Mission, Vision and Values

Adopted by the Board of Governors in May 2010.

Vision

The Colorado State University System will create the financial sustainability to fulfill its mission, while expanding its statewide presence and creating opportunities for building a stronger future for Colorado.

Mission

The Colorado State University System exists to support, enhance, and protect the unique missions of its constituent institutions and to encourage collaboration that benefits students and Colorado.

Values

We embrace these values as we fulfill Our Commitment to Building a Stronger Colorado:

  • An entrepreneurial attitude, while consistently demonstrating fiscal responsibility and resourcefulness.
  • A passion for excellence and a commitment to continuous quality improvement.
  • A willingness to collaborate and work with others in an environment of respect and trust.
  • A commitment to open communication, ethical conduct and full accountability.
  • A loyalty to the mission, with a specific emphasis on meeting student needs.
  • An appreciation for diversity and inclusiveness.

University Missions

Colorado State University

Inspired by its land-grant heritage, CSU is committed to excellence, setting the standard for public research universities in teaching, research, service and extension for the benefit of the citizens of Colorado, the United States and the world.

Colorado State University-Pueblo

CSU-Pueblo is committed to excellence, setting the standard for regional comprehensive universities in teaching, research and service by providing leadership and access for its region while maintaining its commitment to diversity.

Colorado State University-Global Campus

CSU-Global Campus is committed to advancing student success in a global society, investing in human capital, expanding the state economy, and enhancing the quality of life for citizens in the state of Colorado and beyond by providing access to dynamic degree programs characterized by academic excellence, innovative delivery technologies, and strong stakeholder engagement.