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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

Office of Community Relations

  • APU Web Series Wins "Best Comedy" at Film Festival

    A web series created by Azusa Pacific University acting majors, “The Death of Rasputin,” won best comedy at the Lancaster International Short Film Festival.

  • Azusa BOKS Program Visits "Today Show"

    Azusa Pacific University’s Anjelica Juarez and Diana Rudulph joined Azusa students from Gladstone St. Elementary with the BOKS program, as they unveiled a new Reeboks children’s line of shoes on the NBC “Today Show.”

Elsewhere at APU

  • Jennifer Walsh Discusses Inauguration

    Jennifer E. Walsh, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a professor of political science, discusses the presidential inauguration on television news program "Politics and the People."

  • APU Theater Presents The Great Divorce

    APU theater continues its 22nd season with Robert Smyth’s stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ influential novel The Great Divorce. For tickets, call the Felix Event Center Box Office at (626) 815-5494 or purchase them online.

  • APU Hosts Boy and Girl Scouts STEM/Nova Day

    The Greater Los Angeles Area Council of Boy Scouts and Azusa Pacific University partner together to host the Fourth Annual S​TEM​​​/Nova Day.