Dennisha Mitchell — from Student to Staff

Denisha“You are exactly where you need to be.” This saying proved true for me during my journey at Chicago State University. When I enrolled at CSU, my first semester went so well that I decided I didn’t want to leave! My mother, a CSU graduate and older brother who was also enrolled at CSU at the time encouraged me to make the most of my experience and I’m so grateful they did. I earned my B.A. in Communications, Media Arts & Theatre (CMAT). I enjoyed learning from my professors and going to class never seemed like a dreaded, boring chore. My professors were experts in their fields and so passionate about providing their students with the tools we needed to be successful. I enjoyed filming videos for class, learning TV production, and producing radio content. 
DensihaCMAT allowed me to unleash my creativity and it was fun to challenge myself and see what I could come up with for assignments. My classmates became my family and I looked forward to seeing them every day. I will never forget all the laughs and epic jokes. As a commuter student, I was eager to get involved on campus and build more relationships. I tried out for cheerleading and later became captain! Being a student athlete taught me so many lifelong skills like teamwork, perseverance, and adult-ing in general. The support and wisdom my coach provided was unmatched. My favorite memories as a cheerleader are game days, cheer camp in Wisconsin and the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) tournament in Las Vegas.

DenishaI am honored to serve as an Enrollment Specialist in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions so I can share my experiences with prospective students. CSU is rich in tradition with the best to offer academically. It is truly rewarding helping new students decide CSU is where they’re meant to be, just as I realized I was meant to be here years ago. Start your own unique journey with CSU by beginning your application here:

Start your own unique journey with CSU by applying to CSU, today! If you have any questions about CSU or admissions, please contact our undergraduate admissions office at or call us at (773)995-2513 or speak with an Enrollment Specialist live on our UCHAT function where our admissions staff are waiting to hear from you! You can find it on the right hand side of our admissions website.