On Feb. 8, 1886 — almost 30 years before Arizona was granted statehood — the Territorial Normal School, Arizona’s first higher education institution, opened its doors to 33 students in a four-classroom building in Tempe.
ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.
Arizona State University provides an innovative and dynamic environment for over 25,000 dedicated employees, each plays a vital role in the University's mission. Explore exciting employment opportunities with us today by selecting an area of interest.
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At Arizona State University, we are building a new library for the 21st century – one that is as inspiring as it is welcoming, both an incubator of creativity and a monument to human complexity. As new technologies, disciplines and opportunities for discovery continue to emerge, the learning and research needs of ASU students and faculty demand a library that is both agile and robust.
Arizona State University provides a safe, healthy, and secure environment. Maintaining a healthy and secure campus community for students, staff, and faculty means knowing what to do in the event of an emergency and having the right tools to respond. In order to achieve this, the university offers education and multiple resources to ensure that all members of the university are safe and secure.
Students at the Polytechnic campus focus on interdisciplinary science, engineering,management, technology, entrepreneurship, and education, in a supportive environment. Here,students form connections that last a lifetime and build skills that define their future careers.With high-tech facilities and project-based learning, the Polytechnic campus provides theideal environment for intellectual exploration.
Alumni AssociationThe ASU Alumni Association works to forge a stronger alumni and university community. Through the three foundational principles - honoring traditions, advancing the university and enhancing the alumni experience - that guide our work, we endeavor to preserve the university’s rich history and enhance the university’s future.
Arizona State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges.Arizona is a member of SARA and ASU is an approved SARA institution.