The Connection Between AIWP and UIL
The Association for the Integration of the Whole Person (AIWP) is recognized by the federal government as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit religious entity. The University for Integrative Learning of AIWP is a nonsectarian spiritual university that values human diversity and maintains that all learning and degrees are religious in nature.
Religious: “a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith.”
Spiritual: “of religion, sacred, devotional, or ecclesiastical; not lay or temporal.”
As a nonsectarian spiritual university, AIWP’s University for Integrative Learning is exempt from regional accreditation practices. Since its inception, AIWP has supported the Constitution of the United States in its stated mission of maintaining a separation of church and state. This separation of church and state gives people the freedom to be true to their spiritual values in all aspects of life, including the pursuit of their educational goals.
AIWP upholds this constitutional freedom in the design and execution of its degree programs, while consistently adhering to a rigorous level and quality of learning that demonstrates equivalency with other internationally respected universities. AIWP established the University for Integrative Learning to serve a world population in the same spirit as its predecessors: Oxford, Cambridge, the Sorbonne, and various University Without Walls programs.
Accreditation is a form of certification found only in the United States. Accrediting agencies are private corporations that assume responsibility for determining the acceptability of secondary and higher education programs. In contrast to the United States, all other nations charge the government, the public, and educational institutions with the responsibility of determining the quality and acceptability of universities and colleges.
The headquarters for UIL is in Wyoming, registered under the name AIWP with the Secretary of State. The headquarters for AIWP, and the administrative office for UIL, is in California at the address below. The State of Wyoming has laws that recognize the U.S. Constitution’s separation of church and state, exempting legitimate religious institutions from state and federal laws other than those against performing criminal acts, practicing medicine or engaging in state or federal politics as a political party or for a particular party or government person. Their laws exempt religious organizations that have schools that teach and offer degrees in the areas that embody their religion. AIWP was established in 1975 as a nonsectarian religious organization to ordain qualified persons who wish to serve others in areas for which they have been trained. Its credo and written texts state as a major reason for its existence the belief that all learning is a spiritual mission and lifelong learning is the path to higher consciousness. AIWP/UIL is open to all who would not deliberately do harm to self, others, or the environment.