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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