With over 160,000 students, 8,000 professors and researchers, and 10 dynamic institutions from Boston to Charleston…

the Colonial Academic Alliance is an academic powerhouse.

Initially founded to link the member institutions of the Colonial Athletic Association, the Alliance has supported undergraduate research, innovative teaching, leadership development, and student success for more than a decade.

Since its founding in 2002, the Alliance has enabled hundreds of students to showcase their research in the annual Undergraduate Research Conference and Journal, facilitated leadership exchanges to promote professional development, developed academic resource sharing initiatives to support student athletes, and created opportunities for institutions to partner on a wide range of initiatives that enhance student success.

By leveraging the strengths of each institution, the Alliance can build programs that no one college or university could undertake on its own.