The objective of the WAICU Collaborative Services is to save money and improve the quality of goods and services to students, faculty, and staff at Wisconsin’s private, nonprofit colleges and universities while at the same time preserving independence. Participation is voluntary at the discretion of the president of each member college or university.
WAICU works with our members to develop the best collaborative agreements for private, nonprofit higher education institutions. WAICU does not endorse products or services without appropriate due diligence. Once a service is established, WAICU staff remain involved to "trouble shoot," facilitate continuous quality improvement, and, as appropriate, re-bid. Each of these services must have a "collaborative dimension”—i.e. it must be better in terms of cost and quality than an individual member could achieve on its own.