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Columbus State University

About Columbus State University


We empower people to contribute to the advancement of our local and global communities through an emphasis on excellence in teaching and research, life-long learning, cultural enrichment, public-private partnerships, and service to others


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.