Congressional Independent

Colleges Caucus



   David Joyce R-OH

    ICC Co-chair Rep. Derek Kilmer
    (D-WA) and Rep. David Joyce (R-OH)

The Independent Colleges Caucus, launched in February 2017, offers Members of Congress an opportunity to both celebrate and advance the diversity of the nation's private, nonprofit colleges and universities, and learn about the challenges and issues these institutions face.


The Caucus serves as an informal group of Members dedicated to addressing the issues related to private, nonprofit colleges and the students they serve, while educating colleagues on the issues facing independent colleges and universities. 

The Caucus, after being relaunched in the 117th Congress under the direction of new co-chairs Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and David Joyce (R-OH), currently has 88 members, including two Senators and 86 Representatives.

To celebrate the ICC, each year NAICU holds a reception each February during the NAICU Annual Meeting & Advocacy Day.  

Member Spotlight

Each month a ICC member is featured in our Member Spotlight.  Now in the spotlight:
Rep. Joe Morelle (D-NY).


See more Member Spotlight Videos


Current Membership

House of Representatives​                                                                      Download Roster

Robert Aderholt (R-AL)
Pete Aguilar (D-CA)
Troy Balderson (R-OH)
Jim Banks (R-IN)
Andy Barr (R-KY) 

Don Beyer (D-VA)
Sanford Bishop (D-GA)
Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
Larry Buschon (R-IN)
Cheri Bustos (D-IL)
Andre Carson (D-IN)
Buddy Carter (R-GA)
Matt Cartwright (D-PA)
Steve Chabot (R-OH)
David Cicilline (D-RI)
Ben Cline (R-VA)
Steve Cohen (D-TN)
Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ)
James Comer (R-KY)
Jim Cooper (D-TN)
Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)
Suzan DelBene (D-WA)
Antonio Delgado (D-NY)
Debbie Dingell (D-MI)
Mike Doyle (D-PA)
Tom Emmer (R-MN)
Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA)
Drew Ferguson (R-GA)
Mike Gallagher (R-WI)

Bob Gibbs (R-OH)
Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon (R-PR) 

Bob Good (R-VA)
Kay Granger (R-TX)
Morgan Griffith (R-VA)
Glenn Grothman (R-WI)
Brian Higgins (D-NY)
Jim Himes (D-CT)
David Joyce (R-OH)

Mike Kelly (R-PA)
Trent Kelly (R-MS)
Derek Kilmer (D-WA)
Ron Kind (D-WI)
Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH)
Jim Langevin (D-RI)

John Larson (D-CT)
Elaine Luria (D-VA) 

Robert Latta (R-OH)
Jacob (Jake) LaTurner (R-KS)
Barbara Lee (D-CA)
Doris Matsui (D-CA)
Betty McCollum (D-MN)
A. Donald McEachin (D-VA)
James McGovern (D-MA)
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
Jerry McNerney (D-CA)
Gwen Moore (D-WI)
Joseph Morelle (D-NY)
Greg Murphy, M.D. (R-NC)

Stephanie Murphy (D-FL)
Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)
Dan Newhouse (R-WA)
Ralph Norman (R-SC)
Frank Pallone (D-NJ)
Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ)
Scott Perry (R-PA)
Mark Pocan (D-WI)
Jamie Raskin (D-MD)
Tom Reed (R-NY)
Deborah Ross (D-NC)  

Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD)
Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA)
Bobby Scott (D-VA)
Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ)
Albio Sires (D-NJ)
Pete Stauber (R-MN) 

Elise Stefanik (R-NY)
Steve Stivers (R-OH)
Glenn W. Thompson, Jr. (R-PA)
David Trone (D-MD)
Michael Turner (R-OH)
Marc Veasey (D-TX)
Ann Wagner (R-MO)
Jackie Walorski (R-IN)
Susan Wild (D-PA)
Joe Wilson (R-SC)
Robert Wittman (R-VA)

U.S. Senate

Edward J. Markey (D-MA)

Roger Marshall (R-KS)

* Co-chair                                                                                                                              (October 2021)

How to Get Involved

NAICU member presidents can invite their representatives using the following tools: