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.

Letter to
Chancellor Chancellor Charles Reed
San Jose State President Mo Qayoumi
CSU Humbolt President Rollin Richmond
and 26 others
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
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Chancellor Reed.

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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.
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Sincerely,