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 Interview Provides Insight into Philanthropy Trends

October 19, 2020

Recently NACU President Sean Creighton interviewed Amir Pasic, dean of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Phi... READ MORE


NACU Podcast: Generation Z Enters the Higher Ed Workforce

October 13, 2020

Continuing with our focus on Gen Z, we spoke with Corey Seemiller, leading expert and author of numerous books on Genera... READ MORE


NACU Announces New Learning Community Leaders

October 9, 2020

The New American Colleges and Universities (NACU) is grateful to announce three leaders from its campuses will now chair... READ MORE


Featured Events

Featured Events

Presidents' Discussion

October 21, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM



NACU Executive Committee Meeting

October 22, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM



Communications/PR Learning Community Meeting

October 27, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 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.