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

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.

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 & Gender Collaborative connects and promotes efforts that support the University’s mission to improve campus culture and climate around gender and make Colorado State University the best place for women to work and learn. Its mission is to heighten the level of critical understanding and dialogue around women and gender-related issues, as well as engage faculty, staff, and students of all genders in creating a more inclusive and supportive environment for everyone.  Contact the Collaborative by email, WGCollaborative@colostate.edu or phone (970) 491-3331. Learn more at thecollaborative.colostate.edu.


Women and Gender Collaborative Website

Phone: (970)491-3331

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 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, trainings 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 provide 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, trainings and short term equipment trials are available as a free service.


Assistive Technology Resource Center