CCMA Mission

To be the voice and promote the mission of the Church among students in higher education by empowering campus ministers through formation, networking and resources.

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Catholic Campus Ministry Association is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization under the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Who We Are

Catholic Campus Ministry Association is the national, professional organization for Catholic campus ministers dedicated to the comprehensive vision of campus ministry outlined in the 1985 U.S. Catholic Bishops’ Pastoral letter, Empowered by the Spirit: Campus Ministry Faces the Future and creating a culture of vocations on our college campuses.

Whom We Serve
CCMA is comprised of nearly 1,000 campus ministers serving students on more than 955 college campuses and 119 dioceses throughout all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Key Programs

  • CCMA Certification Program
  • CCMA Development Institute
  • CCMA New Campus Minister Support Network
  • CCMA National Convention
  • Frank J. Lewis Institute for new campus ministers (CCMA collaborates with this USCCB program)
  • Campus Ministry Leadership Institute (CCMA collaborates with this USCCB program)


Organizational Priorities

  • To provide comprehensive campus ministry for students in higher education as identified in the Bishops’ Pastoral letter, Empowered by the Spirit: Campus Ministry Faces the Future, by providing campus ministers with formation and resources.
  • Growth in member services to include greater online resources for campus ministers, assisting them in professional growth and formation.
  • Financial stability through increasing partners in mission so as to provide greater outreach and resources leading to an increased Catholic campus ministry presence among the nearly 5 million U.S. Catholic college students.