||The Association was founded.
||The Association does not meet because of World War I.
||The Association is revived.
||Under the new name, “the Association of College and University Unions,” the organization grows to 21 institutions.
Association becomes international as McGill University and the
University of Toronto are named charter members under a new
constitution. Additionally, J.B. Bickersteth, University of Toronto is
elected as the first president.
||For the first time, professional members outnumber student members.
||The first Bulletin is published.
||The organization is renamed the “Association of College Unions.”
||The first collegiate billiards tournament is held.
||The first women delegates attend the Association’s annual conference.
Association holds its first conference not on a college campus.
Twenty-one regions are represented. The conference also includes the
Association’s first exhibit hall.
||Institutional membership passes 100.
||Student members outnumber professional members.
||Association membership passes 200.
||The number of regions is reduced to 11. The Association holds its first West Coast conference.
||The Role of the College Union is adopted.
||The Association establishes an office at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.
||Bulletin circulation passes 2,000 copies.
||Membership passes 500 and the number of regions is increased to 15.
||The Association celebrates its golden anniversary.
||The Butts-Whiting Award, the Association’s highest honor, is created.
organization changes its name to “the Association of College
Unions-International.” It discusses a merger with the National
Entertainment Conference and Association of College and University
Concern Managers. They agree it is unnecessary, concluding that NEC
could be a “spin-off” like the National Association of College and
University Food Service.
Chester A. Berry, Stanford University, becomes the first paid staff member of the Association.
||R.E. Walde, University of Iowa begins an in-depth study on the expansion of [Recreation] Committee activities, with particular emphasis on Trap-and-Skeet Programs. A pilot program is conducted in Region 10, and an evaluation and complete report is presented to the executive committee.
||The Association moves to California, leasing office suites at Stanford University.
||ACUI publishes “The College Union Idea,” by Porter Butts.
||Shirley Bird Perry, University of Texas–Austin, becomes the Association’s first woman president.
||For the first time since 1922, the annual conference is held outside the United States, at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto.
Shirley Bird Perry becomes the first woman to receive the Butts-Whiting Award.
The Association partners with the academic quiz program College Bowl to offer tournaments to college campuses.
||The Central Office moves to the Indiana University campus in Bloomington, Ind.
||LeNorman Strong, Cornell University, becomes the Association’s first president who is a person of color.
||LeNorman Strong becomes the first person of color to receive the Butts-Whiting Award.
The Association celebrates its 75th anniversary.
The Association becomes educational partners with the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge, providing volunteer support for this exemplary College Bowl program for historically black colleges and universities.
||Marsha Herman-Betzen becomes the Association’s first woman executive director.
||The Association launches its first Web site, advertising the 1996 annual conference.
The Role of the College Union Statement is revised and reaffirmed.
The hyphen is removed from the
Association’s name, “thus giving ‘International’ equal billing with the
other elements of the name.”
The Central Office moves from the Indiana University campus to its current home, One City Centre, Suite 200.
||ACUI becomes a charter member of the
Consortium on Government Relations for Student Affairs to better inform
members of legislative and regulatory issues.
||The first Institute for Leadership Education and Development (I-LEAD®) is held independent of the annual conference.
reinvents itself as a knowledge-based organization structured to
support professionals and student campus community builders.
ACUI Procure is launched as a group-buying program to save members time and money on furniture, services, equipment, and other products.
ACUI creates the Stop the Hate! bias and hate crime prevention program for college campuses.
ACUI adopts 11 core competencies for the college union and student activities profession.
goes live, featuring information on almost 700 data points and becoming
the only benchmarking resource of its kind for college unions and
||All start-up costs for the ACUI Procure group buying program are fully repaid, more than five years ahead of schedule.
ACUI launches Communities of Practice.
After 31 years of collaboration with ACUI, the College Bowl Company suspends the College Bowl campus program.
The Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association contracts ACUI to provide association management services.