Minnesota State University, Mankato promotes learning through effective undergraduate and graduate teaching, scholarship, and research in the service to the state, the region and global community.
Student Affairs advances the mission by:
Mission, Vision, & Values
- Fostering learning and development
- Supporting student success
- Preparing students to be leaders in a global society
The Centennial Student Union is the spirit of the University! Through our facilities, programs and services, we're the place to build relationships, enrich academics and experience campus life to the fullest. Our mission is to welcome students, faculty, staff, and community members to this most important place to be!
Student Activities promotes programs creating civic engagement, leadership and student development opportunities. In fulfilling this mission we promote: Ideas that encourage active discussion, personal exploration, and intentional learning. Opportunities for experiential learning and reflection. Diverse and creative programming that will enhance the collegiate experience. Collaboration with University departments and local and global communities, and student and leadership development that embraces differences.
Your House of Serendipity is the place where you discover a "pleasant surprise around every corner." At the Centennial Student Union, we are dedicated to making this more than just another building on campus. Rather the CSU is the social hub of Minnesota State Mankato -- the students' living room -- enhanced by a collection of student organizations and services.
Standards and Principles
The Centennial Student Union is a member of the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) and the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA). Our staff and students have adopted as our own, the purpose, values and ethics developed by these professional associations. We also adhere to the standards set by the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS).
ACUI Mission, Purpose, Values and Ethics Website
CAS Statement of Shared Ethical Principles PDF