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.
Antioch University Los Angeles (Yaang’ar) resides on Tovaangar, the traditional and unceded territory of the Tongva people. These lands and the Tongva people continue to carry the stories of this Nation and the people’s struggles for survival and identity. We are committed to learning these stories and identifying ways to join in decolonial and Indigenous movements for sovereignty and self-determination.
Antioch University Santa Barbara resides on the traditional homelands of the Chumash people. We recognize that Indigenous peoples are the traditional caretakers of the land that we now occupy, living here long before Santa Barbara was a city. We offer respect and gratitude to the many Indigenous peoples that reside in the Santa Barbara area and across California, as well as their ancestors.