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Strengthening Catholic Identity report

Order your copy today: $24.99

Your Comprehensive Resource on Strengthening Catholic Identity:

Available now in a single volume, Strengthening Catholic Identity is a 12-part series that helps Catholic college and university leaders fulfill their responsibilities related to institutional mission.
Topics include:

  • Catholic Social Teaching
  • Faith & Reason
  • Campus Operations
  • As well as positions such as Presidents, Mission Officers, Chief Academic Officers, and more.

PLUS: Each chapter is presented in both English and Spanish



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A voluntary association, ACCU was founded in 1899 by 53 delegates from Catholic colleges throughout the United States. Since then, the association has grown fourfold to represent more than 90 percent of accredited Catholic institutions of higher learning in the United States, plus approximately two dozen international universities.

ACCU’s principal purposes are to help member institutions strengthen their stated Catholic mission and to foster collaboration among Catholic colleges and universities.







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