Faith-Based Consortia

  • Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) ABHE is the quality and credibility resource partner that connects efforts among Christian postsecondary educational institutions and with others invested in serious Bible learning that shapes a life of godly influence and service to the most effective means for maturing, thriving, and sustaining.
  • Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) ACPE provides the highest quality CPE programs for spiritual care professionals of any faith and in any setting. The mission of ACPE is to positively affect people’s lives by nurturing connections to the sacred through experiential education and spiritual care. ACPE's vision is to create measurable and appreciable improvement in spiritual health that transforms people and communities in the US and across the globe.
  • Association for College and University Religious Affairs (ACURA) ACURA brings together professionals working in higher education to support pluralistic, inclusive approaches to claiming the role of religion, spirituality, and ethical identity in colleges and universities. Members include Deans, Directors, and Chaplains of various roles; large research universities and small liberal arts colleges; and leaders of a wide range of religious, spiritual, and ethical traditions.
  • Association of Advanced Rabbinical and Talmudic Schools (AARTS) AARTS Accreditation Commission is the association body responsible for accrediting Rabbinical and Talmudic schools in the United States. In the field of Rabbinical and Talmudic education, AARTS sees itself as both a gatekeeper and a historical authority. AARTS aims to hold traditional thought in a modern world through balance of the old and new.
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) ACCU serves as the collective voice of U.S. Catholic higher education. Through programs and services, ACCU strengthens and promotes the Catholic identity and mission of its member institutions so that all associated with Catholic higher education can contribute to the greater good of the world and the Church.
  • Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) ACSI exists to strengthen Christian schools and equip Christian educators worldwide as they prepare students academically and inspire them to become devoted followers of Jesus Christ. ACSI is committed to Biblical fidelity and prayer; Biblical foundation and focus on Jesus Christ; members ACSI serves; stewardship; diverse worldwide constituency; staff and their growth; and public engagement.
  • Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) AJCU is a national organization that represents Jesuit higher education among its various constituencies, provides a forum for the exchange of information and experiences in Jesuit higher education, and encourages and facilitates collaborative initiatives among its member institutions. AJCU sponsors over 30 conferences, or affinity groups, for faculty, staff and administrators.
  • Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (APCU) APCU is dedicated to helping each of our member institutions "seek its own way." To accomplish this, APCU: 1) Advocates the role higher education plays within the Presbyterian Church (USA); 2) Serves as a resource on market trends, church doctrine, and legislative activity; 3) Assists presidents and chaplains in the development of strategies; 4) Creates/maintains partnerships; and 5) Administers a range of programs and services that strengthen and distinguish member institutions.
  • Association of Theological Schools (ATS) ATS's mission is to promote the improvement and enhancement of theological schools to the benefit of communities of faith and the broader public. ATS seeks to implements its mission with attention to four key values: diversity, quality and improvement, collegiality, and leadership.
  • Boston Theological Institute (BTI) BTI is a consortium of theological schools/seminaries in the Boston area. BTI seeks to enrich each member school's mission, advance intentional collaboration, and share resources in order to advance interreligious and ecumenical learning; to strenghten teaching learning and research; to maximize the stewardship of resources; and to engage the member schools in building interreligious community.
  • Christian College Consortium (CCC) The mission of CCC is to serve the cause of Christ in the world of higher education by encouraging and assisting members in the pursuit of their respective missions. CCC seeks to encourage member institutions in their commitment to the centrality of Christ, promotion of human flourishing, and the full exploration of the meaning and implications of faithful scholarship.
  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) CCCU is a global higher education association of intentionally Christian colleges and universities. Founded in 1976, the Council strives to advance the cause of Christ-centered higher education through advocacy, professional development, and experiential education.
  • Graduate Theological Foundation (GTF) GTF provides advanced educational opportunities to practicing ministry professionals. GTF strives to provide quality education to professionals from a variety of faith backgrounds by providing a plethora of study options, as well as providing opportunities to study at collaborating institutions.
  • International Association of Baptist Colleges & Universities (IABCU) IABCU enriches member institutions by stimulating and supporting a quest for high-quality Christian higher education. IABCU fosters intentional Christian education, while cooperating in the advancement of mutual well-being of each member.
  • International Association of Chaplains in Higher Education (IACHE) IACHE is the international professional association for chaplains in higher education. IACHE holds a Global Conference every 4 years in different parts of the world.
  • Lutheran Educational Conference of North America (LECNA) LECNA’s purpose is to encourage, assist and promote cooperation among Lutheran colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. The mission of LECNA is to be an informed voice of Lutheran higher education and an active and effective standard-bearer for North American church-related higher education.
  • National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) NCEA works with Catholic educators to support ongoing faith formation and the teaching mission of the Catholic Church. NCEA’s focus is to lead, learn and proclaim by: developing current and future leaders; providing educational resources and strategically expanding professional development opportunities for those committed to the mission of Catholic education; and serving as the national voice for Catholic schools.
  • Society of Professors in Christian Education (SPCE) SPCE exists to bring ministry professionals and professors together for equipping, encouragement, and education. The members of SPCE are people who have committed their lives to equip the saints to do the work of Christian ministry, particularly in the areas of teaching and discipleship.
  • Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) TRACS is authorized to pre-accredit and accredit institutions offering certificates; diplomas; and associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees; including institutions that offer distance education and/or correspondence education. Whether you are a prospective student, looking for quality Christian education, or an institution of academia seeking the affiliation and accreditation of a respected organization, TRACS offers the resources to meet your needs.
  • Washington Theological Consortium Washington Theological Consortium is a community of theological schools and partners from diverse traditions that pursue ecumenical dialogue, interfaith understanding, and educational collaboration to better equip clergy and laity for the ministry of the Church in a diverse society.

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