Welcome to NACU Learning Communities!

NACU manages group email addresses, or listservs, to help you reach out to others when you have a question or want to know what your peers are doing.

Advancement: advancement@nacu.edu

Chiefs of Staff: chiefs@nacu.edu

Civic Engagement: civicengagement@nacu.edu

Executive Assistants: eas@nacu.edu

Honors Program Directors: honors@nacu.edu

Human Resources: hr@nacu.edu

General Counsels: legalcounsel@nacu.edu

Institutional Research: irdirectors@nacu.edu

Chief Information Officers: cios@nacu.edu

Marketing Communications & Public Relations: commgroup@nacu.edu

If you would like a copy of your group’s directory, please email Michelle Apuzzio. She can also add additional people in your department to the email distribution list.

NACU provides opportunities for its learning communities to gather virtually with their peers in the consortium to discuss various topics. If you have an idea for a topic for your group to discuss or if you would like to present on a topic, please contact Michelle Apuzzio.

NACU Programs


NACU conducts a variety of studies to allow its campuses to compare themselves against their peers. These include a benchmarking dashboard using IPEDS data, grant-funded research, and ‘quick studies’ that respond to your immediate needs and questions. Reach out to Sean Creighton or Michelle Apuzzio with questions or ideas for collaborative studies.

Expert Webinars

We engage in professional development by leveraging expertise within and outside of NACU. For our webinars, we feature industry leaders on a variety of topics. NACU webinars are open to all administrators, faculty, and staff on campuses.

Summer Institute

The NACU Summer Institute provides a unique opportunity for professional development, discussion of issues common to our members, and networking. The institute is a catalyst for campus teams to work collaboratively on institutional strategy and improving educational outcomes.

Student Programs

NACU offers student-focused programs — study abroad, student exchange, and an agreement with the Washington Internship Institute.

The NACU Student Exchange, also known as domestic study away, allows students from one NACU campus to study at another NACU campus. The student pays his/her regular tuition to his/her home campus so that the financial aid package remains intact. The student pays room and board (if applicable), as well as additional program fees, to the host campus.

The host institution bills the student’s home campus for the tuition portion of the exchange. Each year, the program tuition is based on the lowest net tuition as determined by the APR net tuition revenue study. For the 2020-21 academic year, the home campus will reimburse the host campus $5,445.00 in tuition costs. 

To help campuses fill spots that might otherwise go unused, NACU also helps promote short- and long-term study abroad programs.

NACU also has an agreement with the Washington Internship Institute that allows its campuses to receive a 10 percent discount on program costs for their students.