Fostering excellence. equity. connection. innovation.

The Associated Colleges of the Midwest enriches residential liberal arts education and strengthens members through collaboration.

ACM connects fourteen colleges across five midwestern states to serve over 23,000 students, 1,700 faculty, and 4,500 staff in pursuit of a shared mission.

We work to encourage excellence in teaching and learning; promote equity and inclusion and celebrate individual and collective diversity; strengthen the connection between inquiry and practice; amplify the expertise of faculty, students, and staff; and cultivate an open environment for innovation and exchange.

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We're focused on providing the most value to our campuses and bringing our community together to advance shared goals in innovative ways.

For over 60 years, ACM has served our campuses as a partner, convener, and innovator, driving new ways to enrich liberal arts education and strengthen our members through collaboration. Our talented staff is here to support you, and committed to carrying this tradition of excellence forward.
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— Sonya Malunda, President, Associated Colleges of the Midwest

Your Pathway to Collaboration

Our new strategic plan will guide ACM’s activities for the next three years, focusing on five strategic areas to support students, faculty, and staff.

Anti-Racism Workshops

Develop anti-racism skills and learn evidence-based practices to enhance inclusive and equitable teaching and learning on your campus.

Get in Touch

Contact us at 312.263.5000 or – or browse our staff directory to reach the ACM team. For general inquiries, please use the form below and we’ll follow up with you soon. We look forward to working with you!

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