In July 1997, the Russian-American Christian University was accepted as an international affiliate of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), a cooperative association of Christ-centered four year colleges and universities rooted in the liberal arts and offering professional programs. The CCCU currently has over 90 members institutions located in 29 states and Canada, and it's membership represents more than 30 different denominations and evangelical affiliations. All member institutions are regionally accredited and some have been ranked among the leading college and universities in the United States.
In September 1997, the Russian-American Christian University was accepted as a member institution of the International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education (IAPCHE). This association is a world-wide community of scholars and institutions which seeks to develop a network that facilitates contact and mutual assistance, acts as a catalyst for research and training, and encourages serious Biblical responses to the critical issues of contemporary society. The IAPCHE currently has over twenty-five member institutions in Korea, South Africa, Netherlands, Indonesia, Canada and the United States.
The university became a member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Moscow in December of 1998. The Chamber is the leading organization representing business interests in the Russian Federation and currently includes 495 member companies; the Chamber also includes non-profit organizations and educational institutions.
In June 1999, the Russian-American Christian University also joined the U.S.-Russia Business Council, the leading U.S.-based organization representing American corporations active in the Russian market. The Council's membership is made up of over 250 U.S. companies, U.S. subsidiaries of foreign companies and non-profit organizations.