NACU Opportunities

St. Edward’s University offers students, faculty, and staff the advantages of a national campus by being part of the New American Colleges & Universities (NACU) — an academic consortium of 24 colleges that collaborate to provide more opportunities to enhance teaching and learning.  Visit the NACU full website

Opportunities for SEU Faculty, Staff, and Administrators

Opportunities for SEU Students

  • Student Excellence Awards:
    2018 Call for Submissions (due Jan. 22 to campus ambassadors)
    Recognizes up to three seniors annually for completed work in the liberal arts, professional studies, and civic engagement. The winners receive cash prizes and present at the NAC&U Summer Institute to receive their awards and present their work. Each member institutions can nominate one student. A senior student at St. Edward’s University, Amy Ontai, received one of the inaugural awards in summer 2017.
  • Signature Experiences (Study Away at NACU Institutions):
    Spend a semester at one of the other 23 campuses, taking advantage of the host campus’ geographic location and expertise. Among the opportunities are six NACU Signature Experiences tailored to particular areas of study and guaranteed to include hands-on learning, including internships, currently in music business, publishing, civil rights, paleontology, meteorology, and geography.
  • Online Courses:
    Students can complement their coursework at St. Edward’s University with approved online courses through the Consortium. See the list of options and check with the St. Edward University Registrar Office to make sure course credit will transfer.
  • Study Abroad:
    Study abroad opportunities exist for undergraduate and graduate and students. Students in any major can benefit from studying abroad. Undecided majors may discover new interests while studying abroad that may help them choose a major and career path. The Global Engagement Office (GEO) helps bring St. Edward’s University to the world, and the world to St. Edward’s by providing support to both incoming international students and outgoing study abroad students.
  • National Presentations:
    Students from NACU campuses have presented Congressional Briefings, National Press Club Briefings and at the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Annual Meeting.

Contact the St. Edward’s University faculty ambassadors to NACU:

Jeannetta G. Williams, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
  (512) 637-1920 Doyle Hall 115



Teri L. Varner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication
   (512) 428-1365  Andre Hall 222