Sustaining Membership Network

    CGS invites organizations, corporations, foundations and other associations who share the Council's mission and have interest in promoting graduate education to apply for membership in the CGS Sustaining Membership Network.


    The Sustaining Membership Network connects non-institutional and institutional members of CGS to promote dialogue, understanding, and 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

    • Reduced rates on sponsorships at the CGS Annual Meeting
    • Reduced registration rates for the CGS Summer Workshop and the CGS Annual Meeting
    • Reduced exhibitor rates at CGS Annual Meeting
    • Preferred exhibitor space at the CGS Annual Meeting
    • Quarterly insider update on news in graduate education
    • Access to GradEdge, the only national newsletter dedicated to graduate education
    • Reduced advertising rates in GradEdge
    • Full complimentary access to publications in the CGS Online Member Library
    • Reduced rates for job listings on the CGS Career Portal
    • Reduced rates for hard copies of CGS publications
    • Reduced rates for the CGS Consultation Service


    Levels of Investment (Annual)

    Allies - $6,000
    Champions - $15,000
    Collaborators - $25,000
    Visionaries - $75,000 ($25,000 of which is a dues payment)


    Collaborators and Visionaries are members of the Corporate Leadership Circle, reserved for the most committed advocates of graduate education. Members of the Corporate Leadership Circle demonstrate thought leadership and are well-respected in their fields. They listen to deans’ challenges and priorities and share their relevant expertise with graduate deans through multiple channels.


    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.