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
New Member Application
To formally apply for an institutional membership with ACCU, please complete the New Member Application in its entirety, submitting any required documents. Additional information regarding membership categories, eligibility, and required documentation should be reviewed in advance of submitting the application.
When a completed membership application with corresponding documentation 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Membership Renewal Process
ACCU is proud to have your continued membership and contributions to our mission to strengthen and promote Catholic identity, contributing to the greater good of the world, the Church, and Catholic higher education.
In order to complete your institutional membership renewal, we ask that the primary contact or designated representative for the membership institution or organization complete the following items by June 30, 2021.
To access these above items, please log into your ACCU profile account.
Again, please note that only the authorized primary contact for the member institution or organization is permitted to renew the annual institutional membership.
Need assistance with registering or accessing your ACCU account? The Member Registration & Access Guide can help!
All member categories pay annual membership dues to the Association that are set by the approval of the Board of Directors and vote of membership. Membership runs from July 1 to June 30 of the following year.
Membership dues invoices for each new academic year are distributed electronically to the primary contact for member institutions and organizations, typically the college or university president/rector or organization executive director, in mid-April. Payment is due in the form of ACH, credit card via member profile accounts, 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.
Access to ACCU member benefits, including the ability to register for programs and events, will not be available until membership dues payments have been received and processed by ACCU.
Full Membership Dues
Membership dues are calculated for domestic and international Catholic higher education colleges and universities on the basis of FTE (full-time equivalent)* enrollment information, with appropriate minimum and maximum categories.
Auxiliary Membership Dues
Membership dues are subject to a flat-rate membership rate for eligible candidate and affiliate members.
*Using the latest U.S. Department of Education's IPEDS survey data, you can calculate your FTE for this purpose by adding the number of total full-time undergraduate enrollment to one-third of your part-time undergraduate enrollment; the sum in your total FTE enrollment for the purpose of calculating dues. International colleges and universities must provide a current academic catalogue with noted enrollment figures.
Credit Card Payment Instructions
If you have questions regarding your membership, would like to reinstate your membership after a lapse in payment, or need any further assistance, please contact the Director of Member Services.