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    Sustaining Membership Network

    CGS invites organizations, corporations, foundations and other associations that have interest in promoting graduate education to apply for membership in the CGS Sustaining Membership Network.


    The Sustaining Membership Network connects CGS member universities with industry and non-profit leaders to advance graduate education through meaningful partnerships. Membership in the Sustaining Membership Network gives companies and organizations:


    • Exclusive opportunities for visibility among CGS graduate deans, major decision-makers on campus;
    • Complimentary and timely access to insider knowledge about the concerns and advances in graduate education;
    • Discounts on CGS meetings registration, exhibitor fees, workshops, print publications, and consulting; and more.


    All CGS Sustaining Members receive our Premium Benefits, with additional benefits accruing with increased levels of investment.


    Premium Benefits of the Sustaining Membership Network


    CGS Annual Meeting

    • Reduced rates on sponsorships
    • Reduced rates on exhibitor registration
    • Option to add one complimentary exhibit-hall only registration pass to your CGS Annual Meeting exhibitor registration, in addition to the two full registrations that are included with exhibiting (available only to sustaining members)
    • Option for members to select exhibit table location (exhibitor registration required)
    • Pre-registration list of Annual Meeting attedees in Excel format (exhibitor registration required)
    • Reduced rates on individual meeting registrations
    • Priority consideration for all Annual Meeting opportunities
    • Opportunities to propose “in-conjunction-with” events at the CGS Annual Meeting
    • Recognition in the meeting mobile app
    • Opportunity to sponsor awards


    CGS Summer Workshop & New Deans Institute

    • Opportunity to attend the CGS Summer Workshop and New Deans Institute - corporate attendance is limited to members of the CGS Sustaining Membership Network and invited speakers and sponsors (registration required)


    CGS Webinars

    • Reduced rates on sponsored CGS webinars
    • Priority scheduling consideration
    • Detailed attendee report 


    Access to graduate deans

    • Opportunity to provide CGS-approved sponsored content for News Network, CGS's bi-weekly e-newsletter (once per calendar year)
    • Invitations to CGS research forums and other select events
    • Reduced rates for job listings on the CGS Career Portal
    • Ability to request to view the CGS Dean’s Discussion List


    Publications and information on the latest news, trends and best practices in graduate education

    • Access to current and past issues of GradEdge, the only national newsletter dedicated to graduate education
    • Full complimentary access to publications in the CGS Online Member Library, including the online membership directory
    • Reduced rates for hard copies of CGS publications
    • Automatic subscription to biweekly CGS News Network newsletters

    Access to CGS staff expertise

    • Opportunities to collaborate on research and best practice projects
    • Tailored membership opportunities based on individual organizations’ needs


    Levels of Investment (Annual)


    Small Business Partners - $1,000 - $4,000 (tiered, depending on employee count)
    Allies - $6,000
    Collaborators - $25,000
    Visionaries - $75,000 ($25,000 of which is a dues payment)

    Corresponding Affiliates - $4,000 [qualifying educational nonprofit organizations (501c3, 501c4 or 501c6) or qualifying governmental organizations may join CGS as Corresponding Affiliates] 


    For information about benefits and privileges of joining CGS, contact Adrienne Vincent



    CGS is the leading source of information, data analysis, and trends in graduate education. Our benchmarking data help member institutions to assess performance in key areas, make informed decisions, and develop plans that are suited to their goals.
    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.  
    CGS is an authority on global trends in graduate education and a leader in the international graduate community. Our resources and meetings on global issues help members internationalize their campuses, develop sustainable collaborations, and prepare their students for a global future.