The student body at AUL is typically Lebanese, students from the region and a good number of international students with an interesting collection of cultures and sub-cultures. At AUL it is human commonality that is sought, rather than any commonality of culture, politics or religion.
All faiths and points of view arc accommodated on AUL campuses, but no individual or group may upset this balance: differences are expected to be sublimated to the central goal in helping people from everywhere in Lebanon, the region and world-wide to achieve their full potential as human beings.
The University governs campus life through regulations that are not intended to be restrictive, but are intended to protect individuals from undue interference and pressures.
At the same time AUL promotes wholesome recreational and cultural activities that provide variety and interest in campus living. AUL feels obliged to provide an environment causing minimal anxiety to students and their families; respect for common decency is thus a standard on the University's campuses.
The sharing of values from different local sub-cultures and from cultures at large is enthusiastically promoted—ideas, food. Music, art, positive intercultural experiences are enhanced by respect for privacy, and the person. In summary AUL pursues its unique mission in the world of higher education. The hallmarks of freedom, choice and compassion pervade its endeavors at every level, as quality and excellence depending on those hallmarks.
Those associated with AUL in any capacity—as students, teachers, or administrators—feel, and help to maintain, a special form of excitement that comes from being different and from making a difference. AUL is dedicated to nurturing the individual and his/her potential as effectively and as dynamically as possible.