Membership Benefits

​​​​When you join the American Council on Education (ACE), you and your institution benefit from advocacy, research, briefings, and leadership development programming.

Join our more than 1,700 members in promoting, protecting, and advocating for students, faculty, and administrators in higher education.

Learning Opportunities When and Where You Want Them

Through online courses, a peer-to-peer learning community, and regional and national meetings, you will have access to timely research, analysis of current trends, tactical briefings, practical courses, and a network of engaged professionals sharing knowledge and learning together.

Members receive discounted registration rates to attend ACE meetings, webinars, and programs:

  • Regional Summits: Quarterly meetings across the country on pressing campus issues.
  • ACE's Annual Meeting: One of the largest gatherings of national and international higher education leaders.
  • ACE Fellows Program: This members-only, customized learning experience enables emerging leaders to immerse themselves in the study and practice of leadership, while experiencing another institution's culture, policies, and decision-making processes.

Essential Information and Research

  • Stay in touch with public policy issues by reading two weekly e-newsletters, President to President and Higher Education & National Affairs.
  • Get original research and data analysis that give you the tools to respond to such challenges as leadership in a changing world, free speech on campus, and effective classroom instruction.
  • Explore current issues and gather insight from colleagues by reading the Higher Education Today blog.
  • Dive deeper into data through focused research sites such as Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education and the American College President Study.


We’re building ACE E​NGAGE®, a new peer-to-peer online learning platform, specifically for higher education leaders. With ENGAGE, senior campus executives can integrate professional development into the flow of their work, with affordable, on-demand access to content, courses, and community interaction.

ENGAGE provides a safe, confidential space for you and your team to connect with each other and with colleagues in the higher education community, helping you to collectively address day-to-day challenges and share resources and practices.

The 24/7 platform also contains an easily accessible knowledge base of content and microcourses to facilitate individual and team development, available whenever is convenient for you and your team.

A Voice in Washington, DC

As a member, you help influence higher education public policy. ACE is at the center of federal policy debates concerning legislation that affects campuses across the country.

We regularly convene representatives from all sectors to respond with one clear voice on vital issues affecting institutions and students, provide leadership on key higher education issues, and influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives. We are also ready to assist you with issues that arise on your campus.

Purchase Our Mailing List

A members-only benefit, ACE's postal mailing list enables you to contact college and university presidents and chancellors.​

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