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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 seventh year in 2018, the Mission Officers Conference (see below) gives both thoughtful and practical tools to these leaders. 



New Publication

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

With the growing number of Hispanic/Latinx Catholics in our country, it is a gospel imperative that we welcome all and honor their religious traditions. 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.

ACCU Mission Officers Conference

This conference, held most recently just before the start of the 2018 ACCU Annual Meeting, explored the theme, "Unpacking Assumptions."

Review the conference program.

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