— Pope John Paul II, Ex corde Ecclesiae
Catholic Social Teaching is central to our faith. It is rooted in our commitment to the poor and vulnerable and is founded on the life and words of Jesus Christ. Catholic Social Teaching is about building a society based on justice and living lives of holiness amidst the challenges of society.
ACCU supports Catholic college and university administrators, faculty, and students who want to promote social justice using the themes of Catholic Social Teaching (CST) as their guide. Use the links below to read more about selected topics.
Catholic Higher Education and Catholic Social Teaching: A Vision Statement offers guidance in incorporating CST across the curriculum.
See how ACCU member campuses are responding to the outcry for racial justice
See how Catholic higher education has asserted its commitment to care for creation
Mission Leadership Institute
Leaders in Catholic Higher Ed
Journal of Catholic Higher Ed
Data & Infographics
Catholic Identity Mission Assessment
Strengthening Catholic Identity
Catholic Intellectual Tradition