NAICU Joins in Launch of New Higher Education Compliance Alliance

March 01, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 1 - The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) has joined nearly two dozen other national higher education organizations to launch the Higher Education Compliance Alliance (

The alliance, which is coordinated by the National Association of College and University Attorneys, is a new online resource to assist institutions in finding their way through the terrain of ever-growing federal laws and regulations.

The alliance website, unveiled today, will serve as a "one-stop shop" for the compliance resources developed by higher education associations representing a wide breadth of campus activities. In addition to providing compliance information by topic, the site offers advice about designing compliance and risk management programs and features sample compliance websites.

NAICU President David L. Warren noted, "NAICU is pleased to join forces in this higher education community effort to ease the way for institutions that are attempting to meet their multiple compliance responsibilities. Compliance is a massive and ever-growing challenge for all institutions. It is particularly daunting to the many small colleges where lean administrative budgets mean that every employee wears two or three hats, at a minimum. This collective effort will offer some measure of relief, and we are happy to be a part of it."

NAICU serves as the unified national voice of independent higher education. With more than 1,000 member institutions and associations nationwide, NAICU reflects the diversity of private, nonprofit higher education in the United States. NAICU members enroll 90 percent of all students attending private institutions. They include traditional liberal arts colleges, major research universities, church- and faith-related institutions, historically black colleges, Hispanic-serving institutions, single-sex colleges, art institutions, two-year colleges, and schools of law, medicine, engineering, business, and other professions.


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