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The CSU System and its campuses are ingrained in communities across the state.

Each day, the CSU System works with citizens, policymakers, businesses, and organizations to understand issues,  research opportunities, refine concepts, and improve economic vibrancy and quality of life for the people of Colorado.

At the heart of our work is a mission to  provide access to educational excellence and opportunities that arise from it.

Together, we make Colorado our home. Together we serve our state and the world.

Adopted: May 2010


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.


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.


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.

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Colorado State University

Inspired by its land-grant heritage, Colorado State University 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

Colorado State University Pueblo’s success will be measured by the resilience, agility, and problem-solving abilities of our diverse student population and the ways in which our graduates are able to navigate work in a rapidly changing world. 

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Colorado State University Global

Colorado State University Global is committed to advancing student academic and professional success in a global society, by providing access to dynamic education characterized by excellence, innovative delivery technologies, industry relevance, and strong stakeholder engagement.

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