Memberships & Affiliations

The Sacred Heart University Mail Center is a proud member of:

NACUMS, the National Association of College & University Mail Services, is the only national organization devoted to mailing professionals in higher education. The organization is higher education's liaison to Washington, DC, and its voice to the USPS. Since its founding in 1995, NACUMS has grown to over 500 members representing over 400 institutions of higher education. As a member of NACUMS, we are allowed access to CUNI-MAIL.

 CUNI-MAIL (College and University MAIL) is an email discussion list especially for college and university mail professionals. CUNI-MAIL is hosted by the University of California, Berkeley.

CUNI-MAIL is a free service that is open to employees of colleges and universities who are involved in their institution's mail processing. CUNI-MAIL is NOT open to vendors, the Postal Service or outsourcing companies. This allows college and university employees to have frank exchanges of opinion.

CUNI-MAIL is a networking forum that brings together knowledge and expertise of all kinds about mail – incoming mail, campus mail, desktop mail, bulk mail, FedEx, UPS, etc. If it concerns mail, it concerns CUNI-MAIL.

Inquiries of all kinds are welcome. We are all learning and there are no dumb questions. New subscribers to the group may ask questions about a subject already covered. Please be patient with them. We were all new at one time. As a subscriber, you may contribute as much or as little as you wish.

ACUMS, the Association of College & University Mail Services, is a regional mail service organization consisting primarily of New England colleges and universities. ACUMS objectives include:

  • advance the professional capabilities of its members in postal management
  • provide for an exchange of information relating to products, techniques and innovations in the field of educational institution mail services
  • promote education of the members
  • provide a forum for the discussion of operating problems relating to postal management

MSMA, the Mail Systems Management Association, was established with a simple mission: to provide a meeting place for mail systems managers to share information, build professional recognition and grow as professionals. Presently, the MSMA consists of over 2,000 members worldwide in 19 local chapters.

The FCCPCC, the Fairfield County Connecticut Postal Customer Council, strives to foster and maintain a close working relationship between mailers and the United States Postal Service.  The group shares information about new and existing Postal Service products, programs, regulations, and procedures.  They facilitate the interchange of ideas among mailers and Postal Service officials as well as helping members and their organizations grow and develop professionally through focused educational programs.  Finally, the group promotes cooperation and support between members and others who are dedicated to quality and efficiency in the mailing industry.

Sacred Heart University not only has a seat on the Executive Board of the FCPCC, but the University's Mail Center Manager, Art Gerckens, is the Industry Co-Chair of the Executive Board.  Art was also recently appointed to a 3-year term on the National PCC Advisory Board.