The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Advancing Inclusion in The College

Advancing Inclusion in The College

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Since 2014, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has enrolled over a thousand historically underrepresented and disadvantaged students in Early Start, giving them the tools to succeed in their first year at ASU.

But what happens next? How can these students continue to get the support they need to make it to graduation?

You can help students not only start on the right foot at ASU but also continue on the path to success — students like Marshall, who was raised by a single mother in a small, rural community.

As part of his Sun Devil experience, Marshall was able to participate in the Latino Heritage Internship Program, which helps Latino students experience career opportunities at the National Park Service. In the program, he was able to apply his history degree to a real-world setting and see how his studies connected to future career opportunities.

Your support of the Advancing Inclusion in The College fund will help students like Marshall gain internship, mentorship and research experiences that motivate them to cross the graduation finish line.

Impact of Donor Support

  • More learners can pursue higher education. In 2022, 22,000 donors contributed $66.3 million for scholarships.
  • More students succeed. ASU ranks #1 among the state’s public universities for its 86% first-year retention rate thanks in part to donor-funded student success initiatives.
  • And donors helped ASU offer more than 4,500 hours of free tutoring.

I believe ASU is a major life force in our community and I want to do my part to help it thrive."

ASU donor Jeremy Meek

’09 construction management

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