The TRIO Student Support Services Academic Advancement Center   at Colorado State University is committed to providing a transformative undergraduate experience and supporting students from low-income, first-generation, and disability backgrounds succeed from orientation through graduation.

The center is committed to personal development, retention and degree completion of students from underrepresented backgrounds. Through community building and practice a student-centered, strengths-based approach, we will cultivate and inspire students in becoming life-long learners.

Academic Advancement Center

Phone (970)491-6129
Located in 117 Gibbons Building
Hours 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Access Center

The Access Center at Colorado State University provides educational access to underrepresented populations (first generation, low-income, ethnically and racially diverse and non-traditionally aged) through quality services and programs. This mission is most important because of the influence it has on its participants and their lives.

The Access Center is made up of three federally funded Trio Programs (Upward Bound, Talent Search and the Educational Opportunity Center) and five university-funded programs (ReachOut, Alliance Partnership, Dream Project, Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session and the Bridge Scholars Program).

Contact: Anna Arévalos, Director of Educational Transitions & Services and Chair of the Division of Enrollment and Access ASSET Implementation Committee
Phone:  (970) 491-6862

Contact: Connie Jaime-Lujan, Associate Director for Access and Success and Community for Excellence Scholar Contact
Phone: (970) 491-4035

Contact: Lucía Delgado, Director of College Access and Bridge Scholars Program
Phone:  (970) 491-0660

Access Center

  • Phone (970) 491-6473
  • Located in 304 Student Services Building
  • Hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday
Admissions, Colorado State University

The Office of Admissions enables the university to continue to lead by bringing the best students to campus. We do that by considering the community in every decision we make, dedicating our resources to creating higher education opportunities, and maintaining our commitment to high academic and moral standards.

We welcome undocumented students to Colorado State and have compiled resources to help undocumented students with their college transition.

To learn more about the admission process and the CSU student experience, contact the Office of Admissions.

Undergraduate Students and Graduate Students

  • Phone (970) 491-6909
  • Hours 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; Thursdays 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Transfer Student Center

  • Phone (970) 491-1858
  • Hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday
Collaborative For Student Achievement

Welcome to the Collaborative for Student Achievement at Colorado State. We were recently known as the Center for Advising and Student Achievement (CASA). Our purpose is to support student success. A continuum of services is offered including Orientation and Transition Programs, Key Communities, Undeclared Student Advising, Health Professions Advising, Outreach and Support Programs, and Community for Excellence Scholar Programs. Our dedicated, competent, and motivated staff look forward to working with you.

Collaborative for Student Achievement

  • Phone (970) 491-7095
  • Located at 121 TILT Building – 801 Oval Drive (Moving August 31 to the new stadium at 1415 Meridian Ave)
  • Hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Collaborative for Student Achievement Contacts

  • Advising for Undeclared students and Health Professions
    • Email your advisor or call (970) 491-7095 to leave a message.
  • Key Communities
    • Call (970) 491-3658 to speak to a Key staff member or leave a message.
  • Orientation and Transition Programs
    • Call (970) 491-6011 to speak to an OTP staff member or leave a message.
  • Outreach and Support Programs
  • Community for Excellence Scholar Programs
    • Call (970) 491-7095 to leave a message.

The Community for Excellence enriches students’ successful transition to the campus community, enhances sense of belonging, connection, and integration to CSU, and guides students to graduation.

The Community for Excellence (C4E) is an inclusive community for students receiving select financial awards, which promotes student success through structuring the campus environment in collaborative ways across multiple departments and divisions.

Miel McCarthy

Contact:  Miel McCarthy
Phone:  (970) 491-7095

Community for Excellence

  • Phone (970) 491-7095
  • Located at Stadium East
  • Hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday
CSU Health Network

The CSU Health Network is a student support service that provides a full range of medical, mental health, and health education and prevention services to optimize the health of students and the campus community.

CSU health Network has moved to its new facility located on the corner of College Ave and Prospect. Access to the new facility will be off of Lake Street and College.

CSU Health Network

  • Phone (970) 491-7121; After hours Nurse Helpline (970) 491-7121, Emergencies call 911
  • Located at 600 Hughes Way (formerly South Drive) in the Hartshorn Health Center
  • Hours 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday
Office of Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid at CSU understands that financial concerns can play an important role in your decision to attend college. CSU has a designated financial aid specialist who can help you understand your eligibility and potential sources of support.

Undocumented? Explore your financial aid options

Contact:  Sylvia Martinez
Phone:  (970) 491-1570

Office of Financial Aid

  • Phone (970) 491-4049
  • Located at Centennial Hall
  • Hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday
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Office of International Programs – Colorado State University remains committed to the thousands of international students and scholars and to the immigrants within our community. We have welcomed international students to campus since the 1890s. The intellectual, cultural, and personal contributions you make to campus are incalculable. All of you, whatever your national origin or religion, remain welcome and a cherished part of the CSU family. We will continue to support you in any way we can, to keep you informed, and to promote international friendship and educational exchange.

International Student and Scholar Services

  • Phone (970) 491-5917; After-Hours Emergency (970) 491-6425
  • Located in Laurel Hall, Office of International Programs (northeast corner of the oval)
  • Hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday
Colorado State University, Parent and Family

Parent and Family Programs – Our services are shaped by our value of parents’ and families’ appropriate involvement in, and support for, their students’ collegiate experience at Colorado State University.

John Henderson

Contact:  John Henderson
Phone:  (970) 491-6680

Parent and Family Programs

  • Phone (970) 491-6680
  • Located in 201 Administration Building
  • Hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday

The RamCard is your student ID card and serves as your ticket to just about everything at Colorado State University.  Students may request a RamCard after they are admitted and register for the current semester.  One original, secure and verifiable identification document must be presented to obtain a RamCard.  Examples of these documents include:  a passport from any country, or one of the following U.S. government-issued documents – a state photo driver license or driver permit, a state-issued identification card, a military ID, an Employment Authorization Card, or a Permanent Resident Card.  For students who do not yet have one of these required documents, we encourage you to start the process of obtaining one as soon as possible.  Contact Neal Luján for guidance about obtaining a secure and verifiable identification document.

Contact:  Neal Luján
Phone:  (970) 491-2344

RamCard Office

  • Phone (970) 491-2344
  • Located in 271 Lory Student Center
  • Hours 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Student Case Management & Referral Coordination provides crisis prevention and intervention services. In difficult situations such as medical, mental health, behavioral, personal or family crisis, illness, or injury, a student or family may find it difficult to navigate the resources and services available. Student Case Managers consult with students, faculty, staff, families, and providers to offer guidance on the next best steps.

Sagarika Sarma

Contact:  Sagarika Sarma
Phone:  (970) 491-8051

Student Case Management

  • Phone (970) 491-8051
  • Located 501 W. Lake Street, Suite B
  • Hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Student Diversity Programs and Services at CSU support students in a variety of ways and provide opportunities to successfully participate in, and contribute to, the diverse campus environment. While each office listed may emphasize a specific segment of the student body, services and programs are available to benefit all students at CSU.

Contact:  Your office of choice at Student Diversity Programs and Services

Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC)
333 Lory Student Center

Black/African American Cultural Center (B/AACC)
335 Lory Student Center

El Centro
225 Lory Student Center

Pride Resource Center
232 Lory Student Center

Native American Cultural Center (NACC)
327 Lory Student Center

Student Disability Center
TILT Building, Rm. 121

Women and Gender Advocacy Center (WGAC)
112 Student Services Building
234 Lory Student Center (Satellite)

Student Legal Services

Student Legal Services offers resources for undocumented and international students.

  • Confidential one-on-one consultations.
  • Immigration advice is provided by two Northern Colorado immigration attorneys, who come to campus one day per month: Penny Gonzales-Soto and Cristina Steele-Kaplan. You must schedule with Student Legal Services in advance. Advice for undocumented students or students concerned about undocumented family members is available. Get accurate answers from these experienced and compassionate attorneys.

Enrolled CSU Students may schedule a FREE confidential appointment with an immigration attorney through CSU Student Legal Services. Schedule directly with Student Legal Services

Contact: Penny Gonzales-Soto
Call and ask to schedule with Penny: (970)491-1482

Student Legal Services

  • Phone (970) 491-1482
  • Located in 284 Lory Student Center, on the plaza level in the hallway north of the bookstore.
  • Hours 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday