Criteria for Review 1.1
The institution's formally approved statements of purpose and operational practices are appropriate for an institution of higher education and clearly define its essential values and character.
The Donahoe Higher Education Act, defining the purposes of the three segments of higher education in California, leads to the mission statement of the California State University System, and in turn, to the mission statement of California State University, Chico. Since its beginnings in 1889, California State University, Chico has provided generations of students with unique educational experiences built upon an inclusive learning community of faculty, staff and students who live, work, and study within a rural Northern California setting. Today, CSU, Chico is a comprehensive university serving not only the local region, but also the state, the nation, and the world, through instruction, research, and public service. Its character is captured in its vision, mission, values and strategic priorities and is further elaborated in division, college, department, and program statements.
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California State University
California State University, Chico