AAC&U is an institutional membership organization. Membership is open to regionally accredited institutions of higher education, college and university system offices, and higher education agencies in the United States, as well as to non-degree-granting 501(c)(3) organizations whose missions are compatible with that of the association. Institutions of higher education outside the United States that are authorized to grant degrees by their national governments are also eligible for membership.
The Presidents’ Trust is a network of higher education leaders committed to advocating for the vision, values, and practices that connect liberal education with the needs of an increasingly diverse student body, a global workforce, and thriving communities. Membership in the Presidents’ Trust is open to all chief executive officers of AAC&U institutional members, as well as chief executive officers of foundations and associations.