- T - TEAMWORK is our strength. We, at TSU, believe that working together, we achieve more.
- S - STUDENT SUCCESS, FIRST in everything we undertake; if students see it, they can do it.
- U - UNPRECEDENTED in our resolve to succeed and be ACCOUNTABLE for what we do.
- P - PROUD to be an INDEPENDENT, URBAN UNIVERSITY, committed to SERVING OUR STUDENTS & COMMUNITY.
- R - RESEARCH-DRIVEN and resolved in our commitment to COLLABORATION and EXCELLENCE.
- O - OPTIMISTIC in our ability to be INNOVATIVE AND ENTREPRENEURIAL in deriving and advancing new ideas.
- U - UNITED in everything we do, UNBEATABLE at what we do, and UNRELENTING in our approach to progress.
- D - DISTINCT in our academic programs and in DIVERSITY of thought.