CSU Cares

CSU Cares was created during the 2012 High Park Fire and has provided support to CSU community members through fires, floods, and other natural disasters.

Award amounts vary depending on fund availability and need but may not exceed $2,000. Eligible beneficiaries must be CSU full- or part-time regular employees (not temporary or temporary hourly), including post-doctoral candidates, at the University who have been personally impacted by a disaster covered by CSU Cares. Graduate assistants who are not eligible for student relief funding from other sources may be eligible for CSU Cares, as determined by the Awards Committee.

If you are a CSU employee in need, please submit an application for assistanceApplication (English)  or  Application (Español)

Donate now to help CSU employees in need or through payroll deduction.

CARE Program

The CARE program provides CSU employees* with information about, and referrals to, agencies and organizations in Northern Colorado who provide low-cost or no-cost services in the areas of:

  • Food, clothing and other household necessities
  • Services for the disabled
  • Emergency food and shelter
  • Education
  • Transportation
  • Pets
  • And other support services

The CARE Program is free and available to CSU employees.  Use this website to find a directory of resources for common concerns, or refer a CSU employee for assistance with the CARE Program Coordinator.  For more information please email [email protected].  Use this form to sign up to receive the CARE Program’s informative newsletter in your inbox each month.

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. A fillable digital application form can be found here.

Employee Assistance Program

Need assistance planning a vacation, finding child care or purchasing a car? What about obtaining information on writing a will or caring for an elderly parent? The Employee Assistance Program at CSU includes resources to help employees work out some of the more complex and time-consuming issues in their lives.

ComPsych’s GuidanceResources, our EAP provider, offers an employee benefit program that includes counseling, financial planning services, and legal advice, as well as a comprehensive website to provide guidance and resources on topics ranging from parenting a teenager to planning for emergencies.

When you call ComPsych’s GuidanceResources, a consultant will talk to you about your specific situation and connect you to a resource specialist who will begin to research alternative solutions to your questions. Within a few business days, you’ll have a full report of practical information and affordable alternatives that can be delivered to you via e-mail, fax or second-day air.


Employees and their family members can access this and other EAP resources 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling (800)497-9133 or logging in to GuidanceResources.com (first-time users create a login ID and password. When prompted, use agency ID “CSUEAP”). You may also contact Fabiana Di Camillo, the Employee Assistance Coordinator, at [email protected]

Parking Discount Offered to Low-Income Earning Employees

Employees earning less than $35,000 per year from their CSU salary are automatically afforded a 50% discount on “A” parking permits, based on full FTE salary. There is no need to apply for the discount, it will be applied at the time you purchase the permit.

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/

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. Click HERE for current volunteer opportunities in the Poudre 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 drugs and supplies from Pharmacy and Central Supply, anesthesia, TMI imaging, prepaid or specially priced packages or services provided by the CSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.

Assistive Technology Resource Center

The Assistive Technology Resource Center provides assistive technology assessments, training, and short term equipment loans for employees.  Assistive technology may help support employees in their work roles including difficulties with reading materials, difficulty seeing a computer screen, discomfort with work tasks such as typing or writing, challenges staying organized, keeping up with meeting notes and many more. As occupational therapists, our staff provides comprehensive assessments to help you find the best assistive technology to support you in your work role.  We can even help you explore appropriate apps and mainstream technologies. Assessments, training, and short term equipment trials are available as a free service.

Are you a CSU employee not physically working on the main campus? ASTC is also able to provide these same services through telephone appointments and screen sharing software.


Assistive Technology Resource Center
[email protected]