Vision, Mission & Values


Alabama State University (ASU) will achieve global recognition through excellence in teaching, research and service. ASU will advance its current Carnegie Classification to a Doctoral/Professional University. ASU aspires to be a national leader in developing students through a transformational educational experience with global impact. As a community builder and partner, ASU will continue to have a measurable impact on society through innovative education and scholarly research.   


Alabama State University is a student-centered public HBCU committed to excellence in teaching, research and service. ASU provides a nurturing, holistic learning environment focused on developing students, on campus and virtually, to be global change agents. ASU embraces CommUniversity and philanthropy to create dynamic relationships for positive community impact.   



We are committed to sustaining ASU’s rich history as an epicenter of Modern-Day Civil Rights and social justice initiatives. 


We are committed to honest and ethical standards, as we hold ourselves to transparent systems, structures and mechanisms. 


We are committed to building partnerships and collaborations to contribute to external community impact and the development of our students. 


We are committed to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion within our community. 


We are committed to building upon our proud traditions that will impact the lives of alumni and generations to come, with a promise to give back.