The Academic Resilience Consortium (ARC) is an association of faculty, professionals, and students in higher education who are dedicated to understanding and promoting student resilience.  Members represent many functions in higher education, including learning services, counseling services, advising programs, academic departments, and bridge programs.  The Consortium currently includes 600 members from over 250 schools in 16 countries.

                                                       can be broadly understood as capacities for persistence, creativity, emotional intelligence, grit, cognitive flexibility, risk-taking, agency, adapting to change, delaying gratification, learning from failure and success, and overcoming adversities.

Student participants at the 2018 Symposium on Academic Resilience in Higher Education



Become part of a shared endeavor to support student resilience. You can choose to be listed in the Membership Directory, contribute a link to the Resource Library, and/or attend a Symposium. Or simply learn more from colleagues in a wide range of fields about how we can better understand and promote student resilience.


Dear ARC Friends and Colleagues,

All of us are affected to some extent, personally and professionally, by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. This is clearly a time that calls for extraordinary resilience.

To help our members support one another in our lives and work, the ARC has hosted a series of free Zoom gatherings.  Although the spring semester series has ended, we hope to offer additional events over the summer and fall.

The ARC Steering Committee sends you and your students courage and hope as we all navigate these new waters, engage our resilience, and create new ways to care for ourselves and others.

                                                                                           - Abigail, Adina, Myrna, and Nic
                                                                                              ARC Steering Committee