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In addition to the University’s commitment to academic quality, University of Phoenix is dedicated to social responsibility as demonstrated though a variety of initiatives.
We are pleased to announce that University of Phoenix is among the top ten colleges and universities that utilize green power, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. We purchase nearly 69 million kilowatt hours of green energy annually – the equivalent of powering more than 64,000 average American homes per year.
At University of Phoenix, we recognize our responsibility to take care of the earth for ourselves and future generations. We understand the importance of sustaining the natural resources we all share and are working to improve our own operations. As an institution of higher learning, we also know that, through environmental responsibility, we can play a vital role in educating the environmental stewards of today and tomorrow.
As the largest private university in North America, University of Phoenix is a part of many communities across the country. In each community, we enable area residents to reach their educational goals while keeping their commitments to their families and employers.
But University of Phoenix doesn't stop at providing quality educational opportunities. Through our community investment program, we proudly support a variety of organizations and charities that enrich the communities we call home.
The University of Phoenix Foundation was established in 2006 by the University's founder, Dr. John Sperling, who was inspired by 30 years of witnessing the life-changing power of education.
The mission of the Foundation is to increase access to education, especially for underrepresented and low-income students traditionally under-served by the education continuum, in an effort to provide a pathway for economic advancement. To fulfill this mission, the University of Phoenix Foundation provides grants to qualified public charities.