VIP Consortium

The VIP Consortium is an alliance of institutions that have successfully implemented the VIP program and are committed to its continued improvement and dissemination. To date, 40 institutions across the globe have joined the VIP Consortium, and thousands of students participate in VIP programs on these campuses each semester.

Each partner site adapts the model to its own unique environment, using a well-validated set of program elements and custom-built tools for program management and assessment. Essential characteristics of VIP sites include:

  • VIP Program Led by Faculty Member with a VIP Team

  • Projects embedded in Professors’ Scholarship and Exploration Efforts

  • Large-Scale Projects Lasting Years/Decades

  • Multidisciplinary Teams Possible/Encouraged

  • Program is Curricular; All Students Graded

  • Incentives for Students to Participate for 2+ Years

  • Dedicated Classroom and Meeting Space Supporting Teams

  • Learning Outcomes Include Disciplinary and Professional Skills

  • Team topics based on faculty interests; students select teams based on personal interest

VIP Consortium, Inc. was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in Georgia in 2019. For further information about the VIP Consortium and participating institutions, visit