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ASU recognizes students, faculty and community partners through a variety of awards, and is recognized by others for our commitment to the community and academic excellence
Arizona State University has again been selected to receive the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The classification is bestowed upon institutions that have demonstrated their deep engagement with local, regional, national and global communities.
In recognition of its strong commitment to economic engagement, Arizona State University was designated an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) in 2016. The designation recognizes public research universities working with public and private sector partners in their states and regions to support economic development through a variety of activities, including innovation and entrepreneurship, technology transfer, talent and workforce development, and community development.
ASU is among the top 3 largest U.S. universities contributing the greatest number of new graduates to Teach For America's teaching corps with 55 incoming corps members (2018). ASU first appeared on the top contributors list in 2008 and has since contributed more than 250 students to Teach for America since the program began 25 years ago.
Arizona State University ranks No. 22 among large schools on the Peace Corps' 2016 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. There are 33 Sun Devil alumni currently volunteering worldwide, leading all Arizona schools. Since the Peace Corps’ founding in 1961, 1,017 alumni from ASU have served, and the university has ranked in the top 25 undergraduate schools for four consecutive years.
For the sixth consecutive year, the Corporation for National and Community Service has named Arizona State University to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll — the highest federal recognition a university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service learning and civic engagement. ASU’s commitment to social embeddedness secured its spot in each of the 2015 Honor Roll categories, including Honor Roll with Distinction for General Community Service, and a Finalist in the Education category.
The annual President’s Medal for Social Embeddedness recognizes transdisciplinary teams of faculty and staff who have successfully worked in mutually-beneficial community partnerships to develop and implement solutions and achieve positive social outcomes.
The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community-committed students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. The fellowship provides training and resources that nurture students’ assets and passions to help them develop strategies to achieve social change. Students are nominated by college and university presidents to acknowledge motivation and potential public leadership.