Employee Study Privilege

CSU faculty and staff are eligible to take nine free credits per year using their employee study privilege.

These credits can be used for taking classes:


Employee Study Privilege Information

Phone: 970-491-6947

Tuition Scholarships

Tuition Scholarship for Eligible Family Members

Eligible family members of CSU faculty and staff may qualify for a 50 percent tuition discount. For information, visit http://sfs.colostate.edu/tuition-scholarship-for-eligible-family-members-of-csu-employees.

CSU employees’ eligible family members may apply their tuition scholarship benefits at CSU-Pueblo or CSU-Global Campus as well as at CSU. For more information, contact Human Resources at (970) 491-MyHR (6947).

Joan Gaynor Kuder Scholarship

In 1989, the Joan Gaynor Kuder Scholarship was established in memory of Joan who served in several capacities during her 17 years of association with the university.  She believed strongly in and encouraged life-long learning, and the important role it plays in employees’ job satisfaction.  The first scholarship was awarded in 1992.

There are two scholarships available for this academic year, each for $2,500.  The Scholarship Committee accepts applications for these scholarships from full-time, 9- or 12-month CSU employees (administrative professional, state classified, faculty) who have an active record of academic achievement and advancement, are working toward an identified educational goal, and have contributed to their particular units and/or to the University community by serving in additional capacities.

Employees do not have to be formally admitted to a degree program to be considered for this scholarship; past recipients are not eligible for the scholarship.

The recipient(s) must be enrolled at that time to receive the funds.

Janet and Allan Eddy Scholarship

The Janet and Allan Eddy Scholarship was established to annually provide a $1,000 scholarship to eligible Colorado State University employees who have made sustained progress toward attaining an undergraduate degree from CSU.

Janet and Allan Eddy worked at Colorado State University over 30 years, in a number of offices including Enrollment Services, Human Resources, the Music Department, Hartshorn Health Center and the Alumni Office.

They have encouraged family and fellow workers to continue their education as a way to prepare themselves for both work and home. Both Janet and Allan hope this scholarship will provide both the incentive to continue pursuing a degree as well as some meaningful monetary assistance to the person chosen. 

Recipient must be enrolled at that time to receive the funds.

Selection criteria:

  1. Colorado State University employee (30-40 hours per week) 9-month or 12-month;
  2. Eligible employees include state classified personnel or future equivalent;
  3. Demonstrate sustained progress toward a degree by registering for 3 to 9 credits per academic year (which may include the Colorado State study privilege) with the stated goal of attaining a degree from Colorado State University;
  4. Employees must be formally admitted to an undergraduate degree program in the College of Business or College of Engineering or in majors related to gerontology or the care of the elderly; and
  5. Individuals who have contributed to their particular departments and/or the University as a whole by serving in additional capacities.

This is a competitive award. A completed application includes:

  • Copy of transcripts (unofficial copy is acceptable)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Short answers to questions relating to your academic goals, service to your employer and community.

 Application form is available at http://www.studentaffairs.colostate.edu/eddy-scholarship


Human Resources Website

Phone: 970-491-6947

Professional Development

The Office of Training and Organizational Development designs and coordinates training and development opportunities for personal and professional growth for Colorado State University employees — academic faculty, administrative professional staff, and state classified personnel. Customized training and organizational development consulting services are also available. Trainings and services are free of charge.

Supervisor Training

What does it take to be successful as a supervisor at CSU? Experience teaches us that focusing on self discovery, interpersonal skills (relationship building), systems thinking, and coaching helps us to be successful leaders and creates successful teams.

The Supervisor Development Program is designed to help supervisors become effective and inspired in their role at CSU for the betterment of themselves and their team members.

Confucius Institute at Colorado State University

The Confucius Institute at Colorado State University is part of the worldwide Confucius Institute network of organizations promoting Chinese language and culture. The Confucius Institute at Colorado State University offers classes on Chinese language and culture, and specializes in supporting research on water and environmental sustainability.

The Confucius Institute is offering classes for those interested in learning more about Chinese culture.

Chinese Corner provides Chinese-speakers of all levels – learners, native, and anything in between – an opportunity to practice their Mandarin and learn about China in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. It is held weekly on Thursday from 4 – 8 p.m at the Confucius Institute (1413 S. College Ave.), and there is no cost to attend. The topic of discussion changes weekly.

University Center for the Arts

Through C2C, employees receive one free pair of tickets per school year.

Event tickets are available to University employees for most* music, theatre and dance department performances on a first-come, first-served basis.

Claim your complimentary pair of tickets with your CSU ID through the UCA Ticket Office, either online, or in person at the University Center for the Arts (1400 Remington St.).

For online reservations, please use the Colorado State Community log in and not the General Public log in. The UCA Ticket Office is open 90 minutes prior to any ticketed event and remains open through intermission (Please note: Intermission times vary). If you need additional assistance, please leave a message at (970) 491-2787.

Youth tickets (younger than 18) for music events are just $1 each, which means a family of four can attend a music event for just $2.

*A limited number of tickets are available for each event date and are subject to availability. For dance concerts, only matinee times are eligible. C2C tickets are not available for the Classical Convergence Series or the Annual Holiday Spectacular.

For a complete list of performances, go to uca.colostate.edu.


UCA Website

Online Reservations – use the Colorado State Community log in.

Phone – 970-491-2787

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

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Employees of CSU receive an exclusive 20 percent discount on memberships by using corporate passcode CM16-CSU at checkout on www.dmns.org/join/memberships.

Members enjoy free, unlimited admission year-round, special discounts, exclusive members-only after-hours events and exhibition previews, and more. Family memberships are also reciprocal with the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery–one membership gets you admission to both. And Denver Museum of Nature & Science members receive free admission to more than 330 science centers and museums worldwide through the ASTC Passport Program. This is a great opportunity to visit other science and technology museums when traveling.


Denver Museum of Nature and Science Membership

Corporate Passcode: CM16-CSU

Free Newspapers

The USA Today Collegiate Readership Program provides free daily newspapers to the campus community, thanks to a partnership between C2C and ASCSU. New this year, the Fort Collins Coloradoan will be added to selected locations, along with the existing USA Today, Denver Post, and NY Times offerings. Papers are available in many locations on main, South and Foothills campuses.

The Spoke

Want to learn how to fix your bike?  CSU employees can come in to The Spoke to learn how to maintain their own bikes or just get help with a repair.  If you participate in learning, the labor is free (parts not included).  It is our goal to work with the campus community, sharing knowledge, techniques and best practices on bicycle maintenance, safety, and repairs.  We are located in the Pavilion in Laurel Village. Stop in to check us out! For hours call 970.491.BIKE (2453) or check our website.



The Spoke Website

Phone – 970-491-2453