Our Mission

Our Mission

Johnson C. Smith University is dedicated to providing a world class education to its students. Highly motivated with diverse talents, the students at JCSU come from a variety of ethnic, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds. The University provides an environment where they can explore and grow – intellectually, physically, socially, culturally and spiritually – and where they can develop a sense of social and civic responsibility.

The University’s connections with businesses and organizations in Charlotte help teach students about the importance of community involvement, while also helping neighbors grow with the University.

The institution promotes faculty development and encourages faculty involvement in research and other creative activities. The results are outstanding and innovative programs of study that challenge and motivate students.