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Encyclopedia > Charleston Southern University
Charleston Southern University

Motto: Promoting academic excellence in a Christian environment.
Established 1964
Type: Private university
President: Dr. Jairy Hunter
Location Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Campus: 300 acres situated off of Exit 205B on I-26.
Sports: NCAA Division I, Big South Conference
Nickname: Buccaneers
Mascot: Oscar the Grouch
Affiliations: South Carolina Baptist Convention
Website: csuniv.edu fansite

Charleston Southern University, founded in 1964, is an independent comprehensive university located in Charleston, South Carolina. For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... A private university is a university that is run without the control of any government entity. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Nickname: Motto: Aedes Mores Juraque Curat (She cares for her temples, customs, and rights) Location of Charleston in South Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude 78° 32′ W to 83... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The Big South Conference is a College Athletic Conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division I-AA in football and Division I in all other sports; it was founded in 1983. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML...

Charleston Southern is one of South Carolina's largest accredited, independent universities, enrolling approximately 3,000 students. Affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention, the university's mission is promoting academic excellence in a Christian environment to all faiths.

Named to the John Templeton Foundation's Honor Roll of Character Building Colleges, the University is gaining recognition as an institution dedicated to helping students develop intellectually, socially, culturally and spiritually.

Charleston Southern focuses its educational programs on five life preparation concepts: values and ethics, communication, leadership, service and wellness.



The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees. CSU students can choose from more than 30 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, criminal justice and education. Each degree program is combined with a comprehensive liberal arts foundation which is designed to develop problem-solving and communication skills.


Charleston Southern Buccaneers logo

The university offers intercollegiate athletics for both men and women, competing in the NCAA Division I Big South Conference. Charleston Southern fields teams in the following sports: Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Big South Conference is a College Athletic Conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division I-AA in football and Division I in all other sports; it was founded in 1983. ...

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Women's Soccer
  • Cross Country
  • Track and Field
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Division FCS Football (I-AA)


Beyond the classroom, students can participate in a variety of campus activities including academic clubs, service organizations, intramural athletics and campus ministries.

Intramural athletic activities include flag football, basketball, volleyball, ultimate frisbee, and more.

Campus ministries include Campus Crusade for Christ, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Prison Fellowship, and Elevate. // Campus Crusade for Christ is an interdenominational Christian organization, focusing on evangelism and discipleship in over 190 countries around the world. ... Mission The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a not-for-profit organization that has been based in Kansas City, Missouri since 1956. ...


Charleston Southern is located right off of Exit 205B on I-26 in North Charleston, SC. Situated on 300 acres, formerly the site of a rice and indigo plantation, Charleston Southern University is in the center of the modern growth patterns of the Charleston metropolitan area. Mild winters and long summers allow many opportunities for outdoor recreation in a city which is famous for its gardens and plantations, miles of wide sandy beaches and major fine arts events, including the Spoleto Festival USA. North Charleston is a city located in South Carolina. ...

The campus is located less than 5 minutes from a waterpark, 20 minutes from downtown Charleston and 30 minutes from the beach. Right down the street is Rivers Avenue, which is filled with stores and restaurants, as well as Northwoods Mall. And right across the street is Trident Hospital, as well as several other private medical offices, giving students easy access to medical services should they need them.


Applications can be done online at https://www.applyweb.com/apply/chsu/menu.html.

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