Minority Serving Institutions

The AAUP is a strong supporter of historically black colleges and universities and their faculty. We are engaging in a multi-year effort to consult with historically black institutions about academic freedom and shared governance, to strengthen academic programs, and raise the stature of these institutions among colleges and universities.

Our government relations program supports additional funding for HBCUs in each federal budget and our staff at the national office offer consultation on faculty handbooks, on collective bargaining contracts, and on AAUP principles as they apply to particular campuses.

The Association's Committee on Historically Black Institutions and Scholars of Color works to advance AAUP principles and standards for minority faculty. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like more information on our efforts in any of these areas. Of course, our effectiveness is determined by our member strength on the ground and we urge you to take advantage of all the Association offers by becoming a part of it.

See more resources on minority-serving institutions.