<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" Inherits="System.Web.UI.Page" %> Soka University of America /images/homepage/banner-hp.jpgsite://Soka/images/homepage/banner-hp.jpgSokabanner-hp.jpgbanner hp/images/homepage/administration_mainimage.jpgsite://Soka/images/homepage/administration_mainimage.jpgSokaadministration_mainimage.jpgAdministration_mainimageAdministration_mainimagebanner hp2/images/homepage/admission_mainimage.jpgsite://Soka/images/homepage/admission_mainimage.jpgSokaadmission_mainimage.jpgAdmission_MainImageAdmission_MainImagebanner hp3/images/academics/redesign academics/students-lab.jpgsite://Soka/images/academics/redesign academics/students-lab.jpgSokastudents-lab.jpgStudents-LabStudents-Labbanner hp4/images/homepage/pac_mainimage.jpgsite://Soka/images/homepage/pac_mainimage.jpgSokapac_mainimage.jpgPAC_mainimagePAC_mainimagebanner hp5Bringing the world to our students.We believe that education is the road not just to a career, but to happiness, to fulfillment, and to a better, more peaceful, more sustainable world. Your Soka University degree prepares you for a rewarding future in your career, your life, and a contributive life of meaning and change. Come to Soka if you are comfortable with diversity in people, ideas, opinions, perspectives, values, and goals.
/news_events/news/2014/10/-------soka-university-ranked-high-for-best-value-and-diversitytitle-2Soka University ranked high for best value, diversity and happy freshmenleft-navNospotlights-number1categoryCampussite://Soka/news_events/news/2014/10/-------soka-university-ranked-high-for-best-value-and-diversitySoka-------soka-university-ranked-high-for-best-value-and-diversitySoka University Ranked High for Best Value, Diversity and Happy FreshmenSoka University Ranked High for Best Value, Diversity and Happy FreshmenSoka University ranked high for best value, diversity and happy freshmen.13 year old college makes Top TenSoka, university, best, college, top, ranking, value, diversity, freshmenOct 17, 2014 11:49 AM
/images/news_events/news_events-redesign/founders-hall-small.pngnavNamenavClasssite://Soka/images/news_events/news_events-redesign/founders-hall-small.pngSokafounders-hall-small.pngfounders-hall-smallfounders-hall-smallsoka imageAliso Viejo, CA -- Soka University (SUA), a private, four-year liberal arts college and graduate school located in Aliso Viejo, CA, has been consistently appearing in the top national rankings for Best Value Colleges and Most Diverse Colleges. US News & World Report's "Best Colleges 2015" ranked SUA in the Top Five in both Best Value and Ethnic Diversity among National Liberal Arts Colleges and #1 in Foreign Student Factor (highest percentage of International Students.)
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Congratulations to the Class of 2015Soka University's Commencement 2015 will take place on Friday, May 22nd at 2 pm (Pacific Standard Time) at Soka Performing Arts Center.  Admission is by ticket only.   This ceremony will be streamed live at 2 pm PST for all family and friends who aren't able to attend in person. Click here to watch live stream.

Admission to the Soka University commencement ceremony is by ticket only.

Daniel Habuki, PhD, president of Soka University of America, is honored to announce that Jody Williams, who received a shared Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work to ban landmines through the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, will be SUA’s Commencement Speaker. 

Jody Williams was the third US woman to receive the Peace Prize.  She chairs the Nobel Women's Initiative, which works to support and amplify the efforts of women around the world working for sustainable peace with justice and equality. 

Beginning in early 1992, with two non-governmental organizations and a staff of one, Jody Williams oversaw the International Campaign to Ban Landmines 's growth to over 1,300 organizations in 95 countries.  She also served as strategist and spokesperson as the Campaign achieved its goal of an international treaty banning antipersonnel landmines in 1997.

Williams holds the Sam and Cele Keeper Endowed Professorship in Peace and Social Justice at the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston where she has been teaching since 2003. In academic year 2012-2013, she became the inaugural Jane Addams Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Social Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago.   Her memoir, My Name is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl’s Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize, was published in 2013. 

“We’re very proud that Soka University is welcoming Jody Williams,” added Dr. Habuki.  “Our mission is to foster a steady stream of global citizens committed to living a contributive life.  Discussions on peace and non-violence are central to our core values.  We hope that this Commencement will help empower students to face the challenges they will find as they work for peace in their communities and countries.” 


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/news_events/events/2015/05/sua-class-of-2015-commencement-ceremonytitle-2spotlights-number1categoryCampuslocationSoka Performing Arts Centersite://Soka/news_events/events/2015/05/sua-class-of-2015-commencement-ceremonySokasua-class-of-2015-commencement-ceremonySUA Class of 2015 Commencement CeremonySUA Class of 2015 Commencement CeremonyApr 3, 2012 1:43 PM
/images/news_events/students/graduation-2011lawn.jpgsite://Soka/images/news_events/students/graduation-2011lawn.jpgSokagraduation-2011lawn.jpgGraduation 2011lawnGraduation 2011 lawnSUA Class of 2015 Commencement CeremonyCongratulations to the Class of 2015! Soka University's Commencement 2015 will take place on Friday, May 22nd at 2 pm (Pacific Standard Time) at Soka Performing Arts Center. Admission is by ticket only. This ceremony will be streamed live at 2 pm PST for all family and friends who aren't able to attend in person.