University Mission

About Central Connecticut State University


University Mission

Central Connecticut State University is a community of learners dedicated to teaching and scholarship that emphasizes development and application of knowledge and ideas through research and outreach activities, and prepares students to be thoughtful, responsible and successful citizens. As a comprehensive public university, we provide broad access to quality degree programs at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels.

Elements of Distinctiveness

CCSU identifies the following as distinctive elements within the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system:

International Education
Workforce and State Economic Development
Community Engagement
Interdisciplinary Studies and Cross-Curricular Initiatives


A modern public regional university in ambitious pursuit of knowledge, bold ideas, and innovative partnerships that advance social mobility and drive economic, cultural, and intellectual vitality in the communities we serve.  

Core Values

Accountability. We commit to holding ourselves and each other Accountable to the highest ethical standards and to fostering a culture of civility, collegiality, and justice.

Collaboration. We commit to Collaboration within the University and the Connecticut State Colleges and University system, as well as with our legislators, industry, and community partners.

Equity. We commit to embrace and strengthen Diversity and Inclusion, providing an enriching and equitable learning environment where every individual is valued, and promoting diversity of people and ideas. 

Engagement. We commit to the recognition of the Centrality of Engagement, involving our communities in all aspects of our work.

Excellence. We commit to Excellence in everything we do. We hold ourselves to highest academic and professional standards and focus on continuous improvement.

Innovation. We commit to Innovation and Creativity in our teaching, research, and interdisciplinary approaches to inspire our students to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Integrity. We commit to Integrity. As stewards of the public trust, we will be honest, ethical and transparent.

Responsibility. We commit to Social Responsibility to promote the public good and contribute to global understanding.

Responsiveness. We commit to Agility and Responsiveness to address the emerging needs of our region and state and create a sustainable future for the University.

o    Faculty Senate Bill 08.09.017B
o    Approved by President Miller 03.16.09
o    CSUS Board Resolution BR# 10-43 07.21.10
o    Updated 09.27.13