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We meet every Wednesday, beginning Wednesday, August 27 .

Room COOR 4403
Coor Hall

The Rotaract Club of Arizona State University has been active on campus since 2001. Like all Rotaract Clubs worldwide, we focus on three main areas:

Community Service
Professional Development
International Service

The Rotaract Club of Arizona State University coordinates one major    service project each semester, and frequently takes part in smaller volunteer, leadership and social events throughout the academic year.

Please attend the next meeting to learn more about becoming a Rotaractor at Arizona State University.

Meetings are held every Wednesday evening at Arizona State University's main campus from 6:30-7:30 in room 302 of the Memorial Union.

In a response to the social turmoil of the 1960’s, the first Rotaract Club was founded at the University of North Carolina in 1968. Within a day, the Rotaract Club of the University of La Salle was chartered in Tacubaya, Mexico. In the next weeks, additional clubs were formed in the United States, as well as Italy and India. In the past thirty years, Rotaract has skyrocketed into a global phenomenon – there are currently over 7,600 Rotaract clubs in more than 158 countries, with an estimated membership of more than 176,000 Rotaractors.

Rotaract is the young adult affiliate of Rotary International, the world’s first and largest service organization. Every Rotaract Club is unique; yet, they are all active in the following areas:

  • Coordinating local service projects.
  • Volunteering for various community organizations or Rotary sponsored events.
  • Promoting international awareness and friendship.
  • Fostering the professional development of members.
  • Building international networks among the Rotary International Family.
  • Making friends and having fun!

Founded in 1905, Rotary International is the world’s first and largest service organization. Currently, there are approximately 1.2 million Rotarians in 32,000 Rotary Clubs located in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Rotary clubs are composed of business and professional leaders dedicated to providing humanitarian service, upholding high ethical standards in all vocations, and fostering peace and goodwill in the world. Rotary International and all its affiliates (including Rotaract) do not have any religious or political affiliation.

Rotary’s projects span from local volunteer events to international ventures. Rotary’s most praiseworthy project is Polio Plus – a commitment to worldwide Polio eradication. To date, Rotary International has donated over $600 million – more than any other donor in the private sector – in the effort to eliminate Polio. Since their involvement in 1979, Polio has been reduced by 99%. It now exists in only isolated areas of four countries: Nigeria, India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Rotary International continues to work diligently to fully eradicate the disease.

Every Rotaract Club is sponsored by at least one Rotary Club. The Rotaract Club of ASU is lucky enough to have four sponsoring clubs: Tempe Rotary, Tempe East Rotary, Tempe Rio Salado Rotary, and Tempe South Rotary. These clubs provide mentorship, guidance and financial support, enabling our club to carry out projects which support the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self.”


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"When you have friends in another country, you are not likely to drop bombs there. International friendship is the first step towards world peace."

- Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammar, Rotary International President 2005-06