Member Benefits

Annual Dues: $4,000

Only qualifying educational nonprofit organizations (501c3, 501c4 or 501c6) or qualifying governmental organizations may join the CGS Corresponding Affiliates Program for non-profit organizations. Corresponding Affiliates receive the benefits of high-level membership in CGS for a discounted dues rate.

Contact Colton Bright to learn more and to submit a membership application.

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 corresponding affiliates and sustaining members; exhibitor registration required)
  • Option for members to select exhibit table location (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 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
  • 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