About Columbus State University


  • To achieve academic excellence through teaching, research, creative inquiry and student engagement.
  • To achieve excellence in the student experience and prepare individuals for a life of success, leadership, and responsibility through community awareness, engagement, and service to others.
  • To achieve recognition as a leader in community development, regional economic development, and public-private partnerships.


Excellence – Commitment to best practices in teaching and learning, scholarship and creative activity, student engagement, cultural enrichment and campus environment.

Engagement – Active civil participation by students, faculty and staff in the university experience.

Creativity – The pursuit of distinction through inquiry and innovation, challenging convention and focusing on solutions.

Servant Leadership – Effective, ethical leadership through empowerment and service.

Inclusion – Fostering and promoting a campus that embraces diverse people, ideas, views, and practices.

Sustainability – Commitment to behaviors that recognize and respect our environmental context.