Professional Development Award

Applications are now being accepted through February 26, 2021 (11:59 pm MST).

Colorado State University’s Commitment to Campus program and the Vice President for University Operations offer financial support to assist Administrative Professional and State Classified employees seeking professional development. (Faculty members are not eligible for this award program). 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 application. Requests may be partially funded, depending upon other requests received and/or available funds. Awards will be paid to the awardee’s department for purposes of reimbursing the cost of the professional development experience after all payments have been made and receipts are furnished. No payments for awards can be made from C2C/VPUO directly to the employee, outside vendor, or to a grant (53-fund) account. No late applications will be accepted.

Award Eligibility Criteria, Award Background, and Selection Consideration for the Professional Development Award and Application can be found here.

Thanks to generous support from First National Bank and the Vice President for University Operations, Colorado State University offers financial support to assist Administrative Professional and State Classified employees seeking professional development. 

Learn how CSU employees utilize Commitment to Campus Professional Development Awards

College of Business Executive Education:  Two-Day Courses

Colorado State University’s College of Business Executive Education is offering CSU employees a just launched series of non-credit, two-day executive education courses which helps participants build meaningful skills, strengthen professional knowledge, and broaden their network.  During this first year in the midst of COVID-19, the College of Business would like to offer CSU employees a 75% discount off the $1950 fee for each two-day course.  Participants earn a Certificate of Completion in each course.  For information about this exciting new program, please visit:  Executive Education: Two-Day Courses.

Need a passport?

The Office of International Programs can help you with that! Simply complete the paperwork, submit your picture (they can help you with that, too!), and schedule an appointment.  

University Center for the Arts

Through C2C, employees receive one free pair of tickets per school year. These tickets can be used together for one event or individually for separate unique events.

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.).

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

For online reservations, go to and log in using your eID. 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.

In addition to ticketed events, there are many additional free events open for University employees to enjoy.

*A limited number of tickets are available for each event date and are subject to availability. C2C tickets are not available for the Classical Convergence Series or Community Events.

For a complete list of performances, go to

CSU tickets to the arts promotional flyer


UCA Website

Online Reservations 
and use the Colorado State Community log in.

Phone:  (970) 491-2787

Free Newspapers

C2C is excited to share that USA Today is now available digitally for CSU faculty and staff.  When on campus, and connected to the CSU network, just visit to read the latest USA Today e-Edition.  If off campus, you must first authenticate to the Pulse VPN gateway at and paste the URL into the URL bar, as shown in image below:

The USA Today Collegiate Readership Program provides digital newspapers to the campus community, thanks to a partnership between C2C and ASCSU. 

The New York Times has gone green!  Through this same partnership, the New York Times is now available at  To access your digital subscription please go to the activation page at  Select Colorado State University from the drop-down and then follow the prompts to sign up for access.  Faculty and staff will need to repeat the process annually.  For more information please see their Access Guide here.


Poudre River Library District Access

Use your CSU RamCard to access Poudre River Library District materials, including:

  • Get homework help from an online tutor using Help Now from Brainfuse.
  • Learn a new language with Mango Languages.
  • Write and publish your own eBook using the Pressbooks and SELF-e tools in our Writers’ Café.
  • Popular fiction & nonfiction e-books, electronic magazines, and audio books.

To set up your library login, follow the instructions here.



Poudre River Library District

Loan & Reserve Desk

 Professional Development Opportunities

Talent 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.

Career Counseling and Assessment Clinic

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 20% 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.

Introducing Feminist Frameworks Mastery Badge

C2C is excited to bring a new education opportunity for an online, two-course badge program:  Introducing Feminist Frameworks.  This course is designed to provide personal and professional development opportunities for those interested in learning more about intersectional feminism and associated concepts.   The C2C discount is $75 off of the Mastery Badge tuition, and $44.25 off of the Quest Badge.  Spaces are limited, so register soon!

Living Mindfully Mastery Badge

CSU faculty and staff now have the opportunity to participate in the Living Mindfully Badge program at a discounted rate.  Get an introduction to the fundamentals of mindfulness in this online training program. Learn how to increase your awareness, move beyond distractions, and live more in the present. These behaviors can help learners in their personal life and workplace, as well as supporting healthy communities.  CSU employees receive a 25% discount for any single course or bundle (Mastery and/or Quest Badge) registration.

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

Financial Wellness Course

CSU is launching a financial wellness education course for employees via the Bridge My Learning Employee training system.  In this course, CSU @ Work Financial Wellness, learners study sound financial practices for life, delivered through online personal finance modules sponsored by the Charles Schwab Foundation.  The course is free to CSU employees via Bridge My Learning Library, go to  and search the Course by name or under Health and Financial Wellness.


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

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).


Human Resources Website

Phone: (970)491-6947

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 the 2021-2022 academic year, each for $2,000.  

Applications close May 31, 2021 at 11:59 pm.  More information and application online

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 $1,500 scholarship to eligible Colorado State University employees who have made sustained progress toward attaining an undergraduate degree from CSU. 

Applications close May 31, 2021 @ 11:59 pm.  More information and application online.

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

Exchange Programs

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

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 Lifelong Learner Class Visitation Request Form.

For information about accessing the virtual class resources on Canvas, please see the Lifelong Learner Visitation & Canvas instruction sheet.