The history of Columbus State University is closely intertwined with that of Columbus. The idea for a junior college was first proposed by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce in 1949. Efforts by local citizens kept the idea alive by raising money to purchase the college's current site and developing plans for its administration.
As the only four-year institution in the governor's 17-county Economic Region 5, the university provides cultural enrichment, educational opportunities, and economic development assistance to the citizens, businesses, and industries located in the region. This regional perspective offers numerous opportunities for all students to become involved in research and community projects. It also has resulted in several off-campus sites being established to better serve the students.
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The University has over 100 active Registered Student Organizations (RSO) on the Columbus State University campus, and we encourage you to consider membership in any that interest you or create a new organization.
The CSU Main Campus Housing comprises of 3 Residential Areas; Clearview Hall, The Courtyard at CSU, and Maryland Circle. Each of which provides our students with a safe living learning environment that will help student be successful in their academic endeavors and create lift long friendships and memories.
370,000 books, periodicals and other paper documents; 11,400 multimedia materials; and 1.3 million in microfilm and microfiche.
The Department of Residence Life at Columbus State University is dedicated in ensuring that your time living with us is like no other. The Department strives to be a first choice experience for every student that attends CSU.
A Cappella Club (A Cappella)
To harmonize together and create instrument-less music; to foster a love of the gift of song, as instrumental to our well-being as breath itself.
The principal goals of this Club are to further academic achievement in the study of accounting; to create professional aspirations in accounting; and to promote the profession of accounting in general.