Who We Are:
American Indian College is a one-of-a-kind institution, the only regionally- accredited, evangelical college with a majority First Nations cohort. With a rich history, the administration, faculty, and staff of AIC works hard to train a new generation of leaders to meet the challenges of today and the future. AIC is deeply concerned about the academic, professional, and spiritual development of every member of the College community
American Indian College is committed to the concept of education as “developmental growth” - specifically spiritual, intellectual, social, and physical. The Christian philosophy of learning stands at the center of the educational philosophy of AIC. We believe that God alone is the true fountainhead of all wisdom and knowledge, and that in every phase of life His spirit and power are present to reveal knowledge. The Word of God is the heart, spirit, and final authority in all courses taught and programs administered in the College.
The following values motivate everything we do here at AIC:
Excellence. Every opportunity is offered to help our students succeed and receive a degree from a relevant program of study. Native American heritage is acknowledged, recognized and integrated with high scholarship. Inside and outside of the classroom, across the campus, stand academically qualified faculty and staff, who genuinely care about the success of each student. The college continually seeks to maintain a comfortable and contemporary learning environment.
Empowerment: American Indian College is a product of the Assemblies of God and the Pentecostal tradition. We cherish that heritage and encourage our students to pursue the transformative and empowering work of the Holy Spirit in their lives. Our Chapel services reveal a passion for worshipping God in a variety of expressions.
Experience: The AIC experience provides ample opportunity for the application of learning in a variety of settings. We provide an active Student Ministries program, where students from all degree programs develop ministry skills that will last a lifetime. The college is committed to the idea that every Christian is a minister whatever their vocation may be.
Encounter: AIC intentionally promotes the integration of spirituality with the total learning experience. We want each member of community to have a vibrant, spiritual encounter with the person of Jesus Christ who is the Chief Cornerstone upon which our faith commitment is predicated. Through chapel services, opening prayer in class, dorm devotions, church attendance, etc., we do everything we can to provide an atmosphere that facilitates a vibrant encounter with God bringing about spiritual growth and maturity within each member of our faith community.