CSN Mission Statement



The College of Southern Nevada empowers our students and communities to achieve, succeed, and prosper.


The College of Southern Nevada is recognized as a leader among community colleges in fostering student success, shared governance, and performance excellence.

Values (I-LEAD)

Integrity: We place fairness, honesty, transparency, and trust at the center of all decisions, policies, and operations.

Lifelong Learning: We foster curious minds, continuous learning, and broad-based education to enhance creative thinking, problem-solving, innovation, and principled leadership.

Excellence: We achieve and surpass our goals through continuous performance improvement and commitment to — and quality in — teaching, learning, scholarship, service, and administration.

Academic Freedom: We embrace freedom of thought and speech in support of teaching, learning, communication, shared governance, and responsible civic engagement.

Diversity: We value the integration of different backgrounds and perspectives among students, faculty, staff, and community members as a way to collaborate and promote creativity, innovation, and growth.