Mission, vision, and values
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.
- Student centered: We place student success at the center of our academic and service planning, policies, and programs.
- Integrity: We operate with fairness, honesty, and the highest ethical standards.
- Diversity: We strengthen our community through diversity of cultures, experiences, and perspectives.
- Service: We partner with our communities, in the spirit of collaboration, to provide services and expertise to support Arizona, the nation, and the world.
- Discovery: We engage in innovation to create, share, and apply new knowledge, scholarship, and artistry.
- Excellence: We commit to the highest quality in all endeavors.