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The newsletter of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities


Now Available: Fall 2021

Submissions of material for future editions may be sent to ACCU.


Catholic Higher Ed Steps Up Its Game in Creation Care

Buoyed by the release of Pope Francis's encyclical Laudato Si', Catholic colleges and universities are addressing climate change and sustainability in both word and deed. 


Straight Talk on Vaccine Exemptions

How can leaders talk about conscience-based exemptions from vaccination with those who may not want to listen? Our president offers one suggestion.


ACCU Announcements

Activity on immigration reform, registration for the 2022 ACCU Annual Meeting is open, and more!


Beacons of Hope

A national program is forming and equipping the next generation of Catholic leaders, using the creativity and spirit of campus ministries around the country.


Plant the Seeds: Cultivating Diversity and Retention, Growing Graduation and Equity

How one organization is helping students achieve the dream of a college education without significant debt.


Engaging Catholic Higher Education Alumni: Should We Organize Ourselves Better?

Alumni networks benefit both Catholic colleges and universities and their students, but a lack of organization may be leaving much of their potential untapped.


News & Notes

A survey of happenings among ACCU members.



Upcoming Issue Due Dates

Please observe the following due dates for article submission:

 Issue Date 
Submission Deadline 
Publication Date 
  Summer May 21, 2021 June 15, 2021
  Fall August 20, 2021 September 15, 2021
  Winter  November 12, 2021 December 15, 2021
  Spring February 18, 2022 March 15, 2022


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