Albany State University (ASU), a historically black institution, was founded in 1903 to educate African-American youth and proudly continues to fulfill its historic mission while serving the educational needs of an increasingly diverse student population. Through its collaborative efforts, the University responds to the needs of all its constituents and offers educational programs and services to improve the quality of life in Southwest Georgia. In accordance with federal regulations set forth by the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, this guide is sent to prospective students and all enrolled students to inform them of the availability of specific types of consumer information. This Guide contains a brief description of important information about ASU financial assistance, graduation rates, athletic participation, campus security, student rights and responsibilities, study abroad, voter registration, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Specific information about programs and services is available from the colleges and University departments and may be requested directly with a specific departments.