Groups and Coalitions

The Association of American Universities
The AAU is an organization of 62 leading public and private research universities in the United States and Canada.  Founded in 1900 to advance the international standing of U.S. research universities, AAU today focuses on issues that are important to research-intensive universities, such as funding for research, research policy issues, and graduate and undergraduate education.

Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities
The APLU is a research, policy, and advocacy organization representing 218 public research universities, land-grant institutions, state university systems, and related organizations.

The Science Coalition
The coalition is an organization of research universities committed to strengthening the federal government’s investment in university-based scientific, medical, engineering and agricultural research

Council of Graduate Schools
The CGS is dedicated to the advancement of graduate education and research.

Council on Governmental Relations
The COGR's primary function is to provide advice and information to its membership and to make certain that federal agencies understand academic operations and the impact of proposed regulations on colleges and universities.

American Council on Education
This national umbrella association provides current information on higher education policy, legislation, and national developments.

American Association of State Colleges and Universities
AASCU members work to extend higher education to all citizens

Kansas Society of Washington
The Kansas Society is a member of the National Conference of State Societies.


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