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Bringing together professionals working in higher education to support pluralistic, inclusive approaches to claiming the role of religion, spirituality, and ethical identity in colleges and universities.

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A New Vision

The Association of College and University Religious Affairs (ACURA) has voted to merge with the National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC) to create a new organization to support religious affairs professionals in higher education. 

We will not be renewing memberships for 2020-2021.  Please check the NACUC website for updates on how to join us on this new adventure!  If you have any questions please contact our Treasurer, Rev. Kate Smanik, Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life at Colby College at kate.smanik@colby.edu. 


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A Message from
our President

It is a tremendous privilege and honor to work among such thoughtful, creative and inspiring colleagues committed to a rapidly changing religious and spiritual landscape across a wide...

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Principles for Religious Life
in Higher Education

Nurturing the religious and spiritual life of students is a critical part of the mission of higher education in the 21st century. Our colleges and universities are explicitly committed to developing the whole person, creating global ...

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Featured Post


This section will display a new or noted blog post by an ACURA member.  We encourage ACURA members to submit their stories for this section.  Check back soon for updates to this section.

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ACURA is a collegial association that brings together professionals working in higher education to support pluralistic, inclusive approaches to claiming the role of religion, spirituality, and ethical identity in colleges and universities.

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