Founded in 1969 as the National Association of College Auxiliary Services, NACAS is a professional trade association that supports the non-academic segment of higher education responsible for generating business through a diverse array of campus services that students need and value – such as food services, bookstores, housing, and transportation.


As the leading organization supporting all campus auxiliary services, NACAS is the community-of-choice for strategic leaders who advance campus environments to improve the quality of life for students.

NACAS is where campus service visionaries and top solution innovators converge. Every day, thousands of members and Business Partners collaborate to create customized service solutions that are meaningful to each school’s community; solutions that generate reinvested revenue and empower students with advantages and choices that enrich their campus experience. NACAS provides the richest bank of data, resources, educational experiences, leadership development, connections, and progressive business models to fuel this high-level collaboration.

If you are a leader dedicated to designing, developing, and implementing service solutions that transform and future-proof campus environments, then you have a home in NACAS!

A Membership for All Employees

NACAS memberships are group memberships, which means that any employee of a member institution or business partner can access NACAS online benefits and member rates (or free access when applicable) to professional development opportunities.

Member Institutions

Our members work at a leadership level within 4-year and 2-year colleges and universities located worldwide and oversee multiple auxiliary services, making executive decisions that shape them to create hospitable and well-rounded campus communities. With buying power, business acumen, and a vision for how modernized services can elevate campus experiences, they lead change for the benefit of students and the health of their institutions.

Business Partners

From innovative start-ups to time-honored brands, our Business Partners are essential to the fabric of NACAS and offer diverse solutions that meet the authentic needs and desires of students. An annual Business Partner membership is $1000.

Membership Dues

Institution Type

# of Full-Time Students


United States and Canada

up to 1,000


1,001 - 2,499


2,500 - 3,999


4,000 - 6,999


7,000 - 11,999


12,000 - 19,999


20000 - 29999





For institutions outside of the US and Canada

$525 USD