We are Iḷisaġvik – Iḷisaġviurugut
Ilisaġvik College was founded to primarily serve the residents of the North Slope Borough, America’s largest and most northern municipality.
The intent of its founders was to provide an education based on the Iñupiaq cultural heritage.
The basis for all Iḷisaġvik’s educational programs is the rich foundation of a subsistence culture in harmony with the land and seas that give it sustenance.
“Education is the key to our success.”
Eben Hopson, Sr. – First Mayor of the North Slope Borough, Alaska