Why UPIKE?
Simple. We keep our promises.

We Promise to…

Encourage you to see new possibilities.

UPIKE has a long history of defying expectations. However you may have viewed yourself, the Appalachian region or the world before setting foot on our campus, we will encourage, inspire or even dare you to believe in a whole new realm of possibilities.

We Promise to…

Treat you like family.

At UPIKE, we are a family and so we push our students, faculty and staff to their greatest potential, while providing the support they need to get there. And families have fun together — something there’s no shortage of at UPIKE.

We Promise to…

Persevere through any challenge to help you realize your goals and achieve your dreams.

We are big problem solvers and born fighters. So when we see an opportunity to help students succeed — in ways big or small — we stand together, finding the fortitude to persevere, no matter what obstacles may stand in the way.

We Promise to…

Let the needs of our region fuel our innovation.

We are proud to serve as active change agents with our community, but we don’t believe in change for the sake of change. We embrace purposeful innovation and intentional progress that will have meaningful and measurable impact on our region for decades to come.

birds eye view of UPIKE campus

Take the next step with UPIKE.