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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

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    By Jess Falcone CB04 TA07   My book, Battling the Buddha of Love: A Cultural Biography of the Greatest Statue Never Built, has just been published by Cornell University Press. It is my first book, so as you might imagine, Telluride friends, it’s an emotional......

  • New Semester, New Michigan Branch

    by Puneet Singh MB16 TA17 This Labor Day weekend, MBTA began its yearly operations welcoming 23 students and 3 faculty guests. Eleven of the students are new, while 12 of them are returning to the house from last year. Three of the current housemembers are......

  • You Never Know Who You’ll Meet…

    by Matthew Trail SP81 CB82 TA84 Preparing the logistics for Telluride’s summer programs entails a lot of different tasks, from creating contracts to ordering books and…buying extra sheets. Telluride’s Administrative Director Ellen Baer was in the Ithaca Target this June buying extra sheets to have......



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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.