Antioch University provides learner-centered education to empower students with the knowledge and skills to lead meaningful lives and to advance social, economic, and environmental justice.
Antioch aspires to be a leading university offering learners and communities transformative education in a global context that fosters innovation and inspires social action.
Our Core Values
Excellence in Teaching and Learning
The University offers quality academic programs relevant to the needs of today’s learners and embraces experiential learning by bridging academic outcomes with the real-world experience of all members of its learning community.
Nurturing Student Achievement
The University educates the whole person by cultivating personal growth, pragmatic idealism, and the achievement of professional goals.
Supporting Scholarship and Service
The University supports the active engagement of students and faculty in both scholarship and service. Antioch values the creative and deliberative application of teaching and learning to ‘further social, economic and environmental justice.’
A Commitment to Social Engagement
The University maintains a historic commitment to promoting social justice and the common good. Students graduate from Antioch University with a heightened sense of their power and purpose as scholars, practitioners, and global citizens.
Building and Serving Inclusive Communities
The University nurtures inclusive communities of learners, inspiring diversity of thought and action. Antioch University engages and supports the educational, cultural, and environmental vitality of the diverse regional, national, and international communities that it serves.
Inclusion & Diversity Statement of Commitment
In radical recognition of our mission and purpose, we pledge to actively engage in ongoing development as a wholly inclusive community. To this end we will consistently, deliberately and systematically strive to be appropriately responsive to the myriad dimensions of human diversity, such that none are marginalized and all experience justice and empowerment. Moving beyond tolerance toward inclusion and the celebration of our differences, we will courageously embrace any resulting challenges as they arise, recognizing that the responsibility for this rests with each and every member of the community. We assert that we will move expeditiously toward our goals through an ongoing commitment to courageous self‐examination and respectful and honest interactions, which will lead us to the creation of formal and informal structures, policies, programs, and services that will give life to these ideals on our campuses and as we touch the world around us.
(Created by the University-wide Diversity Statement Task Force, approved 2012)
The Sustainability Committee seeks to ensure that AULA’s impact is one that integrates environmental protection, resource conservation, clean energy practices, protection of public health, justice awareness, and strengthening of academic and popular sustainability education efforts through development of policy, engagement and practice.
In 2015, AULA completed its Climate Action Plan, a roadmap to improving the environment, conserving resources, ensuring equity, and lightening our negative impact on the climate. It highlights our objectives and what we can do to make positive change in order to affect community well-being and environmental issues.