The Graduates - PVP

In August of 2006, 25 directors, staff, instructors and students graduated from the High Security home of EVE University and embarked upon a mission to provide it’s students an expanded EVE experience in Null Security space under the Ivy League banner.

That once small and bold band of adventurers became a core member of Big Blue and quickly gained a reputation for punching above its weight in the regions of Pure Blind, the Drone regions, Syndicate, Fountain, Tribute, Delve, Curse, Tenal, Vale of the Silent and Cloud Ring. Today, The Graduates have matured to a formidable 430 member 0.0 PvP force while retaining those same Ivy values.

Our membership consists mostly of older, professional, and ex-military players. Our culture is based upon mentorship, maturity, and aggressive PvP. We consider PvP sport and appreciate it as sportsmen. We play as a team.

Our Code of Conduct:
• Sportsmanship in victory and defeat. We don’t talk smack, chest beat, or whine.
• Fair play in gaming. No exploiting or scamming.
• Tough sheriffs at home, good EVE citizens abroad. (NBSI in 0.0, NRDS in lowsec).
• We are good friends to friends, killers of killers, honorable in diplomatic relations and are anti-piracy.
• All-for-one, and one-for-all. Everyone fights.

TGRAD is the oldest and largest corporation in The Initiative. We are the top ranking corporation in kills in INIT. We rank 14th overall in kills in the game.

Our organization is flat, egalitarian, accommodating and friendly. Every facet of the organization is characterized by experience, generosity and maturity, providing you with good natured, concerned friends from a blend of experienced veterans and excitable recruits. Our members come from all over the globe and from every walk of life. All share one thing in common; enjoying the vast expanses of New Eden within a team of positive, like-minded individuals. We are well represented in the European, US and Australian Times zones. We are family oriented both in game and out. We expect our members to fly and fight with us in defense of our sovereignty when time permits.

If you are:

  • Looking for a corporation where the members are mature, good natured, generous friends, and hard fighters…
  • Tired of the typical politics, back-stabbing and smacking in PvP alliances currently dominating the game…
  • A seasoned empire player who wants to try out 0.0 space and PvP…
  • A player who wishes to broaden their game and play experience without corporate and alliance tyranny…
  • An EVE University alumnus looking for that next great adventure…
  • Ready to play EVE at the top of the end game with a large independent Corporation and a top 10 ranked independent Alliance, where you can make a difference and effect change…

Then join us in The Graduates.

You will benefit by:

  • Playing with a large null sec corporation, active in all time zones and a strong esprit d’corps.
  • Enjoying the freedom to experience everything New Eden offers whether its 0.0 space, PvP, Industry, Mining, Ratting, or Exploring.
  • Participating in 0.0 PvP with ship replacement policies at the Corporate and Alliance level.
  • Playing alongside literally hundreds of grizzled, not-so-bitter EVE veterans with a wide range of 0.0 experience, who enjoy mentoring pilots newer to 0.0 PvP.
  • Living in a supportive, learning and growth oriented atmosphere similar to that of EVE University.
  • Access to capital ships at reduced cost.

Your success in joining us requires:

  • 15M Skill Point minimum (may be waived for qualified players and those sponsored by current TGRADs). EVE University graduates are expected to have at least 5M Skll Points. Completion of E-Uni PvP small gang fleet classes and PvP operations are highly recommended.
  • 6 months in game.
  • Judicious restraint from the use of offensive or foul language, bad behavior or illicit content.
  • A positive, friendly and mature attitude.
  • Politeness and helpful interaction with any member of TGRAD and Alliance mates at all times.
  • Participation in corporation and alliance events.
  • Ability to fly or quickly train into fleet doctrines.

We are always seeking pilots, new and old who share our vision. Come join the adventure!
For more information, and to talk to a recruiter , join our public channel “-TGRAD Pub-” and visit our web page and wiki


If you meet our requirements and you like what you see, come visit us in our pub.

Looking forward to chatting with you.

Visit our web page and recruitment page as well.

We welcome the membership of Vector Technology Integration to The Graduates. Please use the links above to begin your journey.

I’ve been with TGRADS for over 2 years. They are a great group to fly with. Always helpful and a lot of laughs. Did I mention great leadership?
Its home to over 400 solid members.
Come and find out more about us.

Ready to strike out on your own?


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Friends arriving to celebrate onlining our new home.

If you lived here, you would be home by now.


Our Alliance Tournament performance against a very capable Mercenary Coalition in an exciting match last weekend:

Interesting to note that TGRADs fielded one E-Uni Alumni ( a recent recruit) vs. MC’s four. It was a great fight and well done MC.

TGRAD / INIT. and Pandemic Leagion will face each other on Sunday @ 15:20 . This promises to be a great fight as well. Come and watch and see if our play looks like something you’d enjoy.

As promised, our Sunday match with Pandemic Legion was both exciting and a surprise to the PL tournament hosts. The commentators seemed unprepared for this “up and coming” team, to stand against the PL powerhouse, as they were in the previous matches against The Culture and Mercenary Coalition, despite The Initiative.'s participation and well known theory crafting in earlier Alliance Tournaments.

Here is the match:

Watch us in next weekend’s finals.

Sounds like a great corp. I like the description of a mature group. You guys also seems extremely active, which many corporations aren’t.
I’ll check you out in your pub

With the summer almost over, many pilots are either returning to EVE or looking for a new home. Come check us out.

It’s great to be back playing EVE with the active TGRADs community. The first week included quick strikes to help the alliance take 30+ R64 moons and knock out a few citadels.

Doctrine ships are getting warmed up for our next objectives. The active market seeding in the new keepstar, multiple Jump Freighter and Ship Replacement services, and doctrine contracts help make it a seamless transition.

No better time to join then now and see what you have been missing in EVE.
Come fly with us.

Its a good time to join a well established corp with no drama. Please check us out, you will not be disappointed.

Looking for PVP?
An active corp and alliance?
A mature environment with no drama?
Helpful and skilled pilots?

Then come check us out, you won’t be disappointed.

Recruitment is still open.

Don’t delay, start enjoying EVE again with the TGRADS.

Now is a good time to join. Visit us in the pub -TGRAD pub-

Start the New Year off with a new corp. Our alliance was voted #1 in performance. Join an active team.

The Graduates at 9-4RP2

When you are ready…