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News from the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities


Upcoming Events & Programs


2022 ACCU Annual Meeting:  Speakers and Schedule Announced!

Join us as we are called together – to be in community and to be in person at the #2022ACCUAM.  We will discuss the most urgent matters at our institutions that impact all of us. 

Hear from world renowned speakers on compelling topics at this year's Annual Meeting!

Vice Admiral Vivek Murthy     Eboo Patel.    Managing Cancel Culture from Left to Right Plenary Speakers     Rev. James L Heft                


2022 Pre-Conferences Tailored for You!

ACCU is proud to offer several in-person pre-conferences in conjunction with the in-person 2022 ACCU Annual Meeting at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC for


Come, renew friendships, build relationships, and celebrate the enduring strength and spirit of Catholic higher education! 



Pandemic Safety Measures for 2022 Annual Meeting

As you prepare for your time with us, please review these precautions and requirements here.  We look forward to welcoming you to D.C. in February!


Save the Date: IFCU General Assembly: July 30 - August 3, 2022

The International Federation of Catholic Colleges and Universities (IFCU) announced that its General Assembly will be held in the United States this summer at Boston College, from July 30 - August 3. This meeting is not held every year and is moved among the continents when it is scheduled, making this a somewhat rare event and honor for the U.S. A provisional program and registration information will be released in a few weeks. Mark these dates on your calendar should you wish to gain a larger sense of the international landscape of Catholic higher education.


Director Dialogues series for Campus Ministry Directors continues in the new year!

Campus Ministry Director Dialogues Series LogoCatholic college and university Campus Ministers are invited to the third quarterly Director Dialogue series on

Tuesday, February 17, 2022 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. 

Register Today!




CIMA Alumni Survey to Launch This Winter!

CIMA logoAs one of four Catholic Identity and Mission Assessment (CIMA) Surveys, the CIMA Alumni Survey is designed to assess long-term effects of the institution’s mission-related strategies and gathers important data about students’ experiences after graduation.

Additional information will be distributed in the new year about this specific survey and how your member institution can participate!

Discover more about CIMA



ACCU Staff Updates


ACCU Introduces Newest Team Member

ACCU invites our members to welcome our newest team member, Sean Phillips, Ph.D., who will serve as the Association's Administrative Coordinator. 

Sean joined ACCU in November 2021 after spending many years in formation with a Roman Catholic religious community. As Administrative Coordinator he is responsible for managing the weekly tasks of the association's processes, financial functions, and general office operations to ensure the overall success of the association and betterment of its members' experiences and engagement. Contact Sean at (202) 457-0650, or  

We're so grateful to have him with us!


Christmas and New Year's Blessings from ACCU

ACCU Team sends Christmas blessings

Your friends at ACCU wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and New Year's blessings.  We are excited to see you all in the new year!


Welcome to our newest ACCU member!

Congregation of Holy Cross

We're proud to have the Congregation of Holy Cross as our newest ACCU affiliate member.

Learn more about Congregation of Holy Cross

And thank you to our ACCU members!

ACCU is thankful for our members!

Member Benefit Highlight


ACCU is pleased to announce a new benefit for all ACCU member presidents:  The Trustees in Catholic Higher Education program.

This series of on-demand digital tools is available for presidents to use during Board education sessions.  You'll find lessons presented by experienced ACCU presidents, faculty, and bishops that include 7-10 minute videos, readings, and discussion questions to strengthen your Board's understanding of governing in a Catholic context.

Learn more about this exclusive program now!