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

St. Mary’s University Joins NACU

January 10, 2023

The New American Colleges and Universities, a national consortium of higher education institutions that integrate libera... READ MORE


NACU Podcast: Fostering Innovation to Solve Complex Problems

December 6, 2022

Greg Jones, president of Belmont University and co-author of Navigating the Future: Traditioned Innovation for Wilder Se... READ MORE


NACU and WII Forge a New Strategic Alignment

November 11, 2022

Creating the most purposeful and accessible DC internship experience for undergraduates.  The Board of Directors of the... READ MORE


Featured Events

Featured Events

Executive Committee Meeting

January 30, 2023
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM



Advancement Learning Community

January 31, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM



Honors Program Directors Learning Community

February 02, 2023
2:00 PM - 3:00 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.