New region codes have been added to GAIL for all US Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Combined Statistical Areas as well as all Micropolitan Statistical Areas in the state of Georgia. When using the query tool, these region code values will be denoted with MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area), CSA (Combined Statistical Area), or mSA (Micropolitan Statistical Area).

In the coming weeks, any existing queries and reports using Alumni Association Chapter Region Codes outside of Alumni Association will be updated to the new region codes. If your unit would like to opt out of these changes, or if you have any questions about these changes, please let us know.

We hope that this will make our region codes more consistent and predictable for our users. Definitions of all MSAs, CSAs, and mSAs can be found at https://www.census.gov/geographies/reference-files/time-series/demo/metro-micro/delineation-files.html

If you have any questions, please reach out to askit@uga.edu or Olivia Engesser (engesser@uga.edu).