Emergency Hardship Programs

Emergency Hardship Loan Fund

The Emergency Hardship Loan Fund program has been developed to lend a helping hand in times of crisis to those employees most in need.

Parking Discount Offered to Low-Income Earning Employees

The Division of Operations and Parking and Transportation Services are rolling out a one-year pilot program to assist the university’s lowest paid employees in meeting increased parking permit costs. The pilot program will be evaluated after one year. Pilot Program to Reduce Permit Fees for Employees Earning Low Incomes

State of Colorado – Working Together Foundation

Working Together Foundation: This Colorado non-profit organization provides emergency grants of up to $500 to assist state employees and retirees in financial crisis. Assistance may be used for housing, utilities, medical expenses, food, clothing, and other basic needs.

Campus Tours

All CSU faculty and staff can tour campus and see it through a student’s eyes via free tours offered through Admissions. Call Admissions at 970-491-4636, identify yourself as a CSU employee, and make a reservation. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays are the preferred days to visit.


Admissions Phone: 970-491-4636

Campus Safety and SafeWalk

Colorado State University Police Department provides SafeWalk — a student escort trained in safety and security who can walk you to your car or a location within a few blocks of campus. The escorts are Campus Service Officers, or CSOs, who are friendly CSUPD student employees who walk any student or employee to class, their car, or a nearby off-campus location from dusk until dawn, seven days a week, year-round. In extremely cold weather, the CSOs may also have access to a warm vehicle for the escort.


SafeWalk can be reached at (970) 491-1155 and operates from dusk until dawn, 7 days a week year around. http://police.colostate.edu/safe-walk/

The Women and Gender Collaborative

The Women and Gender Collaborative is sharing new information for supervisors about working with new and expectant parents. Employees and their supervisors have expressed a desire for better information about how to prepare for maternity or paternity leave and returning to work. The topic recently received some attention on the Collaborative website and, as a result, we’ve put together some tips for supervisors and employees to outline best practices.

We encourage you to continue to share ideas that enhance CSU as a workplace and solve workplace issues at CSU through the Collaborative Effect website.

Volunteers in Public Schools

Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) at Colorado State University allows employees up to 5 hours per month administrative leave to volunteer in any public school district.

The program was developed by Colorado State University Classified Personnel Council in 1995 and is now a permanent program open to all Colorado State employees.

Veterinary Care Discount

The CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital is participating in the Commitment to Campus by offering a 20 percent discount on veterinary services to CSU employees (also available to all state of Colorado employees). The discount applies to all veterinary services but does not apply to items from the pharmacy, central supply, or services provided by the CSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.

30-year Employee Parking

Thanks to a suggestion from an employee, employees who have been at CSU for more than 30 years and who meet certain eligibility requirements will receive a free annual parking permit as part of a new C2C perk. We liked this idea and worked to implement it right away, so employees who qualify will be contacted before the beginning of each academic year and offered a permit as thanks for these employees service and dedication to CSU.