The New NAU Charter
NAU aims to be the nation’s preeminent engine of opportunity, vehicle of economic mobility, and driver of social impact by delivering equitable postsecondary value in Arizona and beyond.
NAU transforms lives and enriches communities through high-quality academics and impactful scholarship, creative endeavors, and public service.
NAU will educate, support, and empower students from all backgrounds, identities, and lived experiences to reach their full potential and contribute to a more just, equitable, inclusive, prosperous, and sustainable future.
NAU 2025 – Elevating Excellence
NAU 2025 – Elevating Excellence is our roadmap for delivering a bold and boundless future for all. The strategic priorities described represent a robust synthesis of the NAU community’s thoughtful engagement and bold aspirations for the future, and it reflects the evolving challenges and opportunities that we face as an engaged public institution of higher education. Together, we will capitalize on NAU’s 122-year history of distinctive excellence as an engine of opportunity to drive social impact and economic mobility for the people of Arizona and beyond.