Antioch University is a national university with strong progressive values and a long history of engagement in social justice since its founding in 1852. It is focused on adult learners with graduate-level programs in multiple disciplines including psychology, counseling, family therapy, environmental studies, management, leadership and change, education, and fine arts. It also offers an undergraduate degree completion in both a place‐based and online model.
Antioch University’s mission is to “provide 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.
Provost Commencement Address Highlights Institutional Mission, Democracy, and Free Speech in These Trying Times
The Graduate School of Leadership and Change (GSLC) recently recognized 16 new graduates at their 2018 commencement ceremony last month. As part of the ceremony, GSLC Provost Dr. Laurien Alexandre shared powerful remarks calling upon all to reflect on Antioch University’s historic mission, the fragile state of our country’s current democracy, and freedom of speech and expression in these times.