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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

  • Networking and connections through social media platforms

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

  • Access to the Trustees in Catholic Higher Educations program, the Association's interactive, online learning platform to assist with deepening your trustees' understanding of topics related to governance within a Catholic context; currently accessible through member presidents and mission officers only


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


A Valuable Information Resource

A Platform for Networking and Exposure Among Peers

Other Members-Only Services


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