Abridged List of Institutional Memberships
The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) & the American Democracy Project (ADP)
• AASCU is a Washington-based higher education association of nearly 400 public colleges, universities and systems whose members share a learning and teaching-centered culture, a historic commitment to underserved student populations and a dedication to research and creativity that advances their regions’ economic progress and cultural development.
• The American Democracy Project (ADP) is a network of more than 250 state colleges and universities focused on public higher education’s role in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for our democracy.
American Council on Education (ACE)
• The American Council on Education (ACE) is a membership organization that mobilizes the higher education community to shape effective public policy and foster innovative, high-quality practice.
Andrew Goodman Foundation Partner Network
• The Andrew Goodman Foundation supports youth leadership development, voting accessibility, and social justice initiatives on campuses across the country with mini-grants to select institutions of higher learning and other financial assistance to students.
Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
• AAC&U is the leading national association dedicated to advancing the vitality and public standing of liberal education by making quality and equity the foundations for excellence in undergraduate education in service to democracy.
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB)
• The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) is the premier organization centered on governance in higher education.
• Campus Compact is a national coalition of 1,000+ colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. Campus Compact puts special emphasis on partnerships to support educational equity.
Coalition for College
• The Coalition for College is a group of more than 150 distinguished colleges and universities across the U.S. that joined together to increase students’ access to higher education. Coalition’s diverse member schools are united in their mission to support lower-income, under-resourced, and/or first-generation students; to provide responsible financial aid; and to bolster students’ success in college—and beyond.
Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
• The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is the global association for professionals in advancement—alumni relations, communications, development, marketing, and advancement services—who share the goal of championing education to transform lives and society.
The Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC)
• COPLAC is a national alliance of leading liberal arts colleges in the public sector. Ramapo College is a founding member of COPLAC. COPLAC serves both external and internal constituencies. It communicates to state and federal policy makers the vital importance and benefits of providing students with comprehensive public higher education in the liberal arts and sciences.
Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce
• The MRCC is organized to advance the general welfare and prosperity of the greater New Jersey/New York region so that its citizens and its business community may prosper. All reasonable means to secure these ends may be exercised. Particular attention and emphasis shall be given to the business, social, civic, cultural, and educational interests of the region.
Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce
• The Meadowlands Chamber is a dynamic forward thinking business service organization whose sole purpose is dedicated to the success and business growth of its members. As it focuses on this task it also finds itself as a community catalyst. It advocates for a positive economic atmosphere that improves the quality of life in the greater Meadowlands region for all who live and work there.
National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)
• The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) is a membership organization representing more than 1,900 colleges and universities across the country. NACUBO specifically represents chief business and financial officers through advocacy efforts, community service, and professional development activities. The association’s mission is to advance the economic vitality, business practices, and support of higher education institutions in pursuit of their missions.
The New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities (NJASCU)
• The New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities (NJASCU), based in Trenton, is a nonprofit higher education association serving New Jersey’s nine state colleges and universities. The Association is a nongovernmental entity created by the State Legislature [NJSA 18A:64-45 et seq.] in 1985 to advance and support public higher education in New Jersey. NJASCU’s primary mission is to advocate higher education as a public good and the collective value of the state colleges/universities in serving the public interest and the State of New Jersey.
• Edge serves as a member-owned, nonprofit provider of high performance optical fiber networking and internetworking, Internet2, and a vast array of best-in-class technology solutions for cybersecurity, educational technologies, cloud computing, and professional managed services. Edge provides these solutions to colleges and universities, K-12 school districts, government entities, hospital networks and nonprofit business entities as part of a membership-based consortium. Edge’s membership spans New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia. Edge’s common good mission ensures success by empowering members for digital transformation with affordable, reliable and thought-leading purpose-built, advanced connectivity, technologies and services.
• Second Nature is an organization committed to accelerating climate action in, and through, higher education. It mobilizes a diverse array of higher education institutions to act on bold climate commitments, to scale campus climate initiatives, and to create innovative climate solutions.
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
• The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) unites the best of college and professional planners. We create a range of learning opportunities, from publications to our annual SCUP conference, for our community to share perspectives, resources, best practices, and fresh ideas that move challenges to solutions—building upon a culture of integrated planning.