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  • Celebrating 150 Years of Excellence

    We remain "Marion Strong."

    On July 17, 1867, the vision of nine freed slaves was realized with the incorporation of a school to educate black children. Now, 150 years later, that school has risen from its humble beginnings in Marion, Alabama, to a University with more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, cutting-edge research and a continued focus on academic excellence.

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  • Register for New Student Orientation

    Operation Hornet Nation

    ASU's Spring 2018 General Orientation session will take place on January 5. Register now for this information-packed orientation program designed to acquaint new students and their families with Alabama State University and to foster a smooth transition to college life.

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  • A Winning Tradition

    We Leave it All on the Field.

    The ASU Hornets have earned division championship titles in Softball, Baseball, Women's Outdoor Track, Women's Indoor Track and Field, Women's Cross Country, Men's Golf, Women's Golf -- and that's just in 2016. With 18 intercollegiate men's and women's NCAA-Division 1 sports, there's always something to cheer about at ASU.

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  • Educating Tomorrow's Leaders Today

    A Relentless Pursuit of Excellence.

    As a premiere, comprehensive, Level VI, regionally accredited institution, ASU's more than 50 degree-granting programs build upon quality scholarship and academic rigor. Through personalized instruction led by our committed faculty, we are grooming lifelong learners and change agents.

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  • Changing the World and Saving Lives

    Groundbreaking Research is Happening Here.

    From working to end prostate cancer to developing a treatment for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), ASU scientists are changing the world through cutting-edge research.

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  • Cultivating Passion for the Arts

    Grow Your Talent With Us.

    Arts and culture are part of the fabric of ASU, where our students get the training to become the stars they dream to be. Our renowned visual and performing arts programs add to the cultural life on campus, offering all ASU students the opportunity to experience the arts and express their creativity.

  • Expanding Our Footprint

    World Class Facilities, World Class Students.

    Our beautiful campus boasts historic landmarks and state-of-the art architectural jewels. From nostalgic monuments such as the Bell Tower that sits atop the institution's oldest residence hall, to our premiere 26,500-seat football stadium, our growing campus is one you'll be proud to call home.

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  • Marching to Our Own Beat

    'The Price of Glory is High.'

    Our famed Mighty Marching Hornets Band certainly stands out from the crowd. Led by Director James Oliver, ASU's band has appeared on national television programs, in movies and even on a cable reality series, "'Bama State Style."

Why ASU?

  • KENYA SHAVERS: Sophomore, Communications/History

    "Why choose ASU? Because 'Opportunity is Here!' This is a saying students will hear throughout their experience on campus. But it's more than a motto; it's true. With dedicated faculty and staff and a welcoming student body, ASU is like a family. You will be pushed to accept challenges, defeat odds and never stop chasing your goals."

  • CAMERON KELLEY: Senior, Business/Marketing

    "Thanks to #myASU, I went from being a guy from Connecticut who knew absolutely no one, to an active student leader and SGA chairman. The experiences I have gained will help me stand out in today's competitive job market. It's not just a great education here, but also a great support system for students to follow their dreams no matter what obstacles they may face."

  • STACI JONES: B.A. Communications ('16)

    "I always knew I wanted to attend an HBCU, and I visited many of them. Visiting ASU was different. Instead of them telling me everything they had to offer, they showed me instead what I had to offer to ASU. The faith they showed me on my visit led me to making one of the best decisions I've ever made -- choosing ASU. Through the many opportunities ASU provided for me, I found my purpose."

  • Dr. MANOJ K. MISHRA: Associate Professor of Biology

    "Quality teaching and ground-breaking research experiences are two of the biggest offerings to ASU students. The Cancer Biology Research and Training program provides cutting-edge research, community outreach and works toward eliminating cancer health disparities. The passion here for education and research makes ASU a great center of learning."

  • SUNA NJIE: Senior, Biology

    "Alabama State University is a premier academic institution. At ASU, you will be pushed to be the very best you can be. You can be sure that when you leave here, you will be the best and ready for whatever the world has for you. They push you because they care. I truly believe that ASU has fully prepared me for my future."

News & Announcements

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A Look Ahead: Upcoming Dates for 2018

A Look Ahead: Upcoming Dates for 2018

With 2017 coming to a close, there’s a lot to look forward to in the New Year. Here are some expected highlights for 2018:

Vote for Miss ASU to Appear in EBONY Magazine

Vote for Miss ASU to Appear in EBONY Magazine

Vote today for Miss ASU, Sha'Diamond Mayfield, to be included in an upcoming edition of “EBONY” magazine.

ASU Graduates Establish Teacher Education Scholarship

ASU Graduates Establish Teacher Education Scholarship

The “Dr. Johnny Sanders, Jr., and Dr. Rubye Coleman-Sanders Teacher Education Scholarship Fund” will provide financial support for a junior or senior student who has been admitted to the teacher education program in the College of Education.

ASU's BFA Dance Launches Fundraising Effort to Perform at International Dance Conference

ASU's BFA Dance Launches Fundraising Effort to Perform at International Dance Conference

Emerging artists and faculty members are seeking financial assistance to participate in a unique dance conference in Los Angeles.

Faculty Member Receives Grant to Teach International Course on Cancer Health Disparity

Faculty Member Receives Grant to Teach International Course on Cancer Health Disparity

Dr. Manoj Mishra will teach a course focused on cancer health disparities.

Judge Shanta Owens to Speak at ASU’s 296th Commencement Exercises

Judge Shanta Owens to Speak at ASU’s 296th Commencement Exercises

Alabama State University will confer more than 400 undergraduate and graduate degrees during its Fall Commencement Exercises on Dec. 8.

Upcoming Events

ASU’s SBDC to Host Free Small Business Tax Workshop

ASU’s SBDC to Host Free Small Business Tax Workshop

Area small businesses can get help with current Alabama tax laws.

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ASU’s C-STEM to Host 2018 Annual Research Symposium

Undergraduate and graduate students will have an opportunity to present their research projects at an annual symposium.

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