Arcadia University’s pioneering, global, integrated, liberal arts, and professional learning experience cultivates leaders who are intellectually fearless and uniquely prepared for life and work. Its highly regarded, values-based learning community reflects the world in which we want to live. Arcadia students are challenged to recognize their ability and responsibility to make choices that affect the future. Whether they pursue an undergraduate, graduate or further education path, they are part of a mutually supportive community. Through interactions with faculty, staff and peers representing a diversity of cultural backgrounds, they gain self-confidence and respect for others, learn by using the latest technologies, and acquire essential skills and knowledge that prepare them for a rich and meaningful life. Arcadia is a member of the Coalition for College. Learn more at arcadia.edu/explore.
Arcadia University provides a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience for intellectually curious undergraduate and graduate students in preparation for a life of scholarship, service, and professional contribution.
Arcadia’s Vision, Dream, and Passion
Arcadia University’s pioneering, global, integrated, liberal arts, and professional learning experience cultivates leaders who are intellectually fearless and uniquely prepared for life and work. Its highly regarded, values-based learning community reflects the world in which we want to live.
Arcadia’s Lived Values
Adaptability: Arcadia prepares community members with the nimbleness both to address the multifaceted challenges of civic life and to pursue new strategies in a dynamic world.
Excellence: The University challenges itself to perform at and provide high standards in education, experience, and opportunity. Academic excellence is evidenced in the rigor and vigor of its programs and also in the qualities of its alumni.
Fearlessness: Arcadia facilitate sa boundless learning environment across disciplines that integrate diverse perspectives into new knowledge and novel solutions to complex problems.
Integrity: The University is honest and ethical in its actions, individually and collectively as an institution. Its integrative experiences, grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, cultivate intellectual and social responsibility.
Intellectual Freedom: Freedom of thought and expression are encouraged irrespective of ideological perspectives throughout Arcadia’s community of learners.
Justice: Arcadia brings its individual and collective resources to bear to seek positive transformation in its community and the world. The University is always on guard against injustice and its causes.
Respect: Embracing its diversity creates a rich and welcoming atmosphere where the difference in culture, perspective, and belief enriches academic discourse and campus life and creates a sense of belonging for all community members.
Responsibility: The University community is a committed steward of Arcadia, and will ensure that decisions are made in accordance with institutional mission, goals, and guidelines.