The New American Colleges & Universities

NACU is a national consortium of private comprehensive colleges and universities working together to graduate extraordinary professionals for a global workforce and society.

Connect. Collaborate. Champion.

NACU connects campuses to collaborate in the delivery of innovative ideas and to champion the belief that a comprehensive liberal, professional, and civic education is essential to the future of our world.

Latest News

Latest News

Chatham University Joins NACU

July 15, 2020

Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Penn. recently became the newest campus of the New American Colleges and Universities ... READ MORE


NACU Launches New Podcast

July 13, 2020

The New American Colleges & Universities (NACU) today launched a new podcast “Connect, Collaborate, Champion!” a... READ MORE


Board Elects NACU 2020-21 Executive Committee and Officers

June 8, 2020

The New American Colleges and Universities (NACU) Board of Directors recently elected its 2020-21 executive officers and... READ MORE


Featured Events

Featured Events

Presidents' Discussion

August 12, 2020
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM



Presidents' Discussion

August 26, 2020
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM



NACU Board Retreat

December 07, 2020
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM



NACU Campuses Have a Distinctive Mission

NACU campuses are private, comprehensive institutions that purposefully integrate liberal arts, professional preparation, and civic engagement. They embrace the legacy of Ernest Boyer who called for higher education and scholarship to be a service to society and who lauded institutions that recognized the importance of teaching. NACU campuses connect their students with their communities to ensure that students can apply classroom knowledge beyond the campus and understand their roles as responsible citizens.

Get Connected with NACU

NACU brings together progressive thinkers and innovative agents of change across higher education to share ideas and create unique opportunities for its campuses. Learn more about joining this network of like-minded educators who have dedicated themselves to similar missions, purposes, and values.