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Inclusion on Campus: Exploring Diversity as an
Expression of God’s Grandeur

ACCU 2017 Annual Meeting

Saturday, January 28 – Monday, January 30, 2017
Pre-conference sessions begin on January 26

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Register now for the 2016 Mission Officer Institute

Just two weeks left!
From formation of faculty, administrators, and trustees, to aiding in faculty searches and hiring, fostering community relations, and assisting when controversial issues arise on campus, the mission officer’s role is complex and multilayered. Join your colleagues this summer, August 1–4, and hone your ability to effectively advance mission on your campus.
Read more and register today!


Catholic Higher Education: Serving First-Generation Students

Many Catholic colleges and universities were founded with the mission of serving first-generation students. Today, that mission continues on campuses across the United States.


Enter now: Deadline approaching!


ACCU and its partner Solution Generation have opened a call for proposals to identify and recognize U.S. Catholic higher education institutions leading the way on climate change solutions. Your campus could win $10,000!



Your Comprehensive Resource on Strengthening Catholic Identity:

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


Strengthening Catholic Identity report

Order your copy today: $24.99



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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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