About Us

Originally called the Northeast Region Association of College and University Mail Services, to designate the US Postal Region in which it would operate, ACUMS began organizing in 1978 and was formally established at a conference held at the University of New Hampshire on April 11, 1979. In April 2005 it incorporated in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and received its Federal ID number, 04-3555874. The IRS, in June 2006, determined that ACUMS was exempt from paying Federal income tax under section 501(c)(4).


ACUMS, Inc. is non-political, non-sectarian, non-commercial, and non-profit making. Members are welcome without regard to race, religion, national origin, disability, gender, age, color, or sexual orientation.

ACUMS is managed by a Board of Directors consisting of four elected officers and the chairs of the Education, Membership, and Program Committees. The immediate past president is a non-voting ex-officio member of the Board.

The primary objectives of ACUMS are:

  1. Facilitate cooperation and communication among schools;
  2. Promote the education and professional development of its members;
  3. Provide assistance and advice to new managers;
  4. Provide support to all members;
  5. Promote the development and use of ethical and effective managerial techniques;
  6. Provide a forum for the discussion of operating procedures and postal regulations.

ACUMS is affiliated with the National Association of College and University Mail Services (NACUMS) and fills a seat on its Board of Directors.