Confirmed victory
Petitioning Chancellor Chancellor Charles Reed and 28 others

Protect the State University Grants (SUG) for CSU Graduate Students

Graduate students within the California State University system are being unfairly targeted as a result of budget cuts. Over the past year, students working toward advanced degrees have already experienced a 12% fee increase and the discontinuation of the federal subsidized loan program. Now our State University Grants (SUG), awarded on the basis of financial need, are under attack as well. Without SUGs, graduate students throughout California will lose the necessary support they need to complete their educations. These SUGs can play a determining role in attracting the most talented students to graduate research and professional degrees. These students go on to become California's nurses, teachers, engineers, and businesspeople. Financially accessible advanced degrees are vital to the health of California's economic future.

Stand up to tell Chancellor Reed and the Board of Trustees that advanced degrees are not luxury goods, and that the CSU system cannot and should not sacrifice graduate students.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Chancellor
    Chancellor Charles Reed
  • San Jose State President
    Mo Qayoumi
  • CSU Humbolt President
    Rollin Richmond
  • CSU Los Angeles
    James Rosser
  • CSU Channel Islands President
    Richard Rush
  • CSU Stanislaus President
    Hamid Shirvani
  • CSU Fresno President
    John Welty
  • CSU Chico President
    Paul Zingg
  • CSU Long Beach, President
    F. King Alexander
  • CSU San Diego President
    Elliot Hirshman
  • Speaker of the Assembly
    John Perez
  • State Superintendent of Public Instruction
    Tom Torlakson
  • Governor
    Gavin Newsom
  • Cal Poly Pomona President
    J. Michael Ortiz
  • CSU East Bay President
    Leroy Morishita
  • CSU Bakersfield President
    Horace Mitchell
  • CSU Budget Office
  • Sonoma State President
    Ruben Armiñana
  • California Polytechnic State University President
    Jeffrey D. Armstrong
  • SF State President
    Robert Corrigan
  • President, Cal Maritime
    William B. Eisenhardt
  • Dominguez Hills President
    Mildred Garcia
  • Sacramento State President
    Alexander Gonzalez
  • CSUMB President
    Dianne Harrison
  • CSU Fullerton
    Willie Hagan
  • CSU San Marcos President
    Karen S. Haynes
  • CSU Northridge Interm President
    Harold Hennenbrand
  • CSU San Bernardino
    Albert Karnig
  • California Governor


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