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CSU is a public, urban institution serving approximate 7000 undergraduate and graduate students on the South Side of Chicago.  Demographically, 85% of the undergraduate students identify as Black, 7% Hispanic, 3% White, and 5% other (Illinois Board of Higher Education, 2007).  According to the CSU office of Institutional Research and Academic Evaluation, about 50% of students at CSU have at least once child and most students live within 5 miles of campus and attended high school in the area (CSU Office of Institutional Research and Academic Evaluation, 2007).  Many students are the first in their family to attend college.  This unique environment drives CSU's goal to impact our students and the local community.