Our ethos

The Wiradjuri phrase yindyamarra winhanganha means the wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in.

This phrase represents who we are at Charles Sturt University - our ethos.  It comes from traditional Indigenous Australian knowledge but it also speaks to the mission of a university – to develop and spread wisdom to make the world a better place.

Our university narrative expands on this by confirming "we are a university of the land and people of our regions and we aim to develop holistic, far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish".

Our Values

Charles Sturt University has a proud history and we are very fortunate to have an outstanding group of diverse, passionate and engaged people working with us.


With sustainability embedded across all Charles Sturt disciplines, we aim to equip our graduates, staff and communities with the knowledge and know-how to live and work in a sustainable world.


At Charles Sturt, we provide an accessible environment for all students, staff, visitors and the community.

Equity and diversity

We value equity diversity across Charles Sturt. We are about creating a fair and inclusive environment in which students and staff of all backgrounds can flourish.

Accessibility and Inclusion Support

We aim to ensure students can participate fully in their studies. Our Disability Service provides advice, support and adjustments for students with a disability.

Indigenous commitment

Our commitment to Indigenous Australians is important for supporting our regions, as well as fostering a culturally safe and diverse Charles Sturt community.