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ACCU offers an array of benefits to its members — and everyone at the college, university, or organization may take advantage!


Wondering how your campus can take advantage of its membership in ACCU? Here is an overview of our benefits.


The Voice of Catholic Higher Education

  • Representation of member colleges and universities with the White House, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Washington Higher Education Secretariat

  • Ongoing conversations with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Congregation for Catholic Education of the Holy See, and other Church officials

  • Regular interaction with local and national media, both secular and religious, on behalf of Catholic higher education, directing press inquiries to member institutions as appropriate

  • Frequent communications with member campuses on critical developments related to Catholic higher education, often providing talking points

  • Access to our members-only LinkedIn groups:

Support for Catholic Mission and Identity

  • Full-day conference devoted to helping mission officers strengthen Catholic mission and identity on campus

  • Catholic mission and identity leadership formation program for first- and second-year presidents 

  • Opportunity to attend the ACCU Rome Seminar and engage with key representatives within the Holy See 

  • Materials on strengthening Catholic mission and identity, including the Strengthening Catholic Identity pamphlet series 

  • Consultations with national office staff on best practices


 ACCU offers an array of programs for Catholic college and university leaders, from aspiring to experienced!


A Valuable Information Resource

  • Three free copies of the peer-reviewed Journal of Catholic Higher Education, with discounts for faculty, staff, and administrators who purchase additional copies

  • Subscription to ACCU’s quarterly e-newsletter, Update, as well as the exclusive ability to submit items to the newsletter

  • Special reports and occasional papers on Catholic higher education matters

  • Regular communications to member schools with information on current issues and events related to Catholic higher education

  • Access to tailored research in Catholic higher education

  • Materials to assist member institutions in advancing best practices, including Principles of Good Practice for Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities, and Sustainability and Catholic Higher Education: A Toolkit  for Mission Integration 

  • Contact with expert speakers and Catholic college and university colleagues at the ACCU Annual Meeting—members receive registration discounts

A Platform for Networking and Exposure Among Peers

  • Opportunities to connect and collaborate with leaders of other Catholic higher education institutions through events such as the ACCU Annual Meeting, Catholic Mission Institute for New Presidents, the annual Peace & Justice Meeting, and more

  • Publicity for job openings through posting on the ACCU website

  • Linkages from the ACCU website to member campus sites

  • Inclusion in a searchable database of scholarly centers and institutes at member institutions

Other Members-Only Services

  • Access to mailing address lists of other member institutions (subject to ACCU approval)

  • Consultations with national office staff, including assistance in dealing with the media, best practices for Catholic higher education, and more


For questions regarding benefits of membership, please contact ACCU at or 202-457-0650.