Cleveland State University's Mission
Mission statements define why an organization exists; vision statements tell us what we stand for and where we are headed in the future. These Cleveland State University statements were developed through a thorough, collaborative process with key stakeholders – students, faculty, alumni, administrators, community members, and the Board of Trustees.
Our mission is to encourageexcellence, diversity, and engaged learning by providing a contemporary and accessible education in the arts, sciences, humanities and professions, and by conducting research, scholarship, and creative activity across these branches of knowledge. We endeavor to serve and engage the public and prepare our students to lead productive, responsible, and satisfying lives in the region and global society (http://www.csuohio.edu/offices/president/statements/).
We will be recognized as a student-focused center of scholarly excellence that provides an accessible, engaged, and exceptional education to all. We will be a place of opportunity for those who seek truth, strive toward excellence, and seek a better life for themselves and for their fellow citizens. As a leader in innovative collaboration — both internally and externally — with business, industry, government, educational institutions, and the community, the University will be a critical force in the region's economic development. We will be at the forefront of moral, ethical, social, artistic, and economic leadership for the future and embrace the vitality that comes with risk. We will be the strongest public university in the region and be known for our scholarship and diversity in service to students and to our community.
Engaged learning is a phrase used by the University to highlight an expectation that students be more involved with their colleagues, curriculum, and faculty. Engaged learning is a short-hand reference to foster positive institutional communication within the University.