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:

  • ACE Transformation Labs​: Transformation Labs guide colleges and universities through a strategic planning process to advance critical institutional priorities.​​
  • ACE's Annual Meeting: One of the largest gathering​​​s 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 ACE's 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.

ACE Engage®

We built ACE E​ngage, ACE'​s peer-to-peer online learning platform​, specifically for higher education leaders. With ACE Engage, you can integrate professional development into the flow of your work, with on-demand access to content, microcourses, and community interaction.

ACE 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.

​To support the higher education community in this difficult time, ACE Engage is extending its complimentary period with no payment information required. Individual subscribers will be notified at least eight weeks in advance of any change in this status. At that time, you will be invited to provide a method of payment to maintain full access to the service.

  • ACE member institutions will receive two ACE Engage subscriptions complimentary with membership.
  • Individuals at ACE member institutions will pay $299 per year for an ACE Engage account.
  • Individuals at ACE nonmember institutions will pay $399 per year for an ACE Engage account.
  • Group discounts will also be available by contacting ACE at

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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