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News from the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
2022 ACCU Annual Meeting Open for Registration!
Plan now to join ACCU and Catholic higher education leaders in Washington, DC next February at the 2022 Annual Meeting. With the theme “Called Together,” representatives from Catholic colleges and universities around the world will join one another in celebrating the sector’s resilience, while exploring some of its most pressing challenges.
The in-person gathering will take place at a new venue for the conference, the Capital Hilton. Find more information about the hotel, as well as the variety of pre-conference sessions, the schedule at a glance, and more, on the ACCU website.
Be sure to register soon – rates will rise later this fall. We hope to see you in February!
Catholic Leaders Support Immigration Reform
Amid wind and rain, a crowd of policy makers, immigration advocates, and faith leaders gathered on Capitol Hill in late July, calling on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
Speaking on behalf of U.S. bishops, Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington said, “After years of delay, the 117th Congress now has an opportunity to be courageous by addressing immigration in a comprehensive and productive way that will provide long-desired relief for those already living as Americans.” The Cardinal, introduced by ACCU President Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, CM (pictured), called on legislators to support bipartisan immigration reform legislation that includes a path to citizenship for undocumented people living in the United States.
The event took place just one day after a U.S. district court in Texas declared the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program unlawful.
The following week, ACCU joined other higher education associations in sending a letter to Congress, urging lawmakers to “provide permanent legal protections for DACA recipients and all Dreamers.”
Read the full letter online.
Director Dialogues series for Campus Ministry Directors begins this month!
Catholic college and university Campus Ministers are invited to the first quarterly Director Dialogue series on
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Facilitated by Dr. Lisa Reiter, Director of Campus Ministry at Loyola University Chicago, and Dr. James R. Walters, Director for the Catholic Scholars Program and Residence Ministry at St. John's University
In response to campus ministry directors' requests, ACCU and CCMA have partnered to provide opportunities for campus ministry directors to have an informal place to gather, share ideas and promising practices, and be supported by their colleagues.
Additional information and future Director Dialogues topics will be available soon!
We appreciate your ACCU membership!
THANK YOU to our ACCU member institutions that have renewed their membership for the 2021-22 membership year! We're excited to have your college, university, or organization continue to be a part of our ACCU community.
Still need to renew your membership? The President's Office may do so online via their ACCU Membership Account. Please note that access to membership benefits, including 2022 Annual Meeting registration, will be delayed until payment is received. Feel free to reach out to Member Services with any questions or needed assistance.