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 Save the Date:2016-Annual-Meeting

Pre-conference events will include:

  • Catholic Mission Institute for New Presidents, January 28-30
  • Mission Officers Conference, January 29
  • Chief Academic Officers Conference, January 30

Just published!

Summer 2015 Update: The Newsletter of the Association of Catholic Colleges and UniversitiesSummer-2015-Update
While topics like college costs and student debt have become the perennial focus of political debate, Catholic colleges and universities have long been concerned with affordable access to higher education -- especially for the neediest students. Read this story in our summer newsletter, as well as efforts to animate mission through student affairs, a program to challenge student athletes to explore their faith, trends in Catholic college and university presidencies, and much more!  Read the summer issue now!


MissionOfficerHandbook2A Mission Officer Handbook: Collaborating with Partners
This second volume of A Mission Officer Handbook focuses on the varied roles of the mission officer as they relate to collaboration with those inside and outside the campus. More than 30 chapters, each written by experienced leaders, focus on ways for the mission officer to animate mission within academics, student affairs, campus ministry, and more. With addition paid to such contemporary issues as accountability and assessment, this is one book every mission officer should own! Order copies for your campus today...


A voluntary association, ACCU was founded in 1899 by 53 delegates from Catholic colleges throughout the United States. Since then, the association has grown fourfold to represent more than 90 percent of accredited Catholic institutions of higher learning in the United States, plus approximately two dozen international universities. 

ACCU’s principal purposes are to help member institutions strengthen their stated Catholic mission and to foster collaboration among Catholic colleges and universities.

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