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With the Spring 2021 semester now underway, we come together as a learning community to engage in higher education. The unique Norwich experience creates constructive citizens who are more likely to lead others, vote, participate in public debate, and reject political cynicism.

With the pending inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, the FBI is warning that marches and demonstrations are planned in all 50 state capitols from January 16th to Inauguration day on January 20th. On January 12th, Vermont Governor Phil Scott implored Vermonters planning to participate that while they have the right to demonstrate, he warned: “Don't be played. Don't be used as a pawn by some of these extreme groups that are planning these protests around our nation to undermine our democracy; to overthrow our government.” He also said that Vermonters should be aware of the motivations of organizers if they choose to protest.

I am sharing this note to remind us all that we need to live the Norwich values of respect for the law, respectful discourse, and informed decision-making. You have the right to have your voice heard, and you have the critical thinking skills to know what you are doing and why you are doing it. You have the knowledge and the tools to be a critical consumer of the information circulating in traditional and social media.

What you do in person extends to how you represent yourself online and on social media sites. In this digital age of instantaneous communication, I remind you that our Guiding Values extend to online behavior. Norwich University is a place of great expertise in criminal justice, cybersecurity, and mis-and disinformation campaigns. Avail yourself of these excellent resources if you have questions. We have world-class resources here at Norwich University and should be using them! Our faculty and academic advisors can help direct you to expert resources on just about any topic so please take advantage.

We are citizens of the greatest democracy in human history, and the eyes of the world are on us. Democracy requires citizen participation, but it must be informed and knowledgeable and never resort to violence. Norwich University is an international learning community, where knowledge is celebrated, and diversity of thought is valued and vigorously defended.

Three days ago, I asked you to join me in ensuring Norwich University plays our part in restoring our national character. Today, I remind you that every moment is a choice you make about how you will activate your citizenship and exercise service to nation.

As I have said before: Together, as men and women of honor and integrity, let us engage ourselves in teaching and learning, emphasizing teamwork, leadership, creativity, and critical thinking this semester. We are in service to our great nation, and through our service we will emerge from the current challenges stronger and more resolute.

Norwich Together, Norwich Forever!

Dr. Mark C. Anarumo, PhD
Colonel, USAF (ret) President

“To give our youth an education that shall be American in its character – to enable them to act as well as to think – to execute as well as to conceive – to tolerate all opinions when reason is left free to combat them – to make moral, patriotic, efficient, and useful citizens, and to qualify them for all those high responsibilities resting upon a citizen in this free republic.”

First Published — 1843 Catalog

Internationalized Education

Norwich University values and actively supports opportunities for faculty, staff and students to be globally engaged.

We host a diverse student body of international students who come to Norwich to pursue their academic goals.

We support our faculty by empowering them to travel, teach, and engage in research overseas to build intercultural proficiency and incorporate international perspectives into their teaching.

Our U.S. students take advantage of CityLAB:Berlin, an instructional location in Germany, and a host of partner programs for education abroad and international service learning on all six continents. For the full breadth of our international offerings, contact the NU International Center

Success After Norwich

Norwich students turn their passions and experiences into real-world opportunities, internships, and careers, thanks to one-on-one career advising, academic mentoring, and a network of thousands of alumni and parents ready to offer advice and networking.

Norwich’s 27,000-plus alumni span the globe, living and leading as entrepreneurs, advancing science and technology, improving communities, and serving our nation’s military. Their affinity for Norwich extends to every student and graduate, and they love to come back, give back, and pay it forward.

  • “No one cared about my gender or physiological capabilities,” Bernheim said, reflecting on Army Ranger School. “They cared that I did the work.” Read More
    Rebekah “Rose” Bernheim ’14 10th Woman in U.S. History to Graduate Army Ranger School
  • “When it came time to expand Studio 355, I made a conscious effort to hire Norwich graduates because I know what they were taught...” Read More
    Joe Fisher 10 & M’11 Founder, Studio 355 Architecture
  • “I love that a small chunk of the research I’m doing will go toward the reduction of nutrients in the ocean and cleaning the water.” Read More
    Elizabeth Ells ’18 Graduate Student in Oceanography, UMass-Dartmouth
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Accreditation and Recognition

Regional Accreditation Norwich University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), known formerly as the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC). Learn more about Norwich University’s NECHE 2020 Comprehensive Report here.
National Recognition The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security have designated Norwich University as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense.
State Authorization Norwich University has been approved by the Vermont Agency of Education to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Participation in NC-SARA provides Norwich University with reciprocity to offer online/distance learning programs to residents of the other NC-SARA states.
Professional Accreditation Norwich University's Project Management concentration in both the MBA and Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance programs is accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).
Program Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master’s degree program in nursing at Norwich University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education — ccneaccreditation.org.

The program is also approved by the Vermont Board of Nursing.

Program Accreditation Norwich University's Civil Engineering & Environmental Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
Program Accreditation Norwich University's Architecture program is accredited by the National Architecture Accreditation Board.
Program Accreditation Norwich University is a member of the Associate of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
Program Accreditation Norwich University is a member of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium.
Program Accreditation Norwich University's MBA program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
Athletic Program Norwich University's Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
Education Programs Norwich University's education preparation programs are accredited by Vermont’s Agency of Education’s Result’s Oriented Program Approval (ROPA)

Norwich University admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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