Benefits of Membership


Wondering how your campus can take advantage of its membership in ACCU? Here is an overview of our benefits. Also be sure to check our programs and services.

The Voice of Catholic Higher Education

  • Representation of member colleges and universities with the White House, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Washington Higher Education Secretariat
  • Ongoing conversations with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Congregation for Catholic Education of the Holy See, and other Church officials
  • Regular interaction with local and national media, both secular and religious, on behalf of Catholic higher education, directing press inquiries to member institutions as appropriate
  • Frequent communications with member campuses on critical developments related to Catholic higher education, often providing talking points
  • Access to our members-only LinkedIn group for those who work in public and media relations, alumni affairs, and marketing: Catholic Campus CommunicatorsLinkedIn-logo

Support for Catholic Mission and Identity

A Valuable Information Resource

A Platform for Networking and Exposure Among Peers

  • Opportunities to connect and collaborate with leaders of other Catholic higher education institutions through events such as the ACCU Annual Meeting, Catholic Mission Institute for New Presidents, the annual Peace & Justice Meeting, and more
  • Publicity for job openings through posting on the ACCU website
  • Linkages from the ACCU website to member campus sites
  • Inclusion in a searchable database of scholarly centers and institutes at member institutions

Other Members-Only Services

  • Access to mailing address lists of other member institutions (subject to ACCU approval)
  • The opportunity to expand student learning horizons through the Study USA and Irish American Scholars programs
  • Consultations with national office staff, including assistance in dealing with the media, best practices for Catholic higher education, and more

For questions regarding benefits of membership, please contact ACCU at or 202-457-0650.


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