The innovative initiatives advanced by ACE member colleges and universities are changing the landscape of higher education. Read about a selection of these initiatives below. If your campus has a program you’d like to share, please contact us.

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Northwestern Broadens Opportunities for Transfer Students

Set just north of the urban powerhouse it calls home, Northwestern University (IL) is emphasizing a vital element of its demographic landscape—community college transfer students.

Allegheny College Awards Biden and McCain Prize for Civility in Public Life

Allegheny College in Pennsylvania has named Vice President Joseph Biden and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) the recipients of its fifth annual Allegheny College Prize for Civility in Public Life, which recognizes public figures who have demonstrated civility throughout their career or at an important moment in time.

Johns Hopkins University Invests in Baltimore’s Future

After a tumultuous 2015 in Baltimore, administrators at Johns Hopkins University wondered what they could do to reaffirm their commitment to and help revitalize the city it calls home. And so BLocal, an initiative to build, hire and buy locally, was born.

West Chester University Lends a Hand to Its Homeless Students

Imagine you are a college student. Imagine a day of classes, meetings, assignments and work. Now imagine going home to sleep in your car, your friend’s couch, or even the local bus station. This is the unfortunate reality for many homeless college and university students—and why West Chester University is taking proactive steps to help reduce the burden some of its students are facing.

Full-Time Faculty for Freshmen at Governors State University

Governors State University (GSU) has filled its freshman program entirely with full-time professors as part of an effort to pair GSU’s most vulnerable learners—many of them first-generation college students from low-income households—with some of its most experienced educators.

Harvey Mudd College Confronts Lack of Female Computer Science Majors

“Dork,” “Nerd” and “Geek” are stereotypes that surround the computer science major at most colleges and universities. An even more prevalent CS stereotype? Male. Although Harvey Mudd College President Maria Klawe herself embraces the title of “dork,” she is working to change the perception that all computer scientists are men.

Indiana University School of Medicine Enhancing Career Flexibility

According to recent research, care giving support is integral to work-life balance. But a gap persists between the need for childcare and eldercare and access to those resources. As the largest medical school in the United States, the Indiana University School of Medicine sought out ways to solve this problem by creating a “Work-Life Portal.”

Ohio State Buckeyes Commit for Life, Four Years at a Time

A program at Ohio State University is giving new meaning to mentorship. Mentor-A-Buckeye is a unique mentorship initiative that pairs Ohio State undergraduates with ninth graders from underprivileged Columbus City Schools and a community leader who serves as a mentor to both students.

Grinnell College Helps Small Colleges Manage Risk

According to recent research, many higher education institutions do not have plans in place to identify and resolve risks that may negatively affect the school’s reputation or interfere with its mission. This is particularly true of small liberal arts colleges.