WE RISE TOGETHER
The word Akron means “peak” or “highest point.” It’s a fitting name for this place: not only because our campus is situated on top of a hill, but because we’re only headed up. For 150 years, we’ve been rising. Now, we’re ready to reach even greater heights.
We Lift Our People
When we make it possible for the region’s best and brightest students to come here to be educated, enlightened, and transformed, they go on to lead lives of purpose and significance.
We elevate this place
Our dedicated faculty and staff instill a mindset of hard work, tenacity, respect, and resilience. They make this place what it is every day. With your support, we can make it even better.
We live up to our promises
This is a place of enormous potential and possibilities. As we look toward our future, we set our sights on strategic goals that will help us lead the way into a bold new tomorrow.
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
We are charting a new course.
Like our region, our university is built on a resilient foundation and embraces a boundless resolve to push further. We are charting a new course of innovation and investment that leads to a new era of measurable achievement. Join us on this noble journey.
“We are an urban research university, inspired by our people, place, and promises.”
“Scholarship support has lifted a weight off of my shoulders.”
Thanks to generous scholarship support, fourth-generation UA Legacy Student Jason Render was able to become a Zip—and become involved on campus as a Student Ambassador, member of the Student African-American Brotherhood, and volunteer with the Akron PeaceMakers.
“A physical space devoted to tackling online threats”
Made possible through a gift from R.C. Musson and Katherine M. Musson, our cybersecurity simulation lab gives students the chance to practice identifying and quarantining threats in learning environments.
YOUR GIFT FUELS OUR ASCENT
We have a vision and a plan. Now, we just need your support.