CSU is committed to supporting the recruitment and retention of all students by recognizing the inherent value of diversity.  These resources and initiatives support this commitment.


Access Center

The Access Center develops the talents of those who have been historically underrepresented in post-secondary education (first generation, low-income, ethnically and racially diverse, and non-traditionally aged).

ASSET/DACA Student Information

The Colorado ASSET Bill allows students without lawful status in Colorado who meet specific qualifications to receive in-state tuition.

First Generation at CSU

As part of its commitment to student success, Colorado State University offers assistance and programs specifically for students whose parents did not complete a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Key Communities

The Key Communities are highly diverse first and second year learning communities designed to assist students with their transition to and through the university.

Native American Legacy Award (NALA)

NALA is available to students who are citizens of tribes that have a historical legacy of occupation in Colorado and eligible transfer students from accredited tribal colleges and universities.

Pre-Collegiate Programs

Pre-Collegiate programs at Colorado State exist to create a pipeline of support for underrepresented and first-generation students to success before they begin their college career.

President’s Commission on Women and Gender Equity

The Commission on Women and Gender Equity is charged by the University President to identify gender equity and women’s issues and forward concerns, recommendations, and program ideas to the University administration through annual meetings with the President and consistent connection and routine communication with the Vice President for Diversity.

Student Diversity Programs and Services (SDPS)

SDPS programs and services are designed to support students in a variety of ways and provide opportunities to successfully participate in, and contribute to, the diverse campus environment.

Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement (SLiCE)

The SLiCE office at CSU provides an important link between students and their surrounding communities. SLiCE brings together student organizations, student leaders and student volunteers under one banner; making our campus a better community and a more involved place.

Student Organizations and Campus Life

CSU provides a variety of opportunities for engagement and connection to campus life.