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    Regional Affiliates

    There are four Regional Affiliates of the Council of Graduate Schools: the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools; the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools; the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools; and the Western Association of Graduate Schools. The primary purpose of these organizations is to allow members to identify and address common challenges related to graduate study and research. Each Regional Affiliate may select one liaison to the CGS Board of Directors as a non-voting member. CGS staff attend meetings of the Regional Affiliates and may communicate directly with officers of the four organizations.


    For more information about CGS Regional Affiliates, please visit their websites below:


    The Conference of Southern Graduate Schools
    The Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools
    The Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools
    The Western Association of Graduate Schools


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    CGS Best Practice initiatives address common challenges in graduate education by supporting institutional innovations and sharing effective practices with the graduate community. Our programs have provided millions of dollars of support for improvement and innovation projects at member institutions.
    As the national voice for graduate education, CGS serves as a resource on issues regarding graduate education, research, and scholarship. CGS collaborates with other national stakeholders to advance the graduate education community in the policy and advocacy arenas.  
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