Giving back from the heart.
At American Campus Communities, we’re all about building community and empowering young people. That starts at our communities, but it doesn’t stop there. American Campus Charities Foundation supports charitable activities focused on disadvantaged youth and education in our hometown of Austin, Texas as well as in the local markets served by our communities.
We take great pride in our sponsorships and relationships with industry-leading organizations and academic associations.
We also support the U.S. Green Building Council as an advocate of environmentally responsible building practices, and support youth and families in crisis through community-based and nationwide organizations.
Leveraging our development skills, we are helping build a new club in our Austin hometown, while also engaging some of our local student communities to help provide support.
ACC provides financial support and sponsorship to the ASPVA, a full-time private school for young artists in grades 6 through 12.
This local organization is a fearless advocate for youth and families seeking paths to self-sufficiency. The ACC team provided pre-development consultation and construction management support to help LifeWorks build a state-of-the-art supportive living center and new headquarters.
The ACC team provided predevelopment and assisted in fundraising for The Rise School, Austin's first and only school dedicated to inclusive early education for children with and without disabilities. The Rise School of Austin uses individualized learning techniques to enable every child to achieve his or her maximum potential.
The Hi, How Are You Project is a non-profit organization with a mission to remove the stigma and open up conversations about mental health. ACC teamed up with the organization to launch a mental health training and awareness program at American Campus communities across the country.
Explore Austin uses mentorship, leadership, and outdoor adventure to empower youth to reach their full potential. Since 2016, ACC has sponsored this local organization through the ACC Charity Foundation and various volunteer activities to help improve the well-being of the participants and the community.
The American Campus
Our mission is to support philanthropies that promote education, shelter and well-being for children and adolescents, and to contribute to the charitable efforts of American Campus communities nationwide.
& Industry Affiliations
We are strong advocates for our university and industry associations, providing support for our common goals.
The American College Personnel Association is a national organization supporting university students enrolled in student affairs/higher education administration programs, as well as related faculty and educators.
The Association of College and University Housing Officers – International is an organization of more than 1,000 member campuses and 250+ product and service providers, all dedicated to creating educational and enriching residential experiences on campuses worldwide.
The National Association of College and University Business Officers represents chief business and financial officers at more than 2,500 colleges, universities and higher education service providers. Its mission is to advance the economic viability and business practices of higher education institutions in fulfillment of their academic missions.
Since 2004, ACC has been proudly listed on the New York Stock Exchange and was the first student housing company to complete an IPO, setting a major milestone for the industry.
The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts® is the worldwide representative voice for REITs and publicly traded real estate companies with an interest in U.S. real estate and capital markets.
ACC is a proud member of the Executive Committee for the National Multifamily Housing Council, an apartment industry forum for insight, advocacy and action.
21st Century Project
The 21st Century Project is a groundbreaking initiative of the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International (ACUHO-I) that seeks to more fully align student housing with the needs of students now, and in the future.
The U.S. Green Building Council promotes sustainability in how buildings are designed, built and operated. USGBC is best known for its development of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) green building program.Visit site
ACC is committed to providing healthy, comfortable and socially responsible living environments for our residents. As a member of The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), we know it’s the right thing to do. We also know it makes good business sense.Learn more
Mission & Values
Caring about young people is the cornerstone of ACC’s mission, so it just makes sense that we would extend those values out into the world beyond our walls.