitors, and have also been popular destinations for generations of Cornell branchmembers, TASPers, and TASSers. Perhaps lesser known to outsiders, Cornell Branch has......

  • Brexit means…?

    Thoughts from a Pubspeak at the Michigan Branch by Jess Allen MB18 This was a difficult question to answer, because with under six months before the United Kingdom is scheduled to formally leave the European Union, the UK and 27 remaining member states of the......



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Purpose & Plan

The purpose of Telluride Association is to promote the highest good by educating promising individuals to serve thoughtfully in the world.

Our educational programs, offered at no cost to their participants, prepare promising individuals—through intellectual inquiry, democratic self-government, and meaningful work—to define and discharge their obligations to humanity by developing the skills, knowledge, and strength of character necessary to do so.