AASCU supports an end to the government shutdown, which, in addition to affecting the lives of hardworking Americans and the U.S. economy, hampers the ability of our nation's public higher education institutions to receive funding that fuels vital research and enhances local economies. AASCU also supports the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and immigrants, recognizing the immense contributions these individuals make not only to the higher education system but to the nation. We hope the administration and Congress can find a solution to end the government shutdown while sustaining our state colleges and universities and the American people.


The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) is a Washington, D.C.-based higher education association of more than 400 public colleges, universities, and systems whose members share a learning- and teaching-centered culture, a historic commitment to underserved student populations, and a dedication to research and creativity that advances their regions’ economic progress and cultural development. These are institutions Delivering America’s Promise of Opportunities for All.