AASCU will be a transformative influence in American public higher education through advocacy, leadership and service. This vision will be achieved when:
AASCU is a Washington-based higher education association of nearly 420 public colleges, universities and systems whose members share a learning and teaching-centered culture, a historic commitment to underserved student populations and a dedication to research and creativity that advances their regions' economic progress and cultural development.AASCU has five fundamental purposes:
AASCU affirms its commitment to the following core values in fulfillment of its fundamental purposes:
AASCU will compete in the higher education association marketplace by adopting best practices in association leadership to achieve operational excellence.
AASCU's distinction resides in the following work on behalf of its members: