NAU embraces the world. Lumberjacks experience it, learn from it, and contribute to it every day—through service, celebrations, and solutions.
We offer locations around Arizona so that an education is accessible for anyone who is willing to seek it. We help to ensure inventions and technology created by NAU researchers transfer into practical solutions in the private sector.
Whether nursing students are helping deliver COVID-19 vaccinations, geology students are creating a more sustainable region, or astronomy students are exploring the outer edges of the universe, NAU is making an impact close to home and far, far away.
We take on the fight against cancer
The disease remains a defining challenge of our time, and NAU has bright minds across many disciplines looking tirelessly for clues and cures in state-of-the-art labs and in the field.
A behavioral health advocate
NAU alumnus Tad Gary, BS Psychology ’96, is passionate about helping people get the behavioral healthcare they need.Read full story
A different kind of classroom
Alumnus Alexander Davenport used a flexible degree option and ties with his alma mater to develop a world-class adaptive ski program.
Advocating for representation
NAU Professor Matthew Wangeman, of the Institute for Human Development (IHD), is carving a path for others through his role in the Disability Studies program.
Sharing a love of learning
Thea Hookey, a 2021 graduate of Northern Arizona University’s College of Education (COE), was born to teach. That’s good news for the thousands of students whose lives she will help shape throughout her career.