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NACUA's Mission and Values


To advance the effective practice of higher education attorneys for the benefit of the colleges and universities they serve.

Guiding Principles

NACUA is organized to assist higher education attorneys in representing and advising their client institutions. To achieve this purpose, NACUA and its member volunteers will:

  • Help member attorneys provide high quality and responsive legal services and information to institutions of higher education;
  • Deliver services that allow member attorneys to provide effective counsel and leadership to colleges and universities in advancing their institution’s mission;
  • Support an inclusive learning environment for professional development of its diverse member attorneys and help them to maintain the highest professional and ethical standards;
  • Work to improve the understanding of legal issues and to enhance the role of NACUA and its member attorneys in the higher education community.

Core Values

NACUA and its members are committed to practicing and promoting the core values of quality, service, civility, collegiality, diversity, inclusiveness and respect.