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ASUPD Arrests Suspect Connected to Oct. 17 Sexual Assault

October 29, 2021

The Arizona State University Police Department has made an arrest connected to the on-campus sexual assault from October 17, 2021.

Multicultural Center Viral Video

September 24, 2021

The Dean of Students Office is aware of the incident between a handful of students that was captured in a video circulated on social media. The Dean of Students Office will be discussing it with all involved. ASU is a community of more than 100,000 people from all 50 states and more than 150 countries. Differences of opinion are part of the university experience. The university expects respectful dialogue between students in all engagements.

Gov. Ducey’s executive order on COVID-19 student vaccines

June 15, 2021

Arizona State University will comply with Gov. Ducey’s Executive Order issued today and will communicate changes in protocols to the university community.

A message from ASU President Michael M. Crow on recent violence against Asian American communities

March 19, 2021

Our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities have often suffered an unjust history in our country. It is a history of abuse and violation of constitutional and human rights, and it is an indicator of the deep failings that we have in our history and our fundamental weakness: We lack a full understanding of what equal means. 

Latest update to the ASU and Klein story

March 5, 2021

Arizona State University and Rae’Lee Klein have agreed to settle a dispute that led her to sue the Arizona Board of Regents, ASU, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and interim Dean Kristin Gilger. 

ASU Police Officer Joseph Montgomery

January 14, 2021

With heavy hearts and deep sorrow, the Arizona State University Police Department extends its deepest sympathy to the family of Officer Joseph Montgomery, who passed away following an off-duty motorcycle accident on State Route 101 near the University Drive off-ramp, milepost 52, in Tempe this morning, Jan. 14. ASU Police Chief Michael Thompson referred to Montgomery as “a very valuable member of our department who we loved and respected highly.”

Arizona State University receives $46M from CARES Act for efforts in fighting COVID-19

December 30, 2020

Arizona State University’s efforts to respond to the impact of COVID-19 on the university community and on the public at large have been supported by both the State of Arizona and through CARES Act funding provided to the state. 

Alayna case, sexual assault process, resources

November 24, 2020

ASU takes all reports of sexual assault seriously, investigate them thoroughly, and make determinations based on the evidence and facts obtained during the ASU investigatory process.

Sexual assaults on an ASU campus are investigated on a criminal basis by the ASU Police Department. Sexual assaults involving students on or off campus are subject to investigation by either ASU Student Rights and Responsibilities or ASU University Rights and Responsibilities.

Arizona State University Instagram lawsuit

August 21, 2020

In July, ASU became aware of an Instagram account repeatedly promoting COVID-19 parties for when students returned for the fall semester. The account urged followers to avoid social distancing and face coverings, and included ASU trademarks and school colors while promoting behaviors such as COVID parties that create a risk to public health. We believe the ongoing postings violate Facebook’s and Instagram’s own COVID-19 related guidelines that are meant to “protect people from harmful content” and “content that has the potential to do real world harm.”

Superior Court ruling on Omni Hotel and Conference Center Project

July 2, 2019

“We welcome the Arizona Superior Court’s ruling in the latest lawsuit against the Arizona Board of Regents and Arizona State University and applaud the fact that the judge has, with regard to motion number one, rejected all of the Attorney General’s arguments on this matter.  This is the second time the courts have ruled that the Attorney General does not have the authority to insert himself into decision-making that has been definitively granted to ABOR and the universities.