Applications & Dues
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Membership Applications & Dues


Why Join ACCU?

ACCU offers an extensive variety of member benefits unique to Catholic institutions of higher education, including:
Media representation through ACCU, the Voice of Catholic Higher Education
• Support for Catholic mission and identity 
Conferences and events for Catholic higher education administrators
Publications focused on current topics in Catholic higher education
• A platform for networking and exposure among peers
• Other members-only services and programs


How to Apply

To apply for membership with ACCU, please send a formal letter of application, along with appropriate supporting documentation, indicating the type of membership your institution is applying for (domestic, international, or affiliate) and verifying that your institution fulfills the criteria for membership of that category. Applications may be sent electronically to or via mail to One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 650, Washington, DC 20036.

When an application for membership is received, it will first be reviewed by the Membership Committee of the ACCU Board of Directors. If recommended by the Membership Committee, the application will then go before the full Board of Directors for approval. Applicants will be contacted by the ACCU President once a final decision has been reached.

If you have any questions regarding the application process or the status of your application, please contact ACCU at


Membership Dues 

All institutions pay annual membership dues to the Association. Membership dues invoices for each new academic year are distributed to member presidents electronically in mid-April. Payment is due in the form of ACH or check made payable to “Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities” by June 30 of that year. ACH information is available on the membership dues invoice.

Domestic and International Members

Membership dues are calculated on the basis of FTE (full-time equivalent) enrollment information, with appropriate minimum and maximum categories.

Affiliate Members

Membership dues are subject to a flat-rate membership fee.


Current Member Renewal Process 

ACCU membership begins July 1 and ends June 30 of the following year.  Membership renewal is open to current ACCU member presidents or key contacts only.  They will need to sign in BEFORE clicking the "Renew Your Membership" button below.



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