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Chicago State University

Dean's Message

Dear CSU Student:

Congratulations on your decision to attend Chicago State University. We know that the process of deciding on what college to attend is both exciting and challenging, and we are thrilled that you have chosen to join Chicago State University. We know that you will be pleased with your choice to join the Cougar family. We are eager to support, challenge, and help you as you learn more about our 147 year tradition of excellence rooted in our mission to serve our community.

The First Year Experience is here to help guide you through your first year at Chicago State and help get you on the path to success and graduation. We do that by introducing you to the CSU community and inviting you to share your fist-year experience with us. We will work closely with you to ensure that your interests and needs are being met. Our philosophy is simple, we see each student as an individual. We commit to providing you with opportunities to make solid connections and grow roots in the CSU community.

Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your transition and acclimation easier. Come by the office and see us anytime! We really look forward to meeting and working with you in the future!


Shelia Collins, Dean