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 growing Consortium currently has 600 members from over 360 schools in 17 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.  Join the Membership Directory, contribute a link to the Resource Library, and/or attend a Symposium or online gathering/webinar. Engage with colleagues in a wide range of fields to learn how we can all better understand and promote student resilience.


Dear ARC Friends and Colleagues,

All of us have been affected, personally and professionally, by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic as well as the heightened awareness and activism emerging in the US and around the world in response to incidents of racism and violence.  These are times that call for extraordinary resilience on the part of our students, ourselves, our institutions, and our society.

The Academic Resilience Consortium stands with Black Lives Matter to oppose systemic racism, to grieve for victims of racial violence and police brutality, and to achieve justice and equity.

We send you courage and hope as we all navigate these waters, engage our resilience, and create new ways to care for ourselves and others.

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

The ARC is featured in the AAC&U Liberal Education Blog:  
What Are We Learning About Resilience?