About CCHA

The Community College Humanities Association (CCHA), founded in 1979, is the only national organization for humanities faculty and administrators in two-year colleges. It is dedicated to strengthening and growing the humanities in two-year colleges as well as creating awareness of the value of humanities education for students, parents, employers, and members of the community. Since humanities study in higher education is not static, CCHA serves as a catalyst for defining and finding progressive solutions to the many fluid and mutable issues that face community college humanities faculty and administrators.

Deans' Committee: Humanities Leadership Forum

Please join CCHA’s Deans’ Committee on August 3rd, 3:30-4:45, for its Humanities Leadership Forum. This virtual event provides a platform for community college Humanities leaders to discuss a range of timely and consequential issues germane to the success of our students, colleagues, and institutions

Publish Your Work

The Community College Humanities Review (CCHR) Journal, published bi-annually, is always looking for a wide variety of work from our members. The CCHR accepts scholarly work, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, & more. Click the link below to view our submission guidelines.

2023 National Conference Registration Now Open!

The 2023 Conference planning is underway, and we hope you can join us in Austin, Texas, this October 12-14. More information will be forthcoming and will be updated at the link below. Register today!

Quote of the Month

“Many of the dichotomies that coordinate with the sciences/humanities divide—explanation/interpretation, biology/culture, nature/nurture, determination/freedom—can be boiled down to the intuition that human minds belong to a fundamentally different order of reality that human bodies.” --Edward Singerland & Mark Collard From the introduction to Creating Consilience: Integrating the Sciences and the Humanities

Membership Options

There are three types of memberships. Learn more about each membership to find the best fit for you.


$ 10-50 /yr

Rates based on employment

Student, Adjunct, and Full-Time Options

Regional & National Conferences

Opportunities to Publish

CCHA Review Journal

Access to Member Content

Awards Programs


$ 500-950 /yr

Rates are based on FTE

Free Faculty Memberships

Annual Lit. Mag. Competition Entry at a 50% Discount

Free Copies of CCHA Publications

Special Grant Opportunities

Discounted Rates on CCHA Conference Fees

Sponsoring Institutions

$ 1500 /yr

Support the humanities for $4/day

All Institutional Membership Benefits, plus

More Free Faculty Memberships

Free Entry to the Annual Lit. Mag. Competition

Additional Copies of CCHA Publications

Additional Conference Discounts

Renew your CCHA membership

We value the continuing support of our members and others who value the essential contributions of the humanities for today's students, both as individuals and as members of society. Individual CCHA membership unites you with your colleagues at two-year colleges across the nation in shaping and strengthening the humanities. Institutional CCHA membership makes a valuable contribution to the advancement of the humanities at two-year colleges. ***Please note that the option to renew is ONLY available for an EXPIRED MEMBERSHIP.***

Meet the CCHA Team

Andrew Rusnak

Andrew Rusnak

Executive Director

Michael Jacobs

Michael Jacobs

Deputy Executive Director

Gregory Campbell

Gregory Campbell

Deputy Executive Director

Sydney Elliott

Sydney Elliott

Director of Publications

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2023 Conference Attendees: A Message from Executive Director Rusnak

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CCHA’s Deans’ Committee hosts a Humanities Leadership Forum: August 3rd, 3:30-4:45

Please join CCHA’s Deans’ Committee on August 3rd, 3:30-4:45, for its Humanities Leadership For...

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NHA Summer Virtual Workshop: Documenting the Impact of the Humanities in Higher Ed

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Call for Proposals: The National Council on Public History Annual Meeting 2024

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