Vision, Mission, & Values


A leading active learning community igniting personal passion, self-discovery, and deep learning.


A small private liberal arts and sciences university providing personalized, experiential, hands-on instruction “in the field” with Alaska as its primary classroom.


  • Applied research projects: faculty working collaboratively with students in relevant real world settings.
  • Leadership, moral character, creativity, responsibility, and self-direction.
  • Abilities: think critically, reason analytically, solve problems creatively, work in teams effectively.
  • Student engagement, student-centered.
  • Knowledge to spark personal, moral, and spiritual growth.
  • Acknowledging and honoring the commitment to serve Alaska Native peoples.