International ACAC Mission Statement

To facilitate global interaction among counselors and institutions in support of secondary students transitioning to higher education, while promoting professional standards that foster ethical and social responsibility.


Guiding Principles

We, International ACAC, undertake to be open and accountable with all policies, procedures, decisions and actions. The Board, committees, subcommittees, and workgroups will:

  • Be in alignment with the organization’s mission, ethical statement (NACAC's Guide to Ethical Practice in College Admission), and in support of its integrity;
  • Be student-centered, fostering opportunities to be successful in navigating their journey to higher education;
  • Be responsive to the membership and those who share in the organization’s mission;
  • Be inclusive and mindful of its constituents’ international voice; and
  • Be conducted in a spirit of collaborative knowledge-sharing. 


Statement on Diversity

International ACAC values diversity, equity and inclusion. Informed by our mission statement and guiding principles, we support and enhance professionals who are ethically advising students as they move from secondary schooling to higher education, post-secondary experiences, and other pathways.  Our members confront multiple facets of diversity-related challenges in their respective regions.  International ACAC strives to provide the necessary resources and support to overcome these obstacles. Given that our global membership, staff, and community partnerships are dynamic and evolving, continual work and learning are required to further diversity, equity, and inclusion.