2022 Soka graduates toss their caps in the air
Soka’s Commencement Celebrates Graduates Committed to Global Peace
Inspiring speeches and sunny skies awaited more than 600 guests who attended the first commencement on campus since 2019 to celebrate the 109 undergraduate and graduate students receiving their degrees. Commencement speaker Dr. Shirin Ebadi, the lawyer, judge, and activist awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003, called for vigilance to protect democracy and honor the interconnectedness of humans worldwide. Read
A group of students laugh together while enjoying the 21st Anniversary party
SUA’s 21st Birthday Party Is a Tribute to its Community
The university marked the anniversary of the dedication of the Aliso Viejo campus with a new tradition that explored and honored the power of community, which felt especially meaningful after two years of pandemic restrictions. Read
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SUA Founder Daisaku Ikeda Receives 401st Academic Honor
The Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota awarded an honorary doctorate to Daisaku Ikeda, adding to a remarkable list of academic recognition for his work. Read
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Shakespeare by the Sea logo
William Shakespeare's
Much Ado About Nothing
SUA's Campus Green
Sponsored by the City of Aliso Viejo and Soka University
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SUA Launches Soka Institute for Global Solutions to Promote Stability and Peace
Thirty-five years after Soka founder Daisaku Ikeda called for a center to coordinate and develop the research of organizations worldwide promoting peace, SIGS opened on campus with a clear mission and its first director. Read
Photo of book entitled Dear Global Citizens 20th Anniversary Edition Founders Remarks by Daisaku Ikeda
A New Collection of Daisaku Ikeda’s Writings
After numerous delays, SUA students publish Dear Global Citizens, 20th Anniversary Edition: Founder’s Remarks. Read
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Celebrating Paulo Freire’s Centennial Year
A conference co-sponsored by SUA, USC, and UCLA explored the impact of educational philosopher Paulo Freire, whose work has influenced education, community development, and social justice movements around the world. Read
"It is my firm belief that the solidarity of ordinary people will be the driving force for the realization of a global society where all may live in peace and dignity."
2018 Peace Proposal
Jonathan Wray and Alisa Proctor present cupcakes to fourth-year students as congratulations for finishing their capstone projects
Students Bring Passion and Skills to the Capstone Experience
The year-long program is both challenging and inspiring, building on students’ entire undergraduate education. Read
Erica Koyama ’23 presenting her research at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology conference
Life Sciences Students Attend National Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Conference
Susan Walsh, director of the Life Sciences concentration, and two undergraduates headed to Philadelphia in April to present and learn at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology annual meeting. Read
Physicist Brian Greene speaks into the microphone
Physicist Brian Greene Lectures on the True Meaning of Reality
The renowned theoretical physicist treated his audience at the Soka Performing Arts Center to a wide-ranging conversation that tackled topics from wormholes to the metaverse. Read
Students and Faculty pose in front of a projected screen that reads Student Movement for the Culture of Peace
Soka Students Hope to Redefine the Culture of Peace
A club devoted to putting the university’s values of peace, human rights, and the sanctity of life into action held its third annual symposium. Read