A Voice and a Force for Liberal Education

The American Association of Colleges and Universities is a global membership organization dedicated to advancing the democratic purposes of higher education by promoting equity, innovation, and excellence in liberal education.

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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.