Welcome to APU

The Office of Community Relations represents Azusa Pacific University to the community, and just as importantly, the community back to APU. The university remains committed to being a good neighbor. Over the years, APU has joined with school districts, churches, and community stakeholders to enhance quality of life for our neighbors and our students, faculty, and staff. Town-and-gown issues frequently addressed include construction, housing, planning, purchasing, safety, and transportation.

Since moving to the San Gabriel Valley in 1947, Azusa Pacific University has partnered with the city of Azusa to support a community that inspires us all—one with quality education programs accessible to all ages, safe streets, and revitalized spaces where people can interact.

Each year, the university unites with city officials, schools, and businesses to participate in events such as Hands Across Azusa, work with local school children through the C.H.A.M.P. program, and build relationships through City Links and the annual Canyon City Classic. Together, we can continue to build upon our heritage in further developing a strong, vibrant community for the future.

Azusa Pacific welcomes the citizens of Azusa and surrounding communities to explore this site for available resources and events as we continue partnering in the enrichment of the city in which we live.

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News & Features

  • Forbes Ranks Azusa Pacific University Among Best Colleges

    Forbes ranks Azusa Pacific University among the best schools in the nation for 2016. The 660 colleges listed represent the top 20 percent of all undergraduate institutions. APU ranks 391, up from last year’s 398.

  • Full Circle

    For Diana Faatai, Ed.D.’16, work has come full circle as she transforms policies and classroom instruction throughout the same school district where she began her education journey.

  • Terrell Watson '15, the NFL's Unlikeliest Player

    Former APU runningback Terrell Watson '15 overcame many obstacles, including learning difficulties to give himself a shot at a professional career.

  • Community Business

    Tapping into this symbiotic relationship between communities and small businesses, 2 APU professors, 39 undergraduate, and 8 graduate students rallied to support a struggling local business last fall.

  • Christian Colleges Must be Allowed to Keep Religious Freedom

    Azusa Pacific University President Jon R. Wallace, DBA, discusses SB 1146 and its potential impact to California's religious universities.