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Azusa Pacific University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.

Council for Christian Colleges & Universities

Image of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universitie's logo in black and white. Azusa Pacific University teams up with the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU). As a member of the CCCU, APU enjoys the benefits of a strong Christian alliance, enabling its faculty, staff, and students to reap the rewards as well. Numerous programs for personal and professional growth make the CCCU a valuable APU resource.

What is the CCCU?

The CCCU is a professional association of academic institutions that helps Christ-centered colleges and universities impact the world by integrating scholarship and service with Biblical truths. Through professional development and research, student programs, and leadership initiatives, the CCCU offers myriad opportunities to its members to advance the cause of Christian higher education.

How Does APU Benefit?

As a member, APU participates in a multitude of programs that enhance the university and its people. Among the highlights of CCCU’s offerings are professional development and research programs, annual conferences, executive leadership development institutes, national and regional faculty workshops, resource tapes on the integration of faith and learning, sabbatical opportunities, and student programs such as the Contemporary Music Center, Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford, the Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford Summer Programme, the Los Angeles Film Studies Center, and the Middle East Studies Program.

For more information on these exciting programs and details on the CCCU mission, go to the CCCU website.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities


The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

Azusa Pacific University became an associate member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) in 2012.

HACU membership includes advocacy representation on behalf of Hispanic education; access to grants, internships, scholarships, and leadership opportunities for students attending member institutions; discounts to HACU conferences; and faculty and staff development opportunities. Membership in HACU demonstrates Azusa Pacific’s desire to be a place of diverse people, ideas, thoughts, experiences, and gifts, honoring God through the celebration of His diverse creation.

The History of HACU

HACU was founded in 1986 to champion Hispanic success in higher education, and is the only national educational organization representing Hispanic-serving institutions. More than 400 colleges and universities in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain, and Portugal comprise HACU’s membership, and HACU’s advocacy efforts with the federal government have led to more than $1.2 billion in grants targeted to member institutions since 1995.

For more information about HACU, go to the HACU website.