A Voice and a Force for Liberal Education

The American Association of Colleges and Universities is a global membership organization dedicated to advancing the vitality and democratic purposes of undergraduate liberal education.

What's New


Conference on General Education, Pedagogy, and Assessment

The conference will focus on reimagining curricular structures, pedagogical approaches, and assessment methods in order truly to make quality and equity the hallmarks of excellence in undergraduate education in service to democracy.


New Issue of Liberal Education Magazine

Explores the tenuous position of adjunct faculty and the implications for student learning and academic freedom; how students are rising to the challenges of the pandemic; diverse identities in the Nuevo South; and why we need a science-proficient society.

AAC&U serves as a catalyst and facilitator for innovations that improve educational quality and equity and that support the success of all students.

Campus Priorities

Although each campus has a unique mission and culture, institutions across higher education face similar challenges and emerging trends. AAC&U supports our members with timely resources and evidence-based guidance focused on their top priorities.

Become an AAC&U Member

Membership is open to US and international higher education institutions as well as state systems and agencies, other organizations, and individuals.