ASU Community Connect is the portal to social embeddedness at ASU.
Social embeddedness is a university-wide, interactive and mutually-supported relationship with the communities of Arizona. Truly reciprocal partnerships with the communities of Arizona require informed expectations of real outcomes and benefits. A shared responsibility for these outcomes and benefits leads to positive social change in the community and in the research, teaching and service practices of ASU.
Most universities value the interactions between the university and its surrounding communities, whether these interactions happen through internships, volunteer programs or service learning courses. At ASU, though, community engagement is not something we simply value. It’s become who we are. And it’s this identifying characteristic that we call social embeddedness.
To learn more about what social embeddedness is, what it means to us at ASU and how it can address the challenges we face, we encourage you to explore the stories here.