The Access Center

The Access Center strives to develop the talents of those who have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education during their pre-college years by nurturing college bound aspirations; increasing academic skills and motivation; reaching out to Colorado’s historically under served secondary students; facilitating the college application, enrollment and student aid process; and assisting in the transition to college supporting retention efforts.

  • Alliance Partnership– has established successful relationships with high schools throughout Colorado exhibiting high needs.  The Alliance Partnership provides an array of services and resources to help the 10 high schools create a “college-going culture.”
  • Bridge Scholars Program– an 8-week, academically-focused transitional, summer residential program for new freshmen enrolling mostly at CSU, but other institutions as well.
  • Dream Project– CSU student-run program partnering with local high school to create a bridge to college for high school juniors and seniors through individual college coaching
  • Educational Opportunity Center– reaches out to 2,400 individuals in 3 counties, and provides assistance in enrolling in programs of secondary and postsecondary education, and to make a successful transition to college.
  • Reach Out– involves CSU students committed to underserved, diverse communities by providing mentoring that raise educational aspirations of middle and high schools students.
  • Talent Search– serves middle and high school students through workshops, individual advising, summer enrichment activities, college study tours.
  • Upward Bound– provides comprehensive, in-depth academic skills, individual advising, college study tours, and a six-week, summer residential academic program on CSU campus.

Office of Admissions

The Office Admissions hosts summer programs for high school students.

  • Black Issues Forum – Sponsored by the Office of Admissions, BIF provides students a vehicle to demonstrate their written and oral communication skills and to enhance their leadership potential. Participants have the opportunity to interact with University faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students as they discuss and evaluate the important issues of today that affect the Black community at the local, state, national, and/or global level.
  • Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session – Sponsored by the National Hispanic Institute, LDZ is hosted each summer by CSU’s Office of Admissions. LDZ challenges high school juniors and seniors to envision themselves as part of the future leadership of a 21st Century Latino community.