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Mission, Vision and Goals



Promoting Academic Excellence in a Christian Environment



To be a Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving

  • Learning 2 Corinthians 10:5 “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
  • Leading Colossians 3:17 “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
  • Serving Ephesians 2:10 “For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”



  • Faith Integration. Establish a culture where biblical faith permeates all aspects of University life
  • Admissions & Enrollment. Manage enrollment growth
  • Student Success. Prepare students to succeed intellectually, professionally, spiritually and personally
  • Faculty/Staff Development. Develop a community of faculty and staff committed to integrating faith and work
  • Distance Education & Online Learning. Enhance learning opportunities through online programs
  • Institutional Identity. Build a distinctively Christian identity that highlights excellence
  • Facilities & Space. Develop and update Capital Project plan
  • Financial Stewardship. Generate sufficient resources to achieve institutional goals and financial stability



Matthew 28:19-20 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.”



CSU hosts Constitution Day celebration

CSU hosts Constitution Day celebration

Charleston Southern University’s history and political science department, L. Mendel Rivers Library staff and campus ministries »