Jun 24, 2024  
University Catalog 2024-2025 
University Catalog 2024-2025

University Student Resources

In order to assist students in achieving their academic and professional goals the university provides several resources. These are described below under the categories of:

  • Learning Resources (Library Services, Writing Supprt, Institutional Review Board);
  • Academic Services (Bookstore, Computing Services); and
  • Advising and Support Resources (Academic Advising, Integrated Student Services, Disability Support Services, Career Services, Veteran Affairs, International Student Services, and Student Organizations. 

Learning Resources

Library Services

Antioch University Library is made up of a network of digital resources and print collections supported by a team of faculty and staff dedicated to, librarians, and staff who support programs and research across our campus locations as well as in online and low residency programs. The Library provides a strong, central core of services and resources while preserving remarkable and distinct local collections curated to support research and learning across all of Antioch University’s academic programs .  Antioch University students are welcome to study, browse, or borrow materials at available campus locations; click  here to view the locations and hours.

Library Faculty

Antioch University Library faculty provide instruction and learning support to all Antioch University students.  Antioch Librarians offer workshops that may be tailored for a particular class or open to all students and collaborate with faculty to offer class-based instruction and assignment support.  

Library faculty are also available for individual instruction and research support; students may schedule appointments with Library Faculty here.

University Library Services Leadership
Christine Forte, University Librarian
805-962-8179 x 5177

Writing Support at Antioch University

At Antioch University, we believe that writers learn from conversations with other writers so all students are encouraged to seek writing support throughout their academic program. Students at Antioch University have access to free writing support and resources online through synchronous Zoom meetings or asynchronous feedback from the Virtual Writing Center, with some limited availability at campus locations.

Antioch offers both peer and professional consultations and conversations about writing. Antioch University’s peer writing consultants, whether graduate or undergraduate, deeply understand the type of writing done in their programs and disciplines and those across the university. Professional staff hold advanced degrees and many of them also teach at Antioch or in regional institutions and are happy to share their experiences and insights with their clients. All consultants receive ongoing training to be responsive and kind readers. Writing consultants also develop a broad understanding of the types of writing assigned at Antioch and prioritize giving honest responses, helping writers achieve their goals, and preserving and encouraging writers’ individual voices.

Live Writing Support through Zoom

Writing Center directors and their teams are dedicated to offering students assistance with academic work and writing development. Students, faculty and staff can come to the Writing Centers for any writing task, large or small, at any stage of the writing process. Through our scheduling portal, students may create appointments for conversations about their writing. Writing workshops and special programs are also offered through our regional centers and online to all students; descriptions, schedules, and registration links are available on the workshop page.  A variety of writing resources are available on the Writing Support LibGuide, including handouts, our scheduling portal, and contact information for each campus and virtual location.

The Writing Centers are committed to maintaining and expanding students’ access to writing support. We offer Zoom or phone-based appointments in various time zones, as well as some in-person support at most campuses. Please email writingsupport@antioch.edu with questions.

Virtual Writing Center (VWC)

The VWC is the Antioch University online center for writing support and is located at www.antioch.edu/vwc and linked in AU Direct. The VWC allows all students from any Antioch program, online or campus-based, to get quality written feedback on their writing from AU graduate students. Read the full VWC mission and philosophy here.

Students may submit any type of writing for peer feedback, as well as schedule live conversations via Zoom. The turnaround time for feedback is approximately 48 hours. Information about how to submit, resources for academic writing, and more are on the VWC website at www.antioch.edu/vwc. If you have difficulty with any aspect of the center, get in touch by emailing vwc@antioch.edu.

Fee-Based Professional Writing Support

AU students have access to professional editing, proofreading, and coaching services at lower hourly rates for AU community members through the AU Writers’ Exchange. The Writers’ Exchange (WEX) was developed at Antioch University in direct response to the increased demand of graduate students’ need for specialized writing and editing support that exceeded the free support available through the other Writing Centers.

At WEX, doctoral students and project writers will find a robust menu of writing services: format & style editing, copy editing, substantive editing, and writing coaching. All WEX PhD coaches and professional editors have been selected for their range of editing experience and the breadth of their expertise. WEX fees are competitive and discounted for the entire AU community, including alumni and faculty. Students may also send direct inquiries to wex@antioch.edu.

University Writing Center Leadership

  • Kat Bell, University Director of Writing Support; Writing Centers Liaison to the School of Psychology (doctoral level), GSLC, and School of Management, kbell6@antioch.edu   
  • John Dunham, Virtual Writing Center Director, and Writing Centers Liaison to the School of Education, jdunham@antioch.edu
  • Jesse Priest, Coordinator, Antioch Seattle Writing Lab, jpriest@antioch.edu
  • Abigail Pasley, Santa Barbara Writing Center Interim Director, apasley@antioch.edu
  • LaCoya Gessesse, Los Angeles Teaching and Learning Center Director, Undergraduate School/Studies Teaching Faculty, and Writing Centers Liaison to the Undergraduate Studies School and the Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, lkatoegessesse@antioch.edu
  • Lindsay Katzir, New England Writing Center Director and Teaching Faculty, Writing Centers Liaison to the School of Environmental Studies, lkatzir@antioch.edu
  • Elaine Gale, GSLC Writing Center Director, egale@antioch.edu

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

It is University policy to reasonably ensure that the rights and welfare of human participants are adequately protected in research conducted under its auspices. In addition, both federal and state laws require this protection. In order for the University to fulfill its responsibility, all human participants research conducted under University auspices must receive appropriate review and approval. The University has authorized the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to review and approve human participants’ research.

Visit the Antioch University IRB Application homepage for complete details, including the University policies, online application process and CITI modules.

Academic Services


In order to provide students with a simple, cost-effective method of purchasing textbooks, Antioch University takes advantage of an online bookstore format. Students may purchase books from the vendor of their choice or may take advantage of AU’s partnership with the company BNC Virtual.


Some of the benefits of purchasing books through AU’s online bookstore through MBS Direct are:

  • Fast shipping
  • Free shipping offers on most retail orders over $49 (Does not include orders placed on the Marketplace)
  • Reasonably priced - an average of 60% off list price when shopping on the Marketplace - these prices are comparable to those on Amazon
  • Multiple payment options, including Financial Aid Vouchers
  • 100% return policy (Course materials must be returned within two weeks after class start date or within 21 days of date shipped, whichever is later)
  • Excellent, U.S.-based customer service by phone or email

Antioch works with BNC Virtual to provide book vouchers for those students that have excess financial aid in a term. A Bookstore Voucher is available to request such and can be submitted to the Student Accounts office for processing. Note that Book Vouchers are not permitted once student refunds have been processed.

Visit campus online bookstores through BNC Virtual:

Computing Services

Internet Connectivity

Consistent and reliable access to a high-speed (i.e. cable/DSL/fiber) Internet connection with a minimum of 3.0 Mbps up/down is strongly recommended, particularly for distance, hybrid, and heavily computer-mediated courses. Dial-up connections have insufficient bandwidth and are not supported. Satellite connections may provide enough bandwidth but often suffer from excessive latency and may not work well for real-time applications such as Zoom meetings.

Computer Hardware / Operating System

  • Mac or Windows PC
  • PC Operating System - Windows 10 or 11 recommended
  • Mac Operating System - MacOS 10.14 recommended
  • Dual-core 2Ghz processor or higher (Intel i3/i5/i7 or AMD equivalent)
  • 8GB of RAM recommended; minimum 4GB
  • Hard drive capacity 250GB or higher
  • Ethernet or WiFi card/adapter
  • Computer speakers or headphones, microphone, and a webcam.
  • Suggested hardware includes a printer/scanner, USB flash drive, and an external hard drive or cloud storage subscription for backup.
  • Some additional suggested options are listed here: Work From Anywhere Hardware

Older operating systems and computers with less memory (RAM) and processing power may function and meet your basic needs for computing. However, they may not be adequate to access Antioch’s online resources.

Most handheld and tablet devices (i.e. Samsung Galaxy, Apple iPad) capable of displaying web pages will allow you to view the content of AU websites. Capabilities of these devices vary widely; particularly in their ability to interface with some AU content.

Office Productivity Software

Antioch requires a word processing program that saves and opens text files in multiple file formats (DOCX is recommended). We suggest an office suite that includes word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, and other useful software. Some new computer purchases have this software already installed. Microsoft Office suites are currently used at AU campuses. Microsoft 365 is also available online to current students.

Here are a few options:

  • Google Workspace: online document creation capabilities which also allows you to create, store, and share a variety of file types is available by clicking the ‘Drive’ icon in AUDirect, or by clicking the ‘Google Apps’ icon near the top of the page of your Antioch Email account.
  • Open Office 4: The free and open productivity suite, available at: http://www.openoffice.org
  • LibreOffice: Another free and open productivity suite, available at: http://www.libreoffice.org
  • Apple Pages, Numbers, and Keynote (Free for Apple computers, also available online at www.icloud.com)

Internet Browsers

Most of Antioch University’s technologies are accessible through a web browser, so having a supported browser on your home computing system is critical. Antioch supports the following browsers:

  • Firefox 102.0 or higher
  • Google Chrome Version 109.0 or higher
  • Safari 16.0 or higher
  • Microsoft Edge 109.0 or higher
  • Opera 94.0 or higher

Note that the best browser for your needs may change over time. It is recommended therefore that you have two different browsers installed on your system.

Browser Plugins / Players:

There are many freely-available adjunct programs that enhance the home computing environment, especially when using the Internet for academic work. It is important that you keep these programs up to a current level in order to view material that faculty and students may be producing this year. Some free software you may want to install:

  • Adobe Acrobat: For viewing PDF documents, and available for free download on the internet at: http://get.adobe.com/reader/
  • VLC media player: VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. https://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

Anti-Malware / Computer Protection

AU urges you to take steps to prevent viruses and other malware from infecting your educational home computing environment. It is critical that you keep your anti-malware software up to date. Free programs provide basic protection but may fall short against more advanced attacks. Paid programs have more robust protection at different price tiers, with the more expensive packages offering options that go beyond traditional malware detection. Examples of these features include blocking websites known to host malware, phishing alerts, spam filtering, password management, and more. AU recommends reading current reviews to help find the best program for your needs. Here are a few that we have read good things about:




Requirements for Students in Online Undergraduate, Graduate Management, EdD, and Individualized Studies Programs

Students in these programs participate in online learning activities organized within small- and large-group learning communities. Antioch University’s fully online programs utilize both 100% online and hybrid learning environments, and therefore, in addition to having the traditional learning skills, students are expected to have the following basic technological skills upon entrance into the program:

  • Skill in accessing the Internet and using an internet browser and a search engine
  • Skill in basic word processing and spreadsheet application
  • Skill in sending and receiving electronic mail
  • Skill in sending, receiving, and making changes to a word processor document

Individuals who have little or no experience with these technologies will benefit from additional skill development in these areas prior to enrollment in our program.

Computing Requirements

All students are required to have a computer and Internet access. For students who need to purchase a computer to meet these requirements, the costs may be covered through your financial aid package. Please contact financialaid.auo@antioch.edu for further information.

Please see the university’s recommendations for computing standards. These recommendations are requirements for students in fully online programs.

Academic Support

Academic Advising

Each student is assigned to an Academic Advisor. This faculty or staff member is available to assist with such issues as program planning, internship placements, graduate and post-graduate study options, academic progress, career paths, and, when necessary, problem-solving. Advisors assist students in meeting University academic requirements and understanding University and program procedures, although students are responsible as individuals for reading and following procedures and policies published in this Catalog and in additional publications referred to in this Catalog. Students are encouraged to meet with their Advisor at least once per term for pre-registration advising.

Integrated Student Services (ISS)

Each Antioch campus maintains an Office of Integrated Student Services. Each ISS office provides direct assistance and navigational support to students addressing matters related to admissions, student accounts, financial aid, records and registration. Students in fully online or low-residency programs may access this support through their academic program office.

Integrated Student Services Resources

Los Angeles
AULA Student Services Office
2nd floor, Suite 2060
310-578-1080 x216

New England
AUNE Student Services Office
2nd floor

Santa Barbara 
AUSB Student Services Office
IDC Building, Office 362
805-962-8179 x5302

AUS Student Services Office:
2nd floor

Disability Support Services

The Office of Disability Support Services (DSS) commits to universal access and equity-minded practices for all students regardless of visible or invisible disability, physical or mental health concerns, or chronic illness.
We commit to removing the barriers that marginalize any members of our community. 
We make explicit our commitment to non-discrimination and equity and to work collaboratively with faculty and staff to achieve an inclusive and accessible learning environment for all students.

Disability Support Services Across the University

Antioch University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 2008, as amended. We commit to removing the barriers that marginalize any members of our community. We make explicit our commitment to non-discrimination and equity. We work collaboratively with faculty and staff to achieve an inclusive and accessible learning environment for all students which enables them to have an equal opportunity to benefit from and participate in the institution’s programs and services.                                                        

Students, regardless of visible or invisible disability, physical or mental health concerns, or chronic illness,  are encouraged to contact DSS as early in the term as possible since reasonable accommodations are not retroactive. The Disability Support Services office is available to address questions regarding reasonable accommodations at any point in the term. All discussions will remain confidential.

Visit the Office of DSS website (accessible using an AUDirect login) to learn more about the process of initiating a request for accommodations and meet your DSS Coordinator. View University Policy 6.101 Disability Support Services for more information.

Veterans’ Services

Antioch University welcomes military veterans and military-connected students to our campus. We are deeply grateful to those who have served our country in war and peace, and honored to have them join our Antioch community.

At Antioch, Veterans and military-connected students can use their past experiences as a leader to work on behalf of others to promote a more just and sustainable world. We are dedicated to making education more accessible for our nation’s Veterans and their dependents. We have a rich history of providing educational opportunities to Veterans through undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Business, Education, and Healthcare.

At Antioch, Veterans and military-connected students

  • May earn credit for military experience
  • Transfer up to 100% of undergraduate credits earned through the military
  • Learn in an environment that honors your experience
  • Are an active participant in the design of their degree
  • Enjoy interactive classes with dedicated faculty
  • Benefit from flexible class offerings that work around their schedule and location

Antioch University is committed to working with Veterans to ensure they find the program that will be the best fit for their educational goals and aspirations.

Please also see the Veterans Benefits/GI Bill ®   section on the Student Financial Services page and the Priority Registration for Veteran and Military Connected Students  section on the Registration & Records page for additional information and services.
Commitment to Military-Connected Students

We provide full-spectrum (military-to-civilian) career navigation and offer individual, flexible, and relationship-centered services.

  • Assist with transition to college environment
    We provide one-on-one counseling to discuss your career goals, connect you with necessary tutoring services to help you prepare for placement exams, and assist you with program selection based on your specific needs.
  • VA Benefits, tuition assistance and financial aid counseling
    We provide one-on-one GI Bill® assistance to student Veterans and tuition assistance guidance for active duty military. We are subject matter experts in all of your financial aid benefits and needs.
  • Acceptance of credits for Joint Services Transcript
    We ensure students are getting the maximum amount of college credits for military training and occupations. In addition, we offer other credit for prior learning as well as easy transfer of credits earned at other accredited institutions.
  • Alumni Mentor and Networking
    We help build connections between current military-connected students and military alumni through publications, mentoring programs, and our nationwide network of alumni. In collaboration with career offices on campus and non-profit organizations in the area, we work towards creating meaningful connections as a stepping-stone for the next career goal.
  • Career Counseling and Employment Services
    We offer a broad range of assistance designed to provide the best opportunity for career employment upon graduation. We help research and match labor market indicators that best correspond with learned academic skills, work experience, and personal attributes; resume writing; and developing interview techniques. This resource may be especially lucrative for Veterans seeking to translate military job experience to the civilian workforce.

Covered Programs

  • CHAPTER 30 - Montgomery GI Bill® for Active Duty
  • CHAPTER 31 - Voc Rehab
  • CHAPTER 32 - VEAP (Post-Vietnam Era Veterans Educational Assistance Program)
  • CHAPTER 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill®
  • CHAPTER 35 - Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program
VA Resource Information

Primary Point of Contact Antioch University Veterans 
Liz Carson-Murphy
University Director for Veterans and Military-Connected Student Affairs 

Graduate School of Leadership and Change, and AU Distance and Extended Education

Los Angeles
310-578-1080 ext. 440

New England

Santa Barbara
805-962-8179 ext. 5105


Title IX

Antioch University is committed to providing a learning and working environment free from sex discrimination.

Sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, is prohibited by Antioch’s Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence and Sex Discrimination (Title IX) Policy 4.607. Sexual harassment is also prohibited under federal law (Title IX), which protects individuals from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities and which applies to schools that receive financial aid from the federal government. Antioch’s Title IX policy provides a grievance and discipline process for sexual misconduct complaints.

How to Report Sexual Misconduct

Antioch’s Title IX Coordinators are available to speak with any student or employee who believes they have been subjected to sex discrimination or sexual harassment, including sexual violence, by a student, University employee, visitor, vendor or contractor. Title IX Coordinators can describe Antioch’s Title IX process and options for reporting sexual misconduct. Please note that speaking with a Coordinator does not constitute filing a formal Title IX complaint.

Pregnancy and Parenting

Under Title IX, pregnant and parenting students have certain rights (for example, excused absences when medically necessary, the ability to make up work missed, and the right to be protected from pregnancy harassment). Students are entitled to reasonable adjustments or medically necessary accommodations based on pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting. For more information, please review the Know Your Rights pamphlet or contact the applicable Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator (see below).

Title IX Coordinators
University Title IX Coordinator

Sarah Hellyar, JD 

900 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs, OH 45387 

Email: shellyar@antioch.edu 

Phone: (218) 209-1141

University EEO Officer

Maria-Judith Rodriguez

900 Dayton Street,Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Email: mjrodriguez@antioch.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinators
AU Los Angeles & Santa Barbara

Sandy Lee

400 Corporate Pointe
Los Angeles, CA 90230-7615

Phone: 310.578.1080 x 3447
Email: slee2@antioch.edu

AU Midwest, GSLC, Online, & AU New England (including CMHC)

Karen Crist

900 Dayton Street
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Phone: 937.769.1335
Email: kcrist@antioch.edu

AU Seattle

Sue Byers

2400 3rd Avenue
Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98121

Phone: 206.268.4932
Email: sbyers@antioch.edu

International Student Services

International students are valued members of the Antioch student body. The Department of Justice provides approval to Antioch University campuses for attendance of non-immigrant students. Students from other countries who are studying at Antioch University on F-1 student visas are obligated to follow designated federal requirements in order to stay in compliance status with the United States Department of Homeland Security.

A select group of staff members at each campus serve as Designated School Officials (DSOs) who are empowered to issue and sign I-20s for admission and for travel outside the United States. Visa services are not provided, but the institution will verify student status. F-1 visa students are not eligible to apply for financial aid through state and federal government agencies. However, F-1 visa students are able to research external grants and scholarship programs that may be available through privately funded sources outside of and independent of the University.

F-1 visa students must consult a DSO in several important instances:

  • After initial admission or readmission to the University;
  • Before considering any registration status other than full-time;
  • When seeking assistance and information in cases of financial or medical emergency;
  • When contemplating travel outside the United States;
  • After the conclusion of the student’s program of study;
  • Regarding any questions about visas, extensions of stay, curricular or post-degree completion practical training, transfer of school academic programs, or change of immigration status; and,
  • For change of address.
Primary Designated School Officials (PDSOs)

Los Angeles & Santa Barbara
Emee Dacanay
310-578-1080 ext. 211

New England
Laura Andrews

Daisy Day

Career Services

We offer students myCareer Planner, an online career-planning site. This powerful tool is accessible to students through their AUDirect login.

myCareer Planner features career planning, networking, and job search tools that can help students leverage educational and professional accomplishments whether they are seeking to enhance an existing career or change careers entirely.

Within this online tool, students can explore on their own a variety of content-rich modules including:

  • Assessments and Exercises: Learn how skills, personality and values can influence career choice
  • Resume Tools: Receive tips on resume writing, interviewing and social networking
  • My Organizer: Manage job opportunities, contacts and a job search calendar
  • Job Talk: Network and chat with other students at Antioch University who are seeking job opportunities

In addition, students have up to one hour of telephone advising with an experienced career-planning advisor. Whether to help interpret assessment results, or provide feedback on a resume, the career planning advisor is there to guide and assist. For more information on career planning services, please contact mycareerplanner@antioch.edu.

Student Organizations

Antioch University encourages students to acquire and further interests outside the classroom that contribute to their development as members of the University and global communities through the establishment of student organizations. Each program and location has a range of professional interest associations available to students in those departments. Organizations and groups focused on cross cutting topics with social and professional interest to all are available at locations and university wide for all members of the AU community. Please get in touch with campus Student Services or your academic program office for listings of active student organizations, or to discuss procedures for initiating a new organization. For more information please review Antioch University Policy 6.127 Student Organizations, Speech, and Publications.