On June 27, 2011, The Chicago State University Board of Trustees approved the resolution
proposing the new CSU Core Values, Vision Statement and Mission Statement.
Chicago State University will be recognized for innovations in teaching and research,
and in promoting ethical leadership, entrepreneurship, and social and environmental
justice. We will embrace, engage, educate, and empower our students and community
to transform lives locally and globally.
Chicago State University (CSU) is a public, comprehensive university that provides
access to higher education for students of diverse backgrounds and educational needs.
The university fosters the intellectual development and success of its student population
through a rigorous, positive, and transformative educational experience. CSU is committed
to teaching, research, service and community development including social justice,
leadership and entrepreneurship.
- Intellectual development
- Creative and innovative thinking and learning
- Dignity and unique talents of all persons
- Responsible choices and actions
- Personal and academic excellence
- Personal, professional and academic integrity
- Leadership, service, philanthropy, social justice, and entrepreneurship
- Pride in self, community and the university
- Lifelong learning
On May 11, 2012, The Chicago State University Board of Trustees approved the 2012-2015
Strategic Plan and its associated performance measures. The goals of the Strategic
Plan are as follows:
Strategic goal 1: Academic Excellence, Teaching and Research (Public agenda goal 3)
Maintain an institutional structure that respects, develops and reinforces academic
rigor, student/ faculty and collaborative research, evidence-based curriculum and
Strategic Goal 2: Community Service and Engagement (Public Agenda Goal 4)
Contribute to the community through economic development activities and mutually
beneficial partnerships between educational institutions, healthcare agencies, business,
industry, government and community organizations.
Strategic goal 3: Cost Efficiencies & Diverse Revenue Streams (Public agenda goal 2)
Diversify revenue sources to decrease reliance on the State of Illinois and increase
the efficiency and effectiveness of financial management practices across all areas
of the university.
Strategic Goal 4: Enrollment, Retention and Graduation (Public agenda goal 1)
Improve the recruitment, retention, and graduation metrics of diverse student population
through a nurturing and challenging environment that facilitates the development of
competent, creative, resourceful, global and empowered citizens.
Strategic goal 5: Strengthened Infrastructure (Public agenda goal 4)
Reorganize and strengthen the physical, electronic and operational infrastructures
to ensure the deployment of innovative teaching and research technologies as they
Strategic Goal 6: Shared Accountability and Image (CSU strategic issue)
Foster an environment of shared governance and accountability where input, discourse,
recommendations and engagement from all stakeholders promotes a positive image and
pride in the University.