Today’s students will one day join a talent pool and workforce that includes thousands of CSU graduates who have been influencing and advancing society’s collective good for the better part of 50 years.

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When Wayne Nie left Yantai, China to attend college in the United States, he was fulfilling a lifelong dream...

Your support helps alleviate the pressures that can cause some of our students to simply give up, only a few short steps away from obtaining a college degree.

Thank you for investing in our students. Your support is transforming lives, igniting hope and pulling dreams within reach.

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No matter the size, each gift helps ensure student success. Thank you for making a gift in support of our students, our University and our region.

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Faculty & Staff Campaign

Your Support Makes a Difference

CSU's annual Faculty & Staff Campaign is an opportunity for you to support the University and its students. Contributions from faculty, staff and emeriti do more than provide funds for programs, scholarships and other needs. They are an endorsement of the University, signaling to alumni, friends, corporations and foundations that this is an institution worthy of support.

Campaign Progress

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"CSU was ranked 18th in the nation and #1 in Ohio in social mobility and impactful research in a July 2017 study by the Brookings Institution. In recognition of its student success initiatives, CSU also recently won the Excellence and Innovation Award for College Completion from American Association of State Colleges and Universities. These and many other achievements have occurred at the same time as expenses for buildings, utilities, insurance, salaries and other items have increased, and levels of state support have precipitously decreased. The university's combination of cutting-edge scholarship, academics, career readiness and educational innovation is expensive. Your gift can help CSU remain on an upward trajectory toward becoming a leading urban research university."

Bill Bowen
Professor, Urban Studies

"As a very proud member of the Cleveland State family, an invitation to participate in the 2018 Faculty and Staff Campaign is an opportunity to make a significant impact in the transformative process our Viking students experience while on campus and beyond. Financially supporting CSU is an investment in student success and provides the necessary resources to continue the University's upward trajectory. We need to help ourselves if we expect the outside world to do the same."

Michael Thomas
Director, Intercollegiate Athletics

“While the University relies on many sources to cover annual expenses, giving is important because so many of the programs we take for granted are supported by donors. Whether it’s scholarships for underserved students or a stunning display of flowers in a campus bed, we can go above and beyond when Faculty and Staff commit to making a great campus even better.”

Jennifer McMillin
Direct of Sustainability

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