2020 Environmental, Social & Governance Update

We create communities where students love living. Like any home, our communities must be built on a strong foundation. That foundation includes ACC’s commitment to sustainability, affordability, health and wellness, diversity and inclusion, and integrity in all we do.

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A Message From Our Incoming Board Chair

American Campus Communities’ Environmental, Social and Governance vision is to create healthy, sustainable environments with a sense of community and connection by giving back, investing in employees and driving long-term value for all stakeholders.

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A Message From Our Chief Executive Officer

This was a year that underscored the importance of home. While the pandemic disrupted our industry just as it did every industry worldwide, we were laser-focused on making our communities a home base of well-being and security during these challenging times.

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Who We Are

American Campus Communities is the nation’s largest owner, manager and developer of high-quality student housing with 206 properties serving 141,000 residents. We have nearly 3,000 dedicated employees working toward one goal: delivering the best possible experience for students—at every price point. That means communities that are specialized, inclusive and sustainable, with the resources students need to succeed personally, academically and professionally.

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ACC’s commitment to students includes a commitment to protecting the future of their environment. We see the integration of sustainable features into our communities as a critical component of delivering the best experiences for students. It’s not only the right thing to do; it also makes good business sense.

Our Environmental Initiatives


ACC creates environments where our residents, team members and communities thrive. Our company values are centered around people, starting with putting students first. Serving students well requires engaged, passionate team members, so we’ve created an award-winning culture that fosters growth and rewards achievement. And we give back to the communities in which we live and work.

Our Social Initiatives


Our business is built on integrity. Our culture of doing the right thing is supported by a strong governance structure along with clear policies for ethical conduct and decision-making. We are committed to transparently reporting on our financial, social and environmental activities.

Our Governance Initiatives