The Office of Academic Engagement (OAE) hosts the only DHS-wide education council, coordinates the Secretary’s engagements with academia, and facilitates roundtable discussions between education associations and DHS senior leadership.

Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC)

The Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC) is a federal advisory committee comprised of higher education leaders and federal partners who collectively provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary and senior leadership on matters related to homeland security affecting academia.

For more information, visit the HSAAC main page.


OAE facilitates roundtables between DHS and the higher education community to discuss DHS policies and homeland security issues that impact colleges and universities.

Contact Us

Email our office at DHSAcademic@hq.dhs.gov

Last Published Date: October 6, 2021

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