Resolution Regarding Graduate Scholars, Fellows, Trainees and Assistants

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 sub­ sequently 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 to first inform the program that they are withdrawing or resigning from the offer of financial support that they previously had accepted. Starting in Fall 2020, applicants are no longer required to obtain a formal release from the program whose offer they accepted, either before or after the April 15 deadline. 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 2019.

Alcorn State of Saint Rose Hood College Montana Technological University American University College of William and Mary Montclair State University Andrews University Colorado School of Mines State University Mount Mary College Appalachian State University Columbia College Chicago Illinois Institute of Technology National University Illinois State University New Jersey Institute of Technology Arkansas State University Concordia University Chicago Indiana State University State University Augusta University Coppin State College Indiana University New York Medical College Austin Peay State University Indiana University of Pennsylvania New York University Ball State University Creighton University North Carolina Agricultural & Technical Baylor College of Medicine Dakota State University State University Dartmouth College North Carolina State University Drew University John Carroll University at Raleigh Boston College Drexel University North Dakota State University Northern Arizona University Bowling Green State University Kent State University Northern Illinois University Bradley University Eastern Illinois University Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Northern Michigan University Brandeis University Eastern Kentucky University Lamar University Northwestern State University Brigham Young University Eastern Michigan University of Louisiana Eastern Washington University Lehigh University Bryn Mawr College Emory University Lipscomb University Oakland University Caldwell University Emporia State University Loma Linda University California Institute of Technology Fairmont State University Louisiana State University and California State University, Fresno Fayetteville State University A & M College Oklahoma State University California State University, Fullerton Ferris State University Louisiana State University California State University, Fielding Graduate University Health Sciences Center Oregon State University Los Angeles Florida A & M University Loyola Marymount University Park University California State University, Florida Atlantic University Loyola University Maryland Pennsylvania State University Stanislaus Florida International University Loyola Portland State University Case Western Reserve University Marquette University Catholic University of America Fordham University Massachusetts Institute of Technology Central Michigan University Fort Hays State University Medical College of Wisconsin Radford University Central Washington University Gallaudet University Medical University of South Carolina Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Chapman University Metropolitan State University of City University of New York George Washington University Denver Rochester Institute of Technology Graduate Center Miami University Claremont Graduate University Georgia Institute of Technology Michigan State University Rowan University Georgia Michigan Technological University Rutgers ­ New Brunswick Clark University Middle Tennessee State University Rutgers ­ Newark Grand Valley State University Minnesota State University ­ Mankato St. Bonaventure University Cleveland State University State University St. Cloud State University College of Charleston Missouri State University Saint Louis University College of New Jersey Hofstra University Montana State University ­ Bozeman St. John’s University

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

Saint Louis University , Santa Cruz University of North Dakota Virginia Polytechnic Institute and San Diego State University University of Central Arkansas University of North Florida State University San Jose State University University of Central Florida University of North Wake Forest University Shippensburg University University of Central Missouri University of North Texas Health Walden University South Dakota School of Mines and University of Chicago Science Center at Fort Worth Washington State University Technology University of Cincinnati University of Northern Colorado Washington University in St. Louis South Dakota State University University of Colorado at Boulder University of Northern Iowa Wayne State College Southeast Missouri State University University of Connecticut Southern Illinois University University of Dayton Wesleyan University at Carbondale University of Oklahoma Health West Chester University Southern Illinois University University of Denver Sciences Center University at Edwardsville University of the District of Columbia Western Carolina University Southern Methodist University University of Pennsylvania Western Illinois University Southern University A&M College Western Kentucky University Spalding University University of Hartford University of Rhode Island Western Michigan University University of Hawaii at Manoa Western Washington University State University of New York University of Scranton Wichita State University at Binghamton University of South Alabama William Paterson University State University of New York – University of Illinois at Chicago University of South Carolina Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Upstate Medical University University of Illinois at Springfield University of South Florida Worcester Polytechnic Institute University of Illinois at University of Southern California Wright State University SUNY College of Environmental Urbana­Champaign University of Southern Mississippi Science and Forestry Youngstown State University University of Kansas at Chattanooga University of Tennessee Health Tennessee State University University of Louisiana at Lafayette Science Center Tennessee Technological University University of Louisville University of Tennessee, Knoxville Texas A & M International University University of Maine University of Texas at Arlington Texas A & M University University of Maryland, Baltimore University of Texas at Austin Texas A & M University ­ Corpus County University of Texas at Brownsville Christi University of Maryland, College Park University of Texas at Dallas Texas Christian University University of Maryland, Eastern Shore University of Texas at El Paso Texas Southern University University of Massachusetts Amherst University of Texas at San Antonio Texas State University University of Massachusetts Boston University of Texas at Tyler University of Massachusetts Medical University of Texas Graduate School Texas Woman's University School of Biomedical Science at Galveston Towson University The University of Texas MD Anderson Truman State University Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Texas Grad School of , SUNY University of Mississippi Biomedical Science at San Antonio University of Akron University of Missouri, Columbia University of the Pacific University of Missouri, Kansas City University of Toledo University of Alabama at Birmingham University of Missouri, St. Louis University of Tulsa University of Alabama in Huntsville University of Montana University of Utah University of Albany, State University University of Nebraska at Kearney University of Vermont of New York University of Nebraska­Lincoln University of Nebraska at Omaha University of Nevada­Las Vegas University of West Florida University of Bridgeport University of Nevada­Reno University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire University of California, Berkeley University of New Hampshire University of Wisconsin – La Crosse University of California, Davis University of New Haven University of Wisconsin – Madison University of California, Irvine University of New Mexico University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee University of California, Los Angeles University of North Carolina University of Wyoming University of California, Merced at Chapel Hill Utah State University University of California, Riverside University of North Carolina Valdosta State University University of California, San Diego at Charlotte University of California, San Francisco University of North Carolina Villanova University University of California, Santa Barbara at Greensboro Virginia Commonwealth University

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