We invite all organizations engaged in HEP work in the southern region to join us in our collective work. What follows is a list of expectations for active collective members.

  • Members will currently offer postsecondary programming in at least one jail or prison.
    • Postsecondary programming includes for-credit and not-for-credit courses, vocational certifications, and degree programs.
    • Individuals and institutions seeking to start programming inside a jail or prison are welcome to attend meetings and contribute to discussions but will not have voting power.
  • Members will identify publicly as a member on the Collective web site.
  • Members will affirm the Collective values statement.
  • Members will attend at least half of Collective monthly meetings. Each program should designate at least one representative to attend such meetings on the program’s behalf.
  • Members will offer financial contributions, resources, and/or services to the Collective. Resources and services can include: 
    • Financial contributions to the Collective’s ongoing mutual aid efforts
    • Written materials pertaining to HEP programming (e.g., instructor training materials)
    • Leadership of or regular participation in a Collective working group