Nine design aspirations guide the ongoing evolution of ASU as a New American University. These institutional objectives are integrated in innovative ways throughout the university to achieve excellence, access and impact.
Leverage Our PlaceASU embraces its culture, socioeconomic and physical setting.
Enable Student SuccessASU is committed to the success of each unique student.
Transform SocietyASU catalyzes social change by being connected to social needs.
Fuse Intellectual DisciplinesASU creates knowledge by transcending academic disciplines.
Value EntrepreneurshipASU uses its knowledge and encourages innovation.
Be Socially Embedded
ASU connects with communities through mutually beneficial partnerships.
Conduct Use-Inspired ResearchASU research has purpose and impact.
ASU engages with people and issues locally, nationally and internationally.
Practice Principled Innovation
ASU places character and values at the center of decisions and actions.