2017 Releases

Message From President Ojakian on LGBT Month
October is LGBT History Month, and a number of our campuses held events from community dialogues and awareness campaigns, to award ceremonies recognizing the hard work of those who serve our community.
Oct 17, 2017

CSCU Introduces Proposal to Accept Students from Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands
Displaced full-time and part-time students from the University of Puerto Rico and the University of the Virgin Islands can attend CSCU, paying in-state tuition rates.
Oct 05, 2017

Letter from President Ojakian to CT General Assembly
Having spent my career in public service, I am well aware of the difficult choices you face in closing the state budget deficit, and I don’t envy the decisions you have to make.
Sep 21, 2017

Narcan Now Available to First Responders on all CSCU Campuses
First responders will have Narcan available and ready for use on campuses in case an overdose emergency presents itself.
Sep 20, 2017

The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Foundation Awards 10 Scholarships
The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) Foundation awarded 10 scholarships to students who are attending CSCU institutions for their academic achievements, leadership and community service.
Sep 18, 2017

Message from CSCU President Ojakian re State Budget

Sep 18, 2017

CSCU, CTDOT & UConn Partner to Offer Discounted Unlimited Transportation Pass for Students
For the first time, students with a valid school ID can ride all local CT buses, Metro North and CTFastrak for a $20 fee per semester that is included in their tuition.
Sep 11, 2017

CSCU Partners with GE, Sunlight Solar Energy & CT Green Bank to Install 3 Campus Solar Systems
Construction is scheduled to begin at Manchester and Middlesex Community Colleges as well as Southern CT State University in late fall.
Sep 08, 2017

Message from CSCU President Mark Ojakian
Welcome to a new and exciting academic year! It is wonderful to see all of our campuses come alive with the optimism and energy of new and returning students, faculty and staff coming through our doors.
Sep 06, 2017

President Ojakian: Eliminating DACA is Heartbreaking and has a Devastating Impact on Students
There are some 800,000 young men and women protected by DACA nationwide, many of them here in Connecticut.
Sep 05, 2017

CSCU Wins Federal & State Approval of a Multi-Campus Hazard Mitigation Plan
The plan will assist the CSCU campuses in identifying and reducing risks from natural hazards, identify actions that can be taken to prevent damage to property and loss of life, and prioritize state and federal funding for mitigation efforts and projects.
Aug 04, 2017

CSCU and Governor Dannel P. Malloy Announce State Surpasses Manufacturing Jobs Challenge
Governor Dannel P. Malloy joined CSCU and several manufacturers - including Pratt & Whitney and Electric Boat - to announce that the state has surpassed its “300 Days, 300 Jobs” advanced manufacturing challenge.
Jun 08, 2017

Message from President Ojakian on Current State Budget Proposals
Over the last few days, while you have been preparing for the end of the semester and the many other responsibilities before you, we have received some concerning news from our state capitol.
May 18, 2017

CSCU and the Jackson Laboratory Establish Partnership to Prepare Students for Careers
The partnership establishes the “Genomics Workforce Institute” with the goal of promoting professional development, faculty collaboration, hands-on training for students, curriculum development and direct access to potential employers.
May 05, 2017

Board of Regents Recognizes 21 CSCU Faculty with Teaching, Research & Scholarly Excellence Awards
The awards were presented at the Third Annual Conference on Shared Governance and Student Success at Central Connecticut State University.
May 05, 2017

Letter from President Ojakian and all CSCU Presidents to White House Requesting Support for DACA
As the leaders of the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities, Connecticut’s public higher education system comprised of 17 institutions, we are dedicated to providing students with opportunities to achieve their personal and professional goals
Apr 17, 2017

12 Students from Four CSCU Universities Receive Henry Barnard Awards
Twelve outstanding students from the four Connecticut State Universities were honored by the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) Foundation with the prestigious Henry Barnard Distinguished Student Award
Apr 13, 2017

CSCU Officially Launches Transfer Tickets Program
Pathways to help students seamlessly transfer from a community college to a state university
Apr 13, 2017

Third Annual CCSU Conference on Shared Governance and Student Success
CSCU Board of Regents Teaching and Research Awards to be Presented; Bestselling Author Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab is keynote speaker
Apr 06, 2017

A Message from President Ojakian Regarding CSCU Administrative Consolidation
Students First
View Presentation (pdf)
Apr 03, 2017

Siemens Provides CSCU $315 Million Worth of Advanced Manufacturing and Design Software
The software is being incorporated into day-to-day student coursework and projects related to computer-aided-design, engineering simulation, industrial design, digital manufacturing and manufacturing management
Mar 27, 2017

Message on Tuition
We are working hard every day to put our students first. That is why, like last year, I want you to hear this news directly from me.
Mar 24, 2017

Board of Regents Announces Interim Presidents for Gateway and Tunxis Community Colleges
Housatonic’s Paul Broadie II appointed interim president of Gateway Community College; Asnuntuck’s James P. Lombella appointed interim president of Tunxis Community College
Mar 23, 2017

CSCU President Ojakian Response to White House Rescission of Guidance for Transgender Students
Yesterday, the White House rescinded the Obama-era guideline that Title IX protections apply to transgender students attending schools receiving federal funding.
Feb 23, 2017

CSCU President Mark Ojakian Implements Hiring Freeze
Beginning today, Mark E. Ojakian, President of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU), has implemented a hiring freeze across all 17 campuses and the system office.
Feb 14, 2017

CSCU and UConn: More Options Available for Community College Students Transferring
Today the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU), along with the University of Connecticut (UConn), presented to state legislators on-going efforts to improve community college transfer
Feb 10, 2017

CSCU Statement on Governor Malloy’s Proposed 2018 Budget
Today, the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) learned that a 4.4% cut to the system is being proposed in the 2018 biennium budget by Governor Malloy.
Feb 08, 2017

A Message on Peaceful Protests
Many of you will have heard about the recent protest at University of California at Berkeley that unfortunately turned violent.
Feb 02, 2017

Statement From CSCU President Ojakian Regarding Recent Executive Orders
As a public higher education system, we are focused on the education and success of our students in a global society.
Jan 30, 2017

Statement in Support of Undocumented Students and CT Students for a Dream
Statement from CSCU President Mark E. Ojakian
Jan 26, 2017

Gateway Community College President to Retire
Mark E. Ojakian, president of CSCU, announced that Dr. Dorsey L. Kendrick will retire as president of Gateway Community College in New Haven effective June 1, 2017.
Jan 20, 2017

Update on Armed Police for CSCU Community Colleges
Today, Manchester Community College (MCC) was approved by the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities to have their on-campus Police Officers Standards Training (POST) certified officers carry firearms.
Jan 19, 2017

Update on CSCU Support of Undocumented Students
Below is a letter by President Ojakian and all 17 CSCU Presidents sent to the entire CT Delegation requesting support of this legislation that would help protect our undocumented students currently pursuing an education in our CSCU system
Jan 13, 2017