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Values

The Difference in our DNA

Since our founding in 1899, “personal” and “independent” have defined the character of the NAU experience. For those interested in a collaborative community with a breadth of stellar programs and a dedicated research agenda, NAU offers the ideal environment for academic success, personal growth, professional outcomes, and rewarding adventures.

Our Core Values

Our values guide our endeavors and keep us grounded in our student-centered mission.


Excellence in Education To activate the Excellence in Education tab, press your spacebar.

We offer a rigorous, high-quality education to all students.

Degree programs  Program recognition  NAU Legacy

Student success To activate the Student success tab, press your spacebar.

We place learner needs at the center of our academic and service planning, policies, and programs.

Academic Support  Student Services

Educational Access To activate the Educational Access tab, press your spacebar.

We provide all qualified students with access to higher education.

Admission Requirements  Access and Inclusion

Diversity To activate the Diversity tab, press your spacebar.

We believe multicultural understanding is a priority of educational and civic life.

Inclusion and Multicultural Services  Commission of Ethnic Diversity 

Integrity To activate the Integrity tab, press your spacebar.

We operate with fairness, honesty, and the highest ethical standards to sustain a community of trust.

President Communications  NAU News

Civility To activate the Civility tab, press your spacebar.

We support a civil, engaging, and respectful campus climate.

Residence Life  Event Calendar