Membership Info

Benefits of CSGS Membership

  • Membership in an established organization with over 200 institutions that can advocate on your behalf to regional and national stakeholders in all matters pertaining to graduate education.
  • Assistance in starting graduate programs.
  • Access to the latest information on graduate education in the region and beyond.
  • Access to specialized resources including updates on topics such as accreditation.
  • Access to updates on important trends in graduate education at the national level, especially through affiliation with the Council of Graduate Schools.
  • Access to best practices in graduate education and the promotion of excellence.
  • Opportunity for graduate students to participate in the 3MT competitions at the annual conference.
  • Opportunity to network with peers and exchange ideas and information on graduate policy and best practices at annual conference.
  • Opportunity to make professional connections with fellow members as well as service providers and exhibitors.
  • Opportunity to volunteer as presenters, moderators, or panelists at annual conference.
  • Opportunity to contribute to the organization and its advocacy role through service on committees and in leadership positions.
  • Opportunity to influence the organization through electing board members.

How to Become a Member

Any institution accredited by a regional or professional accrediting agency acceptable to the Conference is eligible to apply for regular membership. Associate membership, which carries all privileges other than voting and holding office, may be extended to both profit and non-profit organizations with a significant commitment to graduate education.

To apply for new membership or to pay annual dues, please visit our Annual Membership Registration page.

For information about joining CSGS, please contact us at the address below:

CSGS Association Office:

Conference of Southern Graduate Schools
c/o George Flowers, Treasurer
Auburn University
Graduate School
106 Hargis Hall
Auburn, AL 36849

334-844-4348 (fax)


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