CGS's Statement of Principles

Since 1996, CGS has formally recognized the importance of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access in higher education through our statement of principles. The values and commitments laid out in this statement shape our ongoing efforts to support a more diverse and equitable graduate education community.

Our Efforts

In collaboration with our legal thought partner, EducationCounsel.

Our broad goal is to position universities to pursue equity-minded graduate education to the full extent permitted by the new legal parameters.

To accomplish this goal, we will:

• Assemble an expert committee of advisors to guide us.

Conduct focus groups for graduate deans and department heads
to understand “on the ground” perspectives.

• In consultation with university counsel, develop of a framework that will support the larger community of college and university legal counsel and their institutions.

Create a suite of resources for graduate deans and staff, university diversity officers, graduate faculty, university legal counsels, and others within the graduate education community.

This critical work is possible thanks to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Read CGS's Statement

On June 29, CGS released a statement on the Supreme Court's decision in the UNC and Harvard cases.

CGS Summer Workshop Session: Understanding the 2023 SCOTUS Decisions

A workshop for graduate deans and staff was held at the CGS Summer Workshop in Denver, Colorado on July 11, 2023. Resources from the workshop are now available! Click the link to enjoy a full page dedicated to our Workshop.

Learn More

Member-Exclusive Webinar: SCOTUS and the Future of Graduate Admissions

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