• April Ryan, White House Correspondent and CNN Political Analyst

    A. Wade Smith Lecture, featuring April Ryan

    This lecture with White House Correspondent and CNN Political Analyst is free and open to the public.

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  • ASU Vice Provost Stanlie James with authors: Carol Anderson and Sarah Smarsh at ASU Social Cohesion Dialogue event

    Inclusion at ASU

    Advancing learning and leadership with the broadest perspectives

  • Spring 2019 Hispanic Convocation

    Spring 2019 Hispanic Convocation

    Faculty and staff celebrate the graduates.

Inclusion at ASU

Arizona State University is deeply committed to positioning itself as one of the great new universities by seeking to build excellence, enhance access and have an impact on our community, state, nation and the world. To do that requires our faculty and staff to reflect the intellectual, ethnic and cultural diversity of our nation and world so that our students learn from the broadest perspectives, and we engage in the advancement of knowledge with the most inclusive understanding possible of the issues we are addressing through our scholarly activities.
We recognize that race and gender historically have been markers of diversity in institutions of higher education. However, at ASU, we believe that diversity includes additional categories such as socioeconomic background, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, nationality and intellectual perspective.


Last year Arizona State University obtained an Institutional Membership to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community for faculty members, postdocs and graduate students. ASU's institution membership will continue through Sept. 2020. To join, visit the link below, select "Arizona State University" from the list of member institutions and then click the "Activate My Membership" button to claim your membership.

2019 Charter Video

"ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured
not by whom we exclude,
but rather by whom we include and how they succeed..."

— ASU Charter