National Association of College
and University Chaplains

A multifaith professional community supporting spiritual and ethical life in higher education

NACUC Mission

The nature of the activities to be conducted and the purposes to be promoted or carried out by the corporation shall be exclusively charitable, religious, literary, scientific and educational within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code), (the “Code”), including, but not limited to the following:

(a) To further the spirit of ecumenicity and understanding among all religious groups as they relate to the university environment

(b) To educate the broader communities of higher education and national religious organizations about the role of religion and spirituality in higher education

(c) To address, as religious professionals, issues in the larger society as they impact higher education and/or as they arise from our context within higher education

(d) To provide means for more responsible and effective participation in religion in higher education by college chaplains and persons with similar functions

(e) To provide for expression of convictions relative to the vital religious concerns of students, faculties and administrations

(f) To search for solutions to common problems in the religious life of colleges and universities and share mutual interests

(g) To provide a continuing professional fellowship for chaplains and directors of religious life

(h) To provide assistance to governmental and not-for-profit organizations with purposes similar to, or with activities in furtherance of, the purposes set forth above

(i) To engage, subject to the limitations set forth below, in such organizational functions as are necessary to achieve those purposes, and in any lawful act or activity for which a corporation may be organized under the Connecticut Revised Nonstock Corporation Act.


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