The Division of Institutional Advancement is primarily responsible for building the friends network of the university. This includes cultivating alumni relationships and developing community and corporate support for the mission and vision of the university.

There are four (4) units under the direction of the Division of Institutional Advancement including; Alumni Affairs, Athletic Development, Government Relations and the ASU Foundation. These four (4) units work collaboratively to advance the interests, objectives and initiatives of Alcorn State University.