Charter

ASU Charter Video 2014

In 2002, Arizona State University initiated its transformation into a new model for American higher education: the New American University. Six years later, Newsweek hailed ASU’s transformation as “one of the most radical redesigns in higher learning since the modern research university took shape.” In 2014, that New American University blueprint officially became the ASU charter:

ASU is a comprehensive public research university —

  • measured not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed.
  • advancing research and discovery of public value.
  • assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities we serve.

To learn more about the commitment our charter represents, and what that commitment means for ASU students, faculty and communities, please browse this site.