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CHSS Mission & Vision Statement

Our Mission

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) and the University of Houston-Downtown UHD) faculty, staff, and students engage in inclusive excellence through transformational teaching and learning, impact-driven research and creative endeavors, and professional and workforce development in the arts, humanities, and social sciences to enrich the Greater Houston Area, the Gulf Coast Region, and beyond.

​Vision Statement​​​​​

​​CHSS will be a leader in fostering inclusive excellence that prepares students to make meaningful intellectual, creative, and social impacts in our increasingly global society.

Inclusive Excellence

Is a dynamic commitment whereby all members of our university and our institutional culture recognize, foster, and require actions and outcomes that are grounded in the inclusion of all individuals from all backgrounds and are indistinguishable from excellence in teaching, scholarship, discovery, and innovation.​

CHSS Strategic Plan Goals and Values

​Inclusive Excellence by Valuing, Engaging and Celebrating a Diverse College Community

  • ​Goal 1 - Fostering a Dynamic Academic Environment​
  • Goal 2 - Creating Impactful K​nowledge
  • Goal 3 - Enhancing Student Success
  • Goal 4 - Cultivating an Inclusive Work Environment
  • Goal 5 - Sharing Our Story with Intention​​

cirucular graphic showing interconnected goals of the College of Humanities and Social Science numbered one through five