Our academic programs, research, public service, and creative endeavors enrich lives and create opportunities in Arizona and beyond. We develop solutions to challenges and drive innovation in a supportive, inclusive, and diverse environment.
NAU leads the way to a better Arizona and a sustainable world through personalized attention to student success and scholarly excellence.
We place student success at the center of our academic and service planning, policies, and programs.
We partner with our communities to provide services and expertise to support Arizona, the nation, and the world.
We operate with fairness, honesty, and the highest ethical standards.
We engage in innovation to create, share, and apply new knowledge, scholarship, and artistry.
We strengthen our community through diversity of cultures, experiences, and perspectives.
We commit to the highest quality in all endeavors.
In every division, unit, and team, NAU’s faculty and staff contribute to exceptional learning opportunities for our students. We are committed to provide them the best education, in the best place, at the best value.
We work together to build on our strengths, and we succeed only when our students succeed. Student success inspires, encourages, and motivates us to explore new educational opportunities in Arizona and beyond.
Thank you, NAU faculty and staff, for sustaining a culture of excellence, where students graduate ready to accept their responsibilities as global citizens.
“Dear NAU community,
SIDE by SIDE, we are stronger. Together, we support each other’s diverse strengths to build a locally vital, nationally recognized institution of higher learning. As we connect the dots to continuous success, we will claim our place among the great universities of our time.”
Rita Hartung Cheng