History of Antioch Los Angeles
With more than 8,000 distinguished alumni, Antioch University Los Angeles (AULA) has been honored to serve the diverse communities of the greater Los Angeles area since 1972. The University remains the legacy of Horace Mann’s original vision, and an example of the success of educational experimentation, innovation, and diversity of thought. Antioch University continues to break down educational barriers and rebuild them as educational opportunities, providing students with the tools to explore, empower, and transform the world around them.
AULA Purpose Statement
Antioch University Los Angeles provides rigorous progressive education to prepare students for the complexities of today’s diverse societies. Combining dynamic scholarship and creative endeavor with experiential learning and reflective practice, AULA fosters personal and collective agency, global citizenship, and socially conscious leadership.
Antioch University Los Angeles values and commits to:
- Global perspectives and knowledge of the interconnected context in which we act
- Coalitions across groups for building common ground
- Social justice, support for a sustainable environment and community partnerships
- Anti-racism as an imperative of the historical movement in which we live
- Human dignity and dismantling ethnic biases, heterosexism, sexism, classism, ageism, ableism, and discrimination based on religious, cultural and political affiliations, and other forms of oppression
- An intellectual climate that acknowledges the whole person, focusing on wisdom, creativity, expression, experience and skills needed to promote social change
Antioch University values and nurtures an innovative, reflective, and experiential approach to educational excellence. We build on our history and foster creativity and leadership within our community. We are focused on compassion, ethical steadfastness, and a never-ending belief that change is possible.