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Campus Ministry Directors:

REGISTER NOW: ACCU's regional meetings for Campus Ministry Directors continue in 2016. Meet colleagues, share best practices, and discuss the issues that matter -- all without being away from campus for more than one day. Sessions taking place in the West, Great Lakes area, South, and more... all open for registration now!




ACCU expresses its deepest gratitude to the participants, speakers, and sponsors of the 2016 Annual Meeting — thank you for making the meeting such a success! 

Review our videos, speaker presentations, and other conference materials...

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Available now in a single volume, Strengthening Catholic Identity is a 12-part series that helps Catholic college and university leaders fulfill their responsibilities related to institutional mission.
Topics include:

  • Catholic Social Teaching
  • Faith & Reason
  • Campus Operations
  • As well as positions such as Presidents, Mission Officers, Chief Academic Officers, and more.

PLUS: Each chapter is presented in both English and Spanish

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Strengthening Catholic Identity report

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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