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 praised 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.
“NACU differentiates itself through innovative and collaborative projects that benefit our leadership team, faculty, and students.”Troy Hammond, President, North Central College
The NACU membership committee reviews institutions that fit the NACU criteria and then forwards its recommendations to the NACU Board of Directors for approval and inclusion in the network. The guiding criteria includes:
In an effort to build and maintain a trusted community, and because NACU campuses share openly and honestly, NACU is committed to protecting its non-competitive environment. Therefore, the NACU Board of Directors generally does not consider institutions that compete directly with a current NACU campus.
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a NACU campus, please contact Sean Creighton.