Congressional Independent Colleges Caucus


The Congressional Independent Colleges Caucus, launched in February 2017, provides 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 other Members on the issues facing independent colleges and universities.

How to Get Involved

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

Caucus Members

House of Representatives​

Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) *
Michael Capuano (D-MA) *

Ralph Abraham (R-LA)
Pete Aguilar (D-CA)
Jim Banks (R-IN)
Donald Beyer (D-VA)
Rod Blum (R-IA)
Dave Brat (R-VA)
Larry Buschon (R-IN)
Buddy Carter (R-GA)
Matt Cartwright (D-PA)
Steve Chabot (R-OH)
David Cicilline (D-RI)
Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ)
James Comer (R-KY)
Barbara Comstock (R-VA)
Charlie Dent (R-PA)
Debbie Dingell (D-MI)
Dan Donovan (R-NY)
​Mike Gallagher (R-WI)
Tom Garrett (R-VA)

Bob Gibbs (R-OH)
Kay Granger (R-TX)
Tom Graves (R-GA)
Morgan Griffith (R-VA)
Glenn Grothman (R-WI)
Brian Higgins (D-NY)
Jim Himes (D-CT)
Eleanor Holmes-Norton (D-DC)
David Joyce (R-OH)
Mike Kelly (R-PA)
Joe Kennedy (D-MA) 
Derek Kilmer (D-WA)
Ron Kind (D-WI)
Steve King (R-IA)
Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH)
Jim Langevin (D-RI)
John Larson (D-CT)
Robert Latta (R-OH)
Dave Loebsack (D-IA)

Doris Matsui (D-CA)
Betty McCollum (D-MN)
James McGovern (D-MA)
Jerry McNerney (D-CA)
Mark Meadows (R-NC)
Luke Messer (R-IN)
Gwen Moore (D-WI)
Frank Pallone (D-NJ)
Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ)
Mark Pocan (D-WI)
Martha Roby (R-AL)
Dutch Ruppersberger  (D-MD)
Albio Sires (D-NJ)
Lamar Smith (R-TX)
Elise Stefanik (R-NY)
Steve Stivers (R-OH)
Michael Turner (R-OH)
Peter Visclosky (D-IN)
Jackie Walorski (R-IN)
Joe Wilson (R-SC)
Robert Wittman (R-VA)

U.S. Senate

Joe Donnelly (D-IN)
Edward J. Markey (D-MA)

* Co-chair                                                                                                    (January 2018)