Resolution Regarding Graduate Scholars, Fellows, Trainees and Assistants

The document below can be found on the Council of Graduate Schools website at

Acceptance of an offer of financial support *(such as a graduate scholarship, fellowship, traineeship, or assistantship) for the next academic year by a prospective or enrolled graduate student completes an agreement that both student and graduate school expect to honor. In that context, the conditions affecting such offers and their acceptance must be defined carefully and understood by all parties.

Students are under no obligation to respond to offers of financial support prior to April 15; earlier deadlines for acceptance of such offers violate the intent of this Resolution. In those instances in which a student accepts an offer before April 15, and subsequently desires to withdraw that acceptance, the student may submit in writing a resignation of the appointment at any time through April 15. However, an acceptance given or left in force after April 15 commits the student not to accept another offer without first obtaining a written release from the institution to which a commitment has been made. Similarly, an offer by an institution after April 15 is conditional on presentation by the student of the written release from any previously accepted offer. It is further agreed by the institutions and organizations subscribing to the above Resolution that a copy of this Resolution or a link to the URL should accompany every scholarship, fellowship, traineeship, and assistantship offer.

The following list includes CGS member institutions that indicated their support of the Resolution. This Resolution was renewed October 2009.

Council of Graduate Schools Resolution Regarding Graduate Scholars, Fellows, Trainees and Assistants

Abilene Christian University
Air Force Institute of Technology
Alcorn State University
Alfred University
American University
Andrews University
Angelo State University
Appalachian State University
Arizona State University
Arkansas State University
Auburn University
Austin Peay State University
Ball State University
Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor University
Bloomsburg University of Penn.
Boise State University
Boston College
Boston University
Bowling Green State University
Bradley University
Brandeis University
Brigham Young University
Brown University
Bryn Mawr College
Caldwell College
California Institute of Technology
California State Polytechnic
University, Pomona
California State University, Bakersfield
California State University, Fresno
California State University, Fullerton
California State University, Hayward
California State University, Long Beach
California State University, Los Angeles
California State University, Northridge
California State University,
California State University,
California University of Pennsylvania
Case Western Reserve University
Catholic University of America
Central Michigan University
Central Missouri State University
Central Washington University
City University of New York
Graduate Center
Claremont Graduate University
Clark Atlanta University
Clark University
Clemson University
Cleveland State University
College of Charleston
College of New Jersey
College of Saint Rose
College of William and Mary
Colorado School of Mines
Columbia University
Concordia University, River Forest
Coppin State College
Cornell University
Creighton University
Dartmouth College
Drew University
Drexel University
Duke University
Duquesne University
East Carolina University
East Central University
East Tennessee State University
Eastern Illinois University
Eastern Kentucky University
Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Washington University
Emerson College
Emory University
Emporia State University
Fayetteville State University
Fairmont State University
Fielding Graduate Institute
Fitchburg State College
Florida A & M University
Florida Atlantic University
Florida International University
Florida State University
Fordham University
Fort Hays State University
Gallaudet University
George Mason University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Southern University
Georgia State University
Hampton University
Harvard University
Hebrew Union College - Jewish
Institute of Religion
High Point University
Hofstra University
Hood College
Howard University
Idaho State University
Illinois Institute of Technology
Illinois State University
Indiana State University
Indiana University
Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Iowa State University
Jackson State University
James Madison University
John Carroll University
Johns Hopkins University
Kansas State University
Kent State University
Lamar University
Langston University
Lehigh University
Lipscomb University
Loma Linda University
Louisiana State University and A & M College
Louisiana State University
Health Sciences Center
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University of Chicago
Marquette University
Marshall University
Marywood University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Medical College of Georgia
Medical College of Ohio
Medical College of Wisconsin
Medical University of South Carolina
Miami University
Michigan State University
Michigan Technological University
Middle Tennessee State University
Minnesota State University - Mankato
Mississippi State University
Missouri State University
Montana State University - Bozeman
Montana Tech of the University of Montana
Montclair State University
Mount Mary College
Murray State University
National University
Naval Postgraduate School
New Jersey Institute of Technology
New Mexico State University
New York Medical College
New York University
North Carolina Agricultural & Technical
State University
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
North Dakota State University
Northeastern Illinois University
Northern Arizona University
Northern Illinois University

* This Resolution applies to offers of financial support only, not offers of admission.
CGS - Resolution Regarding Graduate Scholars, Fellows, Trainees and Assistants (continued)

Northern Michigan University
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Northwestern University
Nova Southeastern University
Oakland University
Ohio University
Ohio State University
Oklahoma State University
Old Dominion University
Oregon State University
Park University
Pennsylvania State University
Pepperdine University
Pittsburg State University
Polytechnic University
Princeton University
Purdue University
Queens College of the City
University of New York
Radford University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rice University
Rockefeller University
Rockhurst University
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Rowan University
Rutgers - New Brunswick
Rutgers - Newark
St. Bonaventure University
St. Cloud State University
St. John's University
Saint Louis University
San Diego State University
San Francisco State University
San Jose State University
Santa Clara University
Shippensburg University
South Carolina State University
South Dakota School of
Mines & Technology
South Dakota State University
Southeast Missouri State University
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Southern Methodist University
Southern University A&M College
Spalding University
Stanford University
State University of New York at Binghamton
State University of New York – Upstate Medical University
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Syracuse University
Temple University
Tennessee State University
Tennessee Technological University
Texas A & M International University
Texas A & M University
Texas A & M University - Corpus Christi
Texas Christian University
Texas Southern University
Texas State University, San Marcos
Texas Tech University
Texas Woman's University
Towson University
Trinity University
Truman State University
Tufts University
Tulane University
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
University of Akron
University of Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Alabama in Huntsville
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
University of Albany, State University of New York
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas
University of Bridgeport
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Riverside
University of California, San Diego
University of California, San Francisco
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Central Arkansas
University of Central Florida
University of Chicago
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Colorado at Denver
University of Connecticut
University of Dayton
University of Delaware
University of Denver
University of the District of Columbia
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Hartford
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of Houston
University of Idaho
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Springfield
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Iowa
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
University of Louisville
University of Maine
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Boston
University of Massachusetts Lowell
The University of Memphis
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri, Columbia
University of Missouri, Kansas City
University of Missouri, St. Louis
University of Montana
University of Nebraska-Kearney
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University of Nebraska-Omaha
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
University of Nevada-Reno
University of New Hampshire
University of New Haven
University of New Mexico
University of New Orleans
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of North Dakota
University of North Texas
University of North Texas Health
Science Center - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
University of Northern Colorado
University of Northern Iowa
University of Notre Dame
University of Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma Health
Sciences Center
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras Campus
University of Rhode Island
University of Rochester
University of San Diego
University of Scranton
University of South Alabama
University of South Carolina
University of South Florida
University of Southern California
University of Southern Mississippi
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
University of Tennessee at Knoxville
University of Texas at Arlington
University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Brownsville
University of Texas at Dallas
University of Texas at San Antonio
University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Science at Galveston
University of Texas Grad School of Biomedical Science at Houston
University of Texas Grad School of Biomedical Science at San Antonio
University of the Pacific
University of Toledo
University of Tulsa
University of Utah
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
University of Wisconsin – Madison
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
University of Wyoming
Utah State University
Valdosta State University
Vanderbilt University
Villanova University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Wake Forest University
Walden University
Washington State University
Washington University
Wayne State College
Wayne State University
Wesleyan University
West Chester University
West Virginia University
West Virginia Wesleyan College
Western Carolina University
Western Illinois University
Western Kentucky University
Western Michigan University
Western Washington University
Wichita State University
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Wright State University
Xavier University of Louisiana
Yale University

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