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While the majority of programs offered through the ACM are only offered to its member colleges, 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 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.

Big Ten Academic Alliance

A consortium of the 14 research universities in the Big Ten Conference. With funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the ACM and the Big Ten Academic Alliance are collaborating on the Undergraduate and Faculty Fellows Program for a Diverse Professoriate, an initiative to address barriers to faculty diversity in the humanities, humanistic social sciences, and arts, especially in the context of liberal arts colleges.

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.

Henry Luce Foundation

The Henry Luce Foundation

The Henry Luce Foundation seeks to bring important ideas to the center of American life, strengthen international understanding, and foster innovation and leadership in academic, policy, religious and art communities. The Luce Foundation pursues its mission today through the following grant-making programs: American Art; Asia; Luce Scholars; Theology; Higher Education; the Henry R. Luce Initiative on Religion in International Affairs; Public Policy; and the Clare Boothe Luce Program for women in science, mathematics and engineering.

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

Chicago Humanities Festival

The Chicago Humanities Festival celebrates ideas in the context of civic life. Each fall, the festival brings together novelists, scholars, musicians, archaeologists, historians, artists, performers, playwrights, theologians, poets, architects, policy makers, and others — both established and emerging talents — to offer performances, screenings, exhibits, and discussions on a theme of universal interest.

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.