The innovative initiatives advanced by ACE member colleges and universities are changing the landscape of higher education. Read about a selection of these initiatives below. If your campus has a program you’d like to share, please contact us.

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Northern Illinois University Celebrates Diversity and Inclusion On and Off the Field

At Northern Illinois University, diversity, inclusion and equity all play a key role in the institution’s overall vision. Including those elements in its institutional mission extends to all parts of NIU, including the athletics department.

Texas State University’s Boots to Roots Program Brings STEM Degrees to Vets

Texas State University wants to provide potential student veterans with some answers, and help ease a shortage of qualified candidates for a number of jobs in the agricultural sciences field at the same time. So it is assisting female and Hispanic military veterans earn bachelor’s degrees in agriculture and STEM fields through a new program called Boots and Roots.

Bergen Community College Program Ensures All Adults Have the Opportunity to Excel

At Bergen Community College (BCC) in New Jersey, students with intellectual disabilities are able to reach college and career milestones they never thought were possible through a new program called Garden State Pathways to Independence for Students with Intellectual Disabilities Project.

International Education Week Finds SUNY Oswego Thinking Globally for All Students

In honor of International Education Week (IEW), we wanted to spotlight one of our many member institutions doing exemplary work in the field. Although SUNY Oswego has a study abroad participation rate of over 20 percent—more than double the national average—campus leaders have recognized the need to deliver global learning to all students.

SDSU and Rio Salado College Empowering Student Veterans to Succeed, On and Off Campus

In commemoration of Veterans Day, we wanted to share with you two ACE member institutions that have initiated innovative programs and services for student veterans: San Diego State University and Rio Salado College in Arizona.

McDaniel College Scholarship Program Aims for Diverse Workforce

Workforce diversity and postsecondary access are both key to creating a more creative and productive workforce. That’s why McDaniel College is partnering with the Howard County Public School System to create Teachers for Tomorrow, a scholarship program aimed at increasing higher education access and affordability for low-income students and developing a more diverse workforce in Howard County.

CUNY to Bolster Community College Graduation Rates

The City University of New York has announced a groundbreaking partnership with New York City to significantly increase graduation rates at its community colleges. CUNY will scale-up its already successful Accelerated Study in Associate Programs, with plans to grow the program from 4,000 to 25,000 students over the next three years and raise the graduation rate to 34 percent by 2025.

45 Colleges Commit to Sustainability at Agnes Scott Signing Ceremony

In 2007, more than 650 colleges and universities committed to reducing carbon emissions through the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. Earlier this week, 45 of those institutions took this pledge one step further by committing to incorporate new climate resilience initiatives to address the long-term impact of climate change.

New CSUSM Center Helps Latinos Overcome Academic Obstacles

At California State University San Marcos (CSUSM), nearly 40 percent of the student body identifies as Latino. Unfortunately, many first-generation Latino students face major hurdles to pursuing a post-secondary education. And when they do enroll, they often find the transition challenging—which is why CSUSM launched The Latin@ Center earlier this month.