Chuo University, with a mission to “gain vast knowledge, teach and research the theory and application of specialized fields, nurture unique and diverse minds, and contribute to the development and foundation of culture as well as the social welfare of society and mankind,” has committed to contributing to the society by developing its education and research based on the founding spirit of “Fostering the Ability to Apply Knowledge to Practice.” The role Chuo is expected to play is to develop the arena of education and research, develop those studying at Chuo so they will contribute to the society, and through their achievements enrich the society. Not only is Chuo expected to make these social contributions, but the university is also required to strive to hear the needs of the society, and to work together, demonstrating open social activities as a university system that holds abundance of knowledge, human resources, various assets, and over 30,000 students and faculty from a diverse background and age. Through these activities the university will foster new values. These values are beneficial both to the students and faculty as well as the society.
In addition to its founding mission of education and research, Chuo University will focus on Social Cooperation (co-working of Chuo students, faculty, system, and community) and Social Contribution (contributing for the growth of the society as a whole, including the local, domestic, international, economic and cultural communities), through various initiatives under the university message of Knowledge into Action. Through these initiatives, the university declares its commitment to solving various issues around in both local and nation levels, as well as its contribution to improving global-level issues.
The following are specific ways Chuo University will demonstrate social responsibility.