Most ACM off-campus study programs are open to students from any college. Colleges that are not members of the ACM consortium may wish to pursue affiliation with particular ACM off-campus study programs, which can provide a variety of benefits for the affiliated college and its students. For more details, please visit the Program Affiliate information page.
- Associated Colleges of the South (ACS)
A consortium of 16 private liberal arts colleges and universities located in the South. The member institutions are Birmingham-Southern College, Centenary College of Louisiana, Centre College, Davidson College, Furman University, Hendrix College, Millsaps College, Morehouse College, Rhodes College, Rollins College, Sewanee: The University of the South, Southwestern University, Spelman College, Trinity University, University of Richmond, and Washington and Lee University.
- Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC)
A consortium of the Big Ten member universities plus the University of Chicago. With funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the ACM and the CIC are collaborating on Enhancing the Midwest Knowledge Ecosystem (EMKE), a project to explore areas of common ground and the potential for initiatives focused on the humanities and the arts.
- Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA)
A consortium of 13 liberal arts colleges including Albion College, Allegheny College, Antioch College, Denison University, DePauw University, Earlham College, Hope College, Kalamazoo College, Kenyon College, Oberlin College, Ohio Wesleyan University, Wabash College, and The College of Wooster.
- Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
Established in 1962, ICPSR is the world's largest archive of digital social science data. ICPSR acquires, preserves, and distributes original research data and provides training in its analysis. The organization also offers access to publications based on its data holdings.
- The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
The Foundation's grantmaking philosophy is to build, strengthen and sustain institutions and their core capacities, rather than be a source for narrowly defined projects. As such, it develops thoughtful, long-term collaborations with grant recipients and invests sufficient funds for an extended period to accomplish the purpose at hand and achieve meaningful results.
- The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, we work to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is affecting children and society.
- The Teagle Foundation
The Teagle Foundation provides leadership for liberal education, marshalling the intellectual and financial resources necessary to ensure that today's students have access to challenging, wide-ranging, and enriching college educations. The Foundation believes that the benefits of such learning last for a lifetime and are best achieved when colleges develop broad and intellectually stimulating curricula, engage their students in active learning, explore questions of deep social and personal significance, set clear goals, and—crucially—systematically measure progress toward them.
- Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts at Wabash College
The Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts collaborates with institutions to gather and use evidence to strengthen liberal arts education. The Center works together with faculty, staff, administrators, and researchers at liberal arts institutions across the country on two core projects: the Wabash National Study of Liberal Arts Education and providing assessment support to liberal arts institutions.
- Chicago Humanities Festival
The Chicago Humanities Festival sponsors an annual Fall festival celebrating the humanities and invites ACM and GLCA colleges to send students and faculty for a weekend. This year's nineteenth annual festival considers the sweep and scale of human ambition: the grand gesture, the great scheme, the Big Idea; this year's festival runs October 29-November 9, 2008.
- Lyric Opera of Chicago
Through a consortial membership in the Lyric Opera's College Opera Circle, groups of students and their faculty advisers from the ACM colleges can attend, free of charge, dress rehearsals of Lyric Opera productions, including pre-performance lectures.
- NITLE: National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education
A community-based, non-profit initiative that provides professional development programs, managed information services, and peer networking opportunities to independent, undergraduate-centered institutions of higher education that participate in their Network.