About CLSU

About the University

The Central Luzon State University (CLSU), one of the renowned and prestigious state-institutions of higher learning in the country, straddles on a 658 hectare-campus in the Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, 150 kilometers north of Manila.

The university was designated by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) – National Agriculture and Fisheries Education System (NAFES) as National University College of Agriculture (NUCA) and National University College of Fisheries (NUCF). Similarly, designated as CHED Center of Excellence (COE) in Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Biology, Fisheries, Teacher Education, and Veterinary Medicine - the most number of COEs in Central and Northern Luzon Regions. It is likewise designated as the Center of Research Excellence in Small Ruminants by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquaculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development - Department of Science and Technology (PCAARRD-DOST). Also designated by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) as the Regional Integrated Coastal Resources Management Center. Additionally, it was picked as the Model Agro-Tourism Site for Luzon.

CLSU stands out as the only comprehensive state university in the Philippines with the most number of curricular programs accredited by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) with Level IV accreditation. The university is further declared Cultural Property of the Philippines with the code of PH-03-0027 due to its high historical, cultural, academic, and agricultural importance to the nation.

To date, CLSU remains as one of the premier institutions of agriculture in Southeast Asia known for its breakthrough researches in aquatic culture (pioneer in the sex reversal of tilapia), ruminant, crops, orchard, and water management, living through its vision of becoming “a world-class National Research University for science and technology in agriculture and allied fields.”

Mandate, Philosophy, Vision and Mission

MANDATE

Section 2 of Republic Act No. 4067 states “The university shall primarily give professional and technical training in agriculture and mechanic arts besides providing advanced instruction and promoting research in literature, philosophy, the sciences, technology and arts.”

Moreover, the provisions of Republic Act No. 8292 enabled its Board of Regents to expand its mandate and thus adopted the following:

PHILOSOPHY

The ultimate measure of the effectiveness of Central Luzon State University as an institution of higher learning is its contribution to and impact on the educational, economic, social, cultural, political and moral well-being and environmental consciousness of the people it serves.

VISION

CLSU as a world-class National Research University for science and technology in agriculture and allied fields.

MISSION

CLSU shall develop globally competitive, work-ready, socially-responsible and empowered human resources who value life-long learning; and to generate, disseminate, and apply knowledge and technologies for poverty alleviation, environmental protection, and sustainable development.

Quality Policy Statements

Excellent service to humanity is our commitmment.

We are committed to develop globally-competent and empowered human resources, and to generate knowledge and technologies for inclusive societal development.

We are dedicated to uphold CLSU's core values and principles, comply with statutory and regulatory standards and to continuously improve the effectiveness of our quality management system.

Mahalaga ang inyong tinig upang higit na mapahusay ang kalidad ng aming paglilingkod.

Brief History

The Central Luzon State University (CLSU) started as a farm school, the Central Luzon Agricultural School (CLAS), through Executive Order No. 10 issued on April 12, 1907 by the then Governor of the Province of Nueva Ecija, James F. Smith, who declared a public agricultural domain in Muñoz as the site of the agricultural school.

As a farm school, the major activities of CLAS included skills training and disciplined community life for farm productivity and sound family living. The students learned the rudiments of better farming methods, agricultural mechanics and homemaking arts. These activities soon evolved into a model vocational-agricultural teaching and learning program which became its legacy to the country in so far as the CLAS experience was concerned. As a result, CLAS became a byword for productive farming methods.

CLAS was converted into the Central Luzon Agricultural College (CLAC) by virtue of Executive Order No. 393 issued by then President Elpidio Quirino on December 31, 1950. The existence of CLAC coincided in large part to the early beginning of higher education in agriculture in the Philippines. It was the first state institution in the country to offer a four-year curriculum for training teachers of vocational agriculture. One of the unique features of this program was the requirement of practicum, a special instruction requiring certain hours per week of actual work. The underlying concerns in practicum were “learning-by- doing”, acquisition of practical skills and expertise; including the value and dignity of work; and forestalling the “white-collar” mentality. Hence, CLAC was known as “the mother of vocational agricultural schools” in the country.

CLAC became the Central Luzon State University on June 18, 1964 by virtue of Republic Act No. 4067. As embodied in its enabling act, the “University shall primarily give professional and technical training in agriculture and mechanic arts besides providing advanced instruction and promoting research in literature, philosophy, the sciences, technology and art”.

Now, for more than 100 years, CLSU stands proud as one of the more renowned and prestigious higher education institutions in the country. It straddles on a 658 hectare-campus in the Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, 150 kilometers north of Manila. Then and now, the university is a shining example of an institution that has dedicated itself to the task of producing well-trained people and providing services with an indelible mark of excellence.

The University Seal

The Seal of the Central Luzon State University is dominantly gold and green, representing light and life. These colors symbolize its pioneering leadership in agriculture education and technology in the country since its establishment in 1907.

The different elements of the University Seal generally represent its mandated functions, the provision for quality and accessible education anchored on sound theories and practices, and its thrust on people empowerment for sustainable and inclusive development. It shall adopt the most recently registered version with the Intellectual Property Office (IPO).

The CLSU Hymn

C-L-S-U
Alma Mater dear,
O hail to thee!
Full glory and honor,
May yours forever be,
The lights we share,
From the torch you hold,
Vanquish darkness and spread cheers
All over the whole wide world
C-L-S-U, C-L-S-U
Patriotic service to the country
We'll prove to you our love and loyalty
So hail, hail to thee,
Alma Mater.