Arizona State University (ASU) becomes the first higher education institution to collaborate with OpenAI, introducing ChatGPT Enterprise into its academic framework. This partnership aims to revolutionize teaching, learning, and research by harnessing the power of generative AI, with an emphasis on privacy and security.

ASU President Michael M. Crow highlights the enduring presence and potential of AI systems in education, said:

"We're committed to responsibly evolving AI learning technologies," he said. "Our partnership with OpenAI aligns with our mission to enhance educational experiences using innovative tools."

Open Challenge and Key Focus Areas

Starting February, ASU will initiate an open challenge, encouraging faculty and staff to propose optimal use cases for ChatGPT. The focus will be on enhancing student success, pioneering innovative research, and optimizing organizational processes.

This initiative aims to utilize ASU's rich expertise to lead in AI-driven discovery and application.

OpenAI's Commitment to Education

OpenAI COO Brad Lightcap expressed enthusiasm for the collaboration.

"We're excited to see how ASU will integrate ChatGPT into its educational programs," he said. "Learning is a fundamental aspect of ChatGPT, and ASU's innovative approach will provide valuable insights for its broader application in higher education."

Ensuring Data Privacy and Security

With ChatGPT Enterprise, ASU ensures that all user interactions within the platform are secure and private. OpenAI confirms that data from ASU's usage won’t contribute to its model training, thus maintaining data confidentiality.


ASU's collaboration with OpenAI represents a significant leap in integrating advanced AI technologies into higher education. By adopting ChatGPT Enterprise, ASU not only enhances its educational landscape but also sets a benchmark for universities globally in leveraging AI for academic excellence and responsible technology use.

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