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ACCU offers a variety of regular and periodic publications for everyone on campus


The Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities seeks to provide timely, reliable, useful, and thought-provoking information about Catholic higher education. Find out more about the Journal of Catholic Higher Education, our semi-annual, peer-reviewed journal; and our quarterly member newsletter, Update.

The association also offers results of national surveys and specialized polls, as well as studies conducted or commissioned by ACCU. Visit our online store to browse our titles and see what's new.


NOW AVAILABLE: Principles of Good Practice for Student Affairs in Catholic Higher Education. This second edition offers an overarching vision of student affairs at Catholic colleges and universities; includes diagnostic questions for each of the 8 principles. Purchase 20 or more copies for your campus and receive a 15% discount!  Visit our online store to order copies now.

These titles are available from our publishing partner, CreateSpace:

Student Affairs in Catholic Higher Ed: Advancing Good Practice


Student Life in Catholic Higher Education: Advancing Good Practice (2017)
In this new book from the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, nearly 40 contributors provide practical guidance and personal reflections on student life in Catholic higher education. Designed as a foundational text for practitioners, Student Life in Catholic Higher Education: Advancing Good Practice examines what it means to integrate Catholic mission into the work of student affairs professionals.

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A Mission Officer Handbook: Advancing Catholic Identity and University Mission, vol. I (2014)
This first volume of A Mission Officer Handbook contains wisdom and insights from 40 authors on the role of the mission officer and effective practices used at Catholic colleges and universities to advance mission and identity.

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A Mission Officer Handbook, Vol. 2

A Mission Officer Handbook: Collaborating with Partners, vol. II (2015)
This invaluable guide addresses the numerous and varied roles of the mission officer as they relate to collaboration with those inside and outside the campus. Authors focus on ways for the mission officer to collaborate and animate mission within academics, student and alumni affairs, campus ministry, the community, and more. In addition, a section is dedicated to mission accountability, a contemporary issue for every higher education institution looking to renew its accreditation.

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Journal of Catholic Higher Ed

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See the latest issue of the ACCU quarterly online newsletter

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