History

The Association for Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities (ASACCU) was founded in 1999.  ASACCU was created by student affairs professionals working at Catholic institutions who had attended the Institute for Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges (ISACC). This group if individuals is recognized by the Association as Directors Emeriti.

ASACCU has its roots in ISACC, which was a five-day summer program from 1995 – 1999 that was sponsored by the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) and funded in part by the Lilly Endowment, Inc. ISACC was held on the campus of John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. The goals of ISACC were to:

1) learn about the Catholic intellectual tradition,

2) network with student affairs professionals at Catholic colleges and universities across the nation
    and internationally,

3) discuss how to ground our work in the Catholic identity of our institutions, and

4) apply this understanding to issues on campus.

By 1999, over 220 student affairs professionals from 59 Catholic colleges and universities had attended ISACC. Many of these participants asked, "What's next?" ISACC was a formation experience that one attended once. What was needed now, they said, was an opportunity for on-going dialogue and connection.  ASACCU was created to provide this opportunity.

ASACCU convenes annually in July for a three-day conference on the campus of a member institution. Each year different topics related to student affairs and Catholic identity are explored.  This website provides an additional vehicle for communication throughout the year.

Membership in ASACCU is by institution.  Institutional membership entitles the college or university to register the members of its student affairs staff as a group for one fee. Membership materials are sent annually to the institution's senior student affairs officer.

Select "How to Become A Member" on the top menu for additional information.
ASACCU is affiliated with the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities.