The NLU Mission
National Louis University provides access to quality higher education that nurtures opportunity for students through innovative teaching, scholarship, community engagement, and service excellence.
We are committed to providing the highest quality educational experience and administrative service to each student. We strive to be the best, and to continually improve our processes and outcomes.
The NLU community and its educational philosophy are built on a high regard for the cultures, backgrounds, experiences and dignity of each person. We embrace and build upon the strength that comes from a diverse student body, faculty and staff.
From its founding, NLU has provided opportunity for each student. Whether through developmental support for the under-prepared or through culturally relevant curriculum, each student is brought to a high level of academic achievement, including those who have historically encountered barriers to higher education.
As part of the dynamic creation of ideas and sharing of knowledge, we encourage interdependent learning relationships among students, faculty and staff, and between the university and its communities.
We are deeply passionate about the fundamental value and importance of the work we do. An NLU education transforms individual lives, organizations and communities.
We are committed to fostering a love of learning and intellectual inquiry in all its forms. Faculty and student scholarship both enrich the learning experience and inform our larger society.
Because we continually seek to understand and address educational challenges in a diverse and dynamic global era, real-world environments are integrated with theory, creative thinking, and a commitment to social justice.
We actively reach out to students, schools, businesses, and communities, working hand-in-hand to achieve mutual goals. That deep involvement is also reflected in how NLU staff and faculty work collaboratively with their colleagues to provide services and instruction to each student.