The Student Diversity Programs and Services at Colorado State University support students in a variety of ways and provide opportunities to successfully participate in, and contribute to, the diverse campus environment. CSU is proud of its efforts to enhance, appreciate and support diversity as part of its mission as a land-grant institution of higher education. While each office listed may emphasize a specific segment of the student body, services and programs are available to benefit all students at CSU.
The Asian/Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC) provides programs and services to support the retention, graduation and success of students. The office contributes to an inclusive campus environment by providing the resources for Asian/Pacific American awareness and education
Location: 212 Lory Student Center, (970) 491-6154
Black/African American Cultural Center (BAACC) assists students, particularly African American, with their transition into collegiate academia by providing support and encouragement for academic, professional, cultural and personal development, in addition to promoting cultural and social awareness to CSU and the surrounding Fort Collins community. The Black/African American Cultural Center promotes a diverse, inclusive campus environment and serves as a resource to the campus community as well as surrounding communities, through academic, professional, cultural and personal development programs that embrace Black and African American experiences. The primary goal is to enhance the overall college experience so that students achieve academically and are able to compete in a global society.
Location: 204 Lory Student Center, (970) 491-5781
El Centro aims to increase the outreach, recruitment, retention, graduation, and cultural pride of Latinos/Hispanics at Colorado State University. El Centro provides an inclusive learning environment that welcomes all students. El Centro supports and strengthens the academic and cultural experiences of students by providing workshops, leadership opportunities and Latina/o cultural awareness programs that promote student success and retention.
Location: 225 Lory Student Center, (970) 491-5722
Pride Resource Center We support and affirm the diverse identities and lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning (LGBTQ), Two-Spirit, and same gender loving people as individuals and as groups, especially as students, staff, and faculty of CSU and their families, friends, and allies, by the cultivation of safe space, educational outreach, advocacy, visibility of LGBTQ issues, information and referral, and academic and leadership opportunities.
Location: 232 Lory Student Center, (970) 491-4342
Native American Cultural Center (NACC) focuses on ensuring a successful educational experience for Native American students by providing advocacy and support services. The four primary advocacy and service areas include recruitment, retention, graduation and community outreach. The office embraces and encourages a supportive environment based on the traditions and cultures of Native American peoples.
Location: 218 Lory Student Center, (970) 491-1332
Women and Gender & Advocacy Center (WGAC) Women and Gender Advocacy Center provides programs and resources focusing on all genders, social justice, and interpersonal violence prevention. Additionally, WGAC provides advocacy and support for victims of sexual violence, stalking, sexual harassment and relationship violence. Our purpose is to provide a safe and affirming space for the students we serve at Colorado State University, while supporting systemic change to end all forms of oppression within our community.
Location: 112 Student Services, (970) 491-6384
Resources for Disabled Students (RDS) assists CSU in ensuring that qualified students with disabilities are afforded and given access to the same, or equitable, educational opportunities available to other University students, as mandated by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. Assistance is provided through accommodations, awareness, and advocacy so that students are not discriminated against due to their disability in policies, procedures, and practices conducted within, or as part of, the university environment.
Location: 100 General Services, (970) 491-6385
Adult Learner & Veteran Services (ALVS) supports the academic success of adult learners and student veterans by providing programs that educate students about the value of using resources that are available at Colorado State and in the Fort Collins community. Adult Learner & Veteran Services also provides many services that support student parents
Location: Lory Student Center, Room 288, (970) 491 -3977