Health and Wellness Benefits & Membership Discounts

To promote employee health and wellness at CSU, Anthem is helping to cover the cost for CSU employees to participate in on-campus nutrition and fitness programs. CSU will pay up to 50 percent of an employee’s costs for several of the following programs:

The Campus Recreation Center offers all employees free, unrestricted access for one month — whatever month an employee chooses — to make full use of its cardio and weights facilities, climbing wall, classes, pool, and more. After that, CSU, with the support of Anthem, will pay 50 percent of the price of membership if the employee signs up to be a member.

The Adult Fitness Program offers regular fitness assessments and a variety of exercise options with the goal of improving members’ cardiovascular fitness, strength, and flexibility. C2C will pay for 50 percent of the price of an individual membership to this Health and Exercise Science Program.  Couples or family rates will get a $20 discount in place of the 50 percent for individual membership.

The Heart Disease Prevention Program  in the department of Health and Exercise Science is now covered as a part of CSU employees’ preventative care benefit (a $400 value) for Anthem health plan subscribers. All others receive a 20% discount. Contact: Tiffany Lipsey, MEd, at (970) 491-7035 or online.

The Noon Hour Faculty and Staff Fitness Program assist members in discovering healthier lifestyles through exercise by providing informed staff and a comprehensive facility. The Department of Health and Exercise Science is committed to discovering new knowledge on healthy lifestyles and disseminating that knowledge through academic and outreach programs. CSU will pay 50 percent of the price of membership to this program.

The Kendall Reagan Nutrition Center staff includes masters-level registered dietitian nutritionists who are also certified lifestyle coaches. KRNC’s RDNs hold advanced certification in adult weight management, diabetes prevention, diabetes management, food allergies and sensitivities, and digestive disorders. C2C covers 40-100% of its diabetes group programs, 50% of resting metabolic rate testing, and 50% of nutrition consultations for a variety of nutrition needs, including:

  • Weight loss
  • Mindful & intuitive eating
  • Diabetes prevention & management
  • Heart health
  • Food allergies & sensitivities
  • Digestive health
  • Disordered eating
  • Pregnancy & breastfeeding
  • Sports nutrition

KRNC also offers group and private cooking programs.

Campus Recreation Center's Ram Recharge

Ram Recharge is an 8 week small group training program where you and a group of 5 others will be paired up with a personal trainer who will help guide you all through workouts designed to help you reach your fitness goals! It’s easy to sign up.

Member Appreciation at Campus Recreation

Member Appreciation Day – October 15th from 11-5 pm.  Enjoy giveaways, chair massages, free yoga classes, a raffle and more.  For more information, contact Natasha Dávila.  Never been a member?  Consider taking advantage of the free 30-day membership for new members which includes a fitness assessment by a personal trainer.

National Diabetes Prevention Program

National Diabetes Prevention Program

If you have prediabetes, sign up for KRNC’s year-long lifestyle program that includes education, resources and support for improving nutrition, physical activity and weight management. Class meets in the CSU Health & Medical Center.

New Year’s 2020 class: Begins Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 5:30-6:30 p.m. Classes meet Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m.

NDPP is free for qualifying Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and UnitedHealthcare patients with a doctor referral. For self-paying clients, the complete program cost is $330 payable at registration or three payments of $120. Thanks to Commitment to Campus, there is a 50% discount for Colorado State University employees not covered by the aforementioned insurance plans. Click here for more information.

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Get Healthy and Get Cash

CSU employees have access to two programs designed to reward employees for taking steps to improve their health.

Faculty and Administrative Professional employees

Employees enrolled in a CSU Anthem plan who complete the following wellness activities annually may be eligible to earn a $150 incentive (taxable) in the next calendar year. Click here for additional information.

  1. CHECK-IN with a retirement counselor and complete the online form
  2. PARTICIPATE in the CSU Health Fair to obtain a blood draw
  3. REGISTER for Anthem Engage
  4. COMPLETE the Anthem Health Assessment (Real Age)

For more information on FITlife, see the HR website at

State Classified employees

State Classified employees are invited to participate in Colorado’s CafeWell program.  With CafeWell, State Classified Employees can receive a discount up to $20/month on health insurance premiums.  Just follow the program this fiscal year, and next fiscal year your insurance premiums could be discounted $20/month.  Activity points are earned by completing a variety of programs, some of which are:

  1. Complete Healthy Habit Programs
  2. Complete a Preventive Screening
  3. Meet 400,000 Steps in Race Around the World
  4. Complete State Sponsored Weight Management Programs

For complete information on Colorado’s Cafewell, see

Campus Connections - Youth Mentoring Program

Campus ConnectionsCampus Connections

Campus Connections is currently recruiting youth mentees to participate this fall

Click here to submit a referral for your 10-18 year old.

Campus Connections is a therapeutic youth mentoring program that pairs 10-18 year olds with a CSU student mentor for weekly group mentoring sessions on campus.   Student mentors spend four hours once a week with their mentee in a group setting to provide academic support and career planning, encourage positive social skill development, assist with goal setting, and implement wellness programming. Strong bonds are developed over the 12-week program between mentors and mentees. Youth start Campus Connections in September or February during the 4th week of the CSU semester.  Many youths are referred by school counselors, probation officers, case workers, or other caring professionals. Families can also directly submit a referral.  Campus Connections was developed at CSU and is now licensed and being offered at four other campuses across Colorado (UNC, UCCS, CSU-Pueblo) and at the University of New Zealand.  Campus Connections is an award-winning program that has been recognized for the effective, innovative, and engaging approach to mentoring.


Phone: 970-492-4004

Phone: 970-988-9811

CSU Campus Connections Website

Many families experience challenges as their children become adolescents.  Campus Connections (CC) is here to help! CC is a campus-based therapeutic youth mentoring program operated through the HDFS Family Therapy Program.  Click here to learn more.

Family, Couple and Individual Therapy

C2C wellness benefits include family, couples and individual therapy, teen group, and several other programs through the Center for Family and Couple Therapy. The center is a full-service therapy center that is dedicated to empowering families, couples, and individuals to strengthen their relationships, resolve troubling issues, and achieve personal well-being. The Center for Family and Couple Therapy provides essential services that CSU faculty and staff can use to better their lives and the lives of their loved ones. C2C wellness benefits include ½ price of an already low sliding fee for individual, couples and family therapy.


Center for Family and Couple Therapy Website

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (970)491-5991.

Massage Therapy

In addition to state-of-the-art facilities, the Campus Recreation Center offers reasonably priced massage by Licensed Massage Therapists.  Massages are available in a variety of techniques in 30 minute, 60 minute and 90 minute sessions.  Check out their Massage Therapy website for more information.

Ombuds/Employee Assistance Program

The Office of The Ombuds assists faculty and staff at all levels in resolving complaints or problems involving University policies, procedures and personnel. The Employee Assistance Program helps employees and members of their households with personal issues through no-cost counseling services as well as legal and financial planning resources. The EAP is a confidential source of personal support that can be accessed 24 hours a day.

Nursing Moms Accommodations

CSU has a policy to support the health of nursing mothers at CSU. The policy embraces all applicable laws, rules, and regulations in support of public accommodation of nursing mothers. It provides necessary resources, including private, sanitary lactation areas for breastfeeding or milk expression and authorizes reasonable flexibility in scheduling break times to allow for breastfeeding during the workday.

A number of new lactation rooms are open for nursing moms on campus.


See the guide and map posted by Facilities Management online or contact Facilities at (970)491-0077.

Advance Care Planning with Larimer Health District

Larimer County Advance Care Planning Team

Talking about health care choices and preferences can be difficult, but without planning ahead, individuals and their family members may not know what to do in the face of a serious accident or illness. Who would make your medical decisions if you were unable to speak for yourself?

The Larimer Advance Care Planning Team can help any person, 18 years or older, to create advance directives that represent their own values and choices, at no cost.

Guides offer one-on-one support in completing advance care plans that represent what is important to individuals by explaining treatment options, putting their choices in writing, and sharing them with family members and physicians.  Help is available to update and distribute existing plans.

Contact the ACP team at 970-482-1909 to schedule an appointment or visit the website at  for information and downloadable forms.


Health District Advance Care Planning Team

Phone: (970)482-1909


Discount Pass to City of Fort Collins Recreation Facilities

City of Fort Collins Recreation Facilities

Colorado State University employees are now welcome to purchase 25-Admission Multiple Facility Passes or a Multiple Facility Admission Pass at the Corporate Pass Program rate at the following City of Fort Collins Recreation facilities:

  • Edora Pool Ice Center: 1801 Riverside Ave
  • Mulberry Pool: 424 W Mulberry St
  • Northside Aztlan Community Center: 112 E Willow St
  • Senior Center: 1200 Raintree Dr.
  • Foothills Activity Center: 241 E Foothills Pkwy
  • The Farm at Lee Martinez Park

Employees may purchase passes at the discounted rates shown on the City’s website. There is no need to complete the application form, as C2C has already done this for all employees.

Note: Employees purchasing passes under this program must bring their CSU Employee ID as a means of verifying their employment with Colorado State University.


City of Fort Collins Recreation website: