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Alabama State University

 

 

The impetus to establish a school for the black citizens of Alabama, which would eventually become Alabama State University, began shortly after the Civil War which not only tore this country apart, but created a far different United States in which relationships and attitudes, were altered irrevocably

Alabama State University provides learning experiences designed to develop students' intellectual abilities, as well as their social, moral, cultural and ethical values. In so doing, the university is equipping its students with those skills, insights, attitudes and practical experiences which will enable them to become well-rounded and discerning citizens, fully qualified for service to humanity. 


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for the intellectually gifted, the average and the academically disadvantaged students; (5) Honor its origins by including offerings in its curricula that provide a rich understanding of the black experience; (6) Place emphasis on the undergraduate preparation of students and on selected graduate program offerings designed for entry into the professional world of work, for further formal study and for good citizenship; (7) Maintain and strengthen its outreach program by making continuing education more accessible and more attractive to the community; (8) Support research and scholarly and creative activities that strengthen and enhance the quality of student life and the instructional program and (9) Contribute to the cultural life of the community through programs in the visual and performing arts and through public lectures and forums.

The impetus to establish a school for the black citizens of Alabama, which would eventually become Alabama State University, began shortly after the Civil War which not only tore this country apart, but created a far different United States in which relationships and attitudes were altered irrevocably. 

Alabama State University provides learning experiences designed to develop students' intellectual abilities, as well as their social, moral, cultural and ethical values. In so doing, the university is equipping its students with those skills, insights, attitudes and practical experiences which will enable them to become well-rounded and discerning citizens, fully qualified for service to humanity. 

The university's functions may be prioritized as instruction, research and he_nic

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public service.  In executing its role, the university will: (1) Maintain a policy of admitting persons who have diplomas from accredited high schools or the equivalent thereof and who have demonstrated by their performance in high school or transfer courses that they can benefit from the university's offerings; (2) Achieve successively higher levels of demonstrated excellence in all its educational programs; (3) Practice pedagogical and general educational principles that are in keeping with other universities on a national level, yet innovative enough to employ the most recent techniques and methodologies; (4) Recognize the diversity of its student body and offer programs for