About AAC&U

AAC&U is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. Its members are committed to extending the advantages of a liberal education to all students, regardless of academic specialization or intended career. Founded in 1915, AAC&U now comprises more than 1,200 member institutions—including accredited public and private colleges and universities of every type and size.

AAC&U organizes its work around five broad goals:

  • A Guiding Vision for Liberal Education
  • Inclusive Excellence
  • Intentional and Integrative Learning
  • Civic, Diversity, and Global Engagement
  • Authentic Evidence

Through its many projects and publications, AAC&U builds national awareness of civic and democratic learning and supports campus capacity for these essential outcomes. This effort is part of AAC&U’s ongoing commitment to help all students achieve a high-quality liberal education.

For more on AAC&U and its work in civic learning, click here.