All Events

The ACCU calendar lists events taking place around the country with a focus on Catholic higher education. Included are both conferences sponsored by ACCU and those that are related to member campuses. To submit an event that may be of interest to Catholic higher education, please e-mail


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September 2015
Institute of Environmental Sustainability: Roundtable on the Encyclical
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - All Day
Loyola University Chicago

This conference will discuss papers collected from students, faculty and staff with their reflections on the pope's encyclical and how individuals can work towards overcoming the issue of climate change.

Inaugural Presidential Conference on the Integrity of Creation: Climate Change
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - Friday, October 2, 2015
Duquesne University

The conference will be exploring the implications of climate change from a variety of scholarly perspectives to consider ways to improve our planet's future. 

October 2015
New Faces, New Voices, New Ways of Being Church  
Saturday, October 24, 2015 - All Day
Dominican University, IL

Explore what's on the horizon for the American Catholic Church. Registration now open!

The Holocaust and Nostra Aetate: Toward a Greater Understanding  
Sunday, October 25, 2015 - Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Seton Hill University, PA
Transcending Orthodoxies: Academic Freedom in Religiously Affiliated Universities  
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - Sunday, November 1, 2015
University of Notre Dame, IN

A reexamination of the secular principles of academic freedom, and a discussion of how a theological understanding might build on and further develop it. Call for papers now open.

November 2015
Still Guests in Our Own House? Women and the Church since Vatican II  
Friday, November 6, 2015 - Saturday, November 7, 2015
Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago will mark the 50th anniversary of the conclusion of Vatican II with a public symposium that explores how women's lives across the globe have changed since the Council, and how these changes have affected the Church. Women have taken on new roles, challenged traditional teachings, and raised new questions:

  • What has and has not changed for women in the Church since the Second Vatican Council?
  • What positions do women have and what roles do they play in the Church today?
  • What is the future for women in the Church? What should be the agenda of engagement for the next half century?

Interested scholars are invited to submit a 100-200 word proposal for a panel, roundtable or paper by June 1, 2015, to A decision will be conveyed by June 15, 2015. More details below.

National Catholic Collegiate Conference  
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - Saturday, November 21, 2015
Indianapolis, IN

Sponsored by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry and the National Catholic Young Adult Ministry Association (NCYAMA), this conference will draw young adults around the theme, "Here I am, Lord."

January 2016
2016 ACCU Annual Meeting  
Saturday, January 30, 2016 - Monday, February 1, 2016
Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Washington, DC

Join us to explore "Word & Witness: Celebrating the Charisms of Catholic Higher Education"

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