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

NACU Podcast: Do Gen Z Digital Natives Need to be Taught Tech Literacy?

September 14, 2020

While technologies are enabling disruption, do students understand how businesses are being transformed? We talked to&nb... READ MORE


NACU Podcast Talks About Creating Efficiencies and Collaboration for Higher Ed Institutions

August 31, 2020

In the latest episode of “Connect, Collaborate, Champion,” NACU President Sean Creighton talks with Paul Fri... READ MORE


NACU Speaker Series Will Feature Equity and Justice Champions

August 25, 2020

To commemorate its 25th anniversary year and celebrate its campuses who are dedicated to improving the human condition, ... READ MORE


Featured Events

Featured Events

Champions Series: Beverly Daniel Tatum

September 30, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM



Student Affairs Group Discussion

October 05, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM



Presidents' Discussion

October 07, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 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.