Education and Lifestyle
Employee Study Privilege
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 are described on the application form, online at https://studentaffairs.colostate.edu/resources/resources-faculty-staff/benefits/janet-allan-eddy-scholarship/.
Colorado State University, in cooperation with the Colorado School of Mines, the University of Northern Colorado and the University of Colorado, provides tuition-free instruction for graduate students through reciprocal agreements. Additionally, through a cooperative program with Aims Community College (Greeley), full-time Colorado State students may register for one course (maximum of five credits) per term at ACC without additional tuition assessment.
Lifelong learners (age 55 & older) may visit CSU resident instruction classes on a space available basis at no cost.
You can find all of the procedures and regulations on the Senior Citizen Class Visitation Request Form.
For information about accessing the virtual class resources on Canvas, please see the Senior Citizen Visitation & Canvas instruction sheet.
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.
Professional Development Award
Colorado State University offers financial support to assist Administrative Professional and State Classified employees seeking professional development. Awards may be made to applicants based on merit as demonstrated by their application. Funding requests may be made in any dollar amount, limited to a total of $2,000 per individual per fiscal year. Requests may also be partially funded, dependent upon other requests received and/or available funds. Award budget of $12,000 for 2017-18 is provided by the Office of the Vice President for University Operations. Awards will paid to the awardee’s department for purposes of funding the cost of the professional development experience. Note, spring 2018 applications are due by January 10.
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.
The Career Counseling and Assessment Clinic at CSU’s Psychological Services Center offers a comprehensive career assessment program for CSU employees and their immediate family members at 60% off the already-discounted faculty and staff rate, thanks to C2C. The program includes formal assessments of interests, values, personality, abilities, and workplace culture preferences; 5 one-on-one interpretation and career counseling sessions; and a comprehensive summary letter. The service is designed to assist adults who are seeking a stronger sense of direction and purpose in their career. To take advantage of the program, simply call (970) 491-5212 and mention the C2C offer when scheduling your first appointment.
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, go to www.csuartstickets.com and 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.
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
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.
The USA Today Collegiate Readership Program provides free daily newspapers to the campus community, thanks to a partnership between C2C and ASCSU. We offer USA Today, Denver Post, and NY Times print editions Monday through Friday. Papers are available in many locations on main, South and Foothills campuses.