Resources for Mission Officers
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"It is most helpful to have the opportunity to learn how the position and responsibilities of mission officers are evolving on campuses."

—Past Mission Officer Conference attendee



Mission Officers

Mission officers are among the most active leaders on campus in developing the Catholic identity of their university. As such, ACCU offers a range of programs, events, and publications to meet their various needs:

  • The Mission Leadership Institute is an intensive 4-day summer program designed to help new, emerging, and future mission leaders integrate and sustain mission on their campus.
  • The Mission Officer Handbook, vols. 1 & 2, offer the collected wisdom of 80 contributors on the role of the mission officer and effective practices used to advance Catholic identity on campus.
  • Entering its ninth year in 2020, the Mission Officers Conference¬†(see below) gives both thoughtful and practical tools to these leaders.¬†
  • ACCU held an online conversation, "Care and Compassion during COVID-19: A Chat with Mission Officer Colleagues," in March. Read the resource document that came from this session.


Mission Officer Resource

Ministering to All: Building a Spiritual Home for Hispanic/Latinx Students

This publication suggests a number of practical ways that your campus can integrate Hispanic/Latinx traditions in order to embrace all students and provide for their unique spiritual needs.


2020 Mission Officers Conference

"Embracing Our Why"

The ACCU Mission Officers Conference offers practical application of timely and relevant topics across the diverse landscape of Catholic higher education.  A time to meet and learn from one another, build a community of mission officers across Catholic higher education, and provide time within charisms, the 2020 Mission Officers Conference explored how to incorporate mission into strategic and financial planning, best practices for educating the larger campus community, charism adaptability, and the vocational aspect of our institutions.



More Resources for Mission Officers

Support for Catholic Mission and Identity
Read about the programs and events that ACCU offers to support Catholic campus identity
Strengthening Catholic Identity
This series of brochures — or single volume — can be used as a campus primer to discuss Catholic identity
Mission Leadership Institute
This summer event promotes networking and shared learning among campus mission officers