Description: The Student Resolution Center offers a variety of services including mediation and facilitation as well as conflict coaching. The SRC provides confidential mediation services in which a neutral third party can facilitate a dialogue between members in conflict. It is ultimately up to those parties to reach a mutually agreeable solution. The SRC will mediate small group disputes (i.e. roommate/chapter conflicts) and will also facilitate large-scale discussions involving multiple parties. In keeping with the philosophy of handling problems at the lowest effective level, our staff can coach you with key conflict resolution skills, to empower you to solve conflicts on your own. Whether you are having a conflict with a professor, executive board member, chapter member, roommate or friend, the SRC can help you brainstorm solutions to resolve your issue.
Call 970.491.7165 to discuss coaching as a possible solution to your conflict.
Mission: To maximize student potential through high quality, innovative programs and services.
Description: With a variety of leadership and community engagement programs, the Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement (SLiCE) office at Colorado State University provides an important link between students and their surrounding communities. SLiCE brings together student organizations, student leaders and student volunteers under one banner; making our campus a better community and a more involved place. Being involved in SLiCE programs allows students to enrich their academic and social experience at CSU. With 12 highly committed professional staff members and nearly 30 student staff members with a variety of expertise, SLiCE is not only a source for involvement of all kinds, but also a valuable resource of knowledge. Come into the office today to discover how rewarding a slice of involvement can be!
Discover leadership at Colorado State University! Leadership skills are life skills and SLiCE staff believes that leadership takes many different forms. SLiCE offers leadership development opportunities that help students lead in their own way. The following programs allow students to expand their knowledge about themselves and others within the concept of leadership development:
Campus Step Up is a social justice retreat that encourages students to become more aware about issues pertaining to diversity and cross-cultural communication in a safe environment that focuses on self-reflection, education, and personal growth.
Distinguished Speaker Series is when the SLiCE office sponsors or co-sponsors speakers that come to campus. Past speakers include Dr. Patch Adams (direct sponsor), Douglass Coutts (co-sponsor), and Greg Mortenson (co-sponsor). For the 2012, 2013, & 2014, SLiCE is a co-sponsor for the TEDxCSU event.
LeaderShape is a week-long experience that provides participants the hands on opportunity to become stronger leaders while respecting personal values and the dignity of all people.
The REAL Experience is a certificate program that allows participants to attend workshops pertaining to effective, intellectual, and cultural leadership. Students may attend just one workshop of interest or work towards the completion of varied certificates.
President’s Leadership Program is a series of academic leadership classes that provide opportunities for participating students to expand their knowledge about themselves, diversity issues, values and ethics in the greater context of leadership development. Students may participate in any year of the program by applying in March for the following semester.
Community Engagement & Volunteer Programs
SLiCE is CSU’s main source for volunteer opportunities. We offer a wide range of programs that help students become engaged in the community and provide valuable experience to apply to post-college careers. Additionally, we connect students looking to volunteer with community agencies and organizations in need, providing mutually beneficial service experiences.
Americorps program is a regional effort to engage students in meaningful service with local communities. UCAN Serve strengthens campus and community partnerships by channeling student service into nonprofit and government agencies serving high need, community priority areas.
Alternative Breaks is an immersion experience into different cultural, environmental and socioeconomic communities across the nation. Students provide service in exchange for education about current social and cultural issues facing the host communities.
CSUnity is a one day service experience. Each spring, over two thousand CSU students gather for a day-long service plunge in and around the Fort Collins community! Join fellow students in planting trees, painting houses, visiting with senior citizens, sorting food, and much more. Services are provided to neighbors in the community, the City of Fort Collins, state, county and federal agencies; and local non-profits. A bountiful variety of volunteer opportunities are available.
Cans Around the Oval is a Colorado State University tradition, where students, faculty, and staff partner with community members, local media, and area businesses to raise awareness about the facts surrounding the issue of hunger, as well as raise food and monetary donations. This event is Larimer County’s largest single-day food drive.
Praxis allows students the opportunity to put their passion into action by providing them with resources, training, support, and up to $2,000 in grant funds to develop their ideas and implement their projects.
Special Needs Swim is a program where student volunteers interact with community members — both children and adults with a variety of disabilities. Each week students and their partners spend an hour in the pool for exercise, games and friendship.
T.G.I.F. is a program where college student volunteers interact with teens in Fort Collins with disabilities. Each month, students and their partners get together on a Friday evening for fun, including: bowling, movies, skit night, craft night, mini-golf, and much more!
Project Homeless Connect is a one-day event that provides individuals and families currently experiencing homelessness with access to vital services such as: rapid re-housing, basic medical exams, legal advice and much more. It’s a one-stop shop for assistance that helps families stop struggling and paves the way for their success.
30 Days is a way for students to identify a lifestyle change that they would like to make for 30 days.
Involvement Expo is an opportunity for CSU students to get involved on campus and in the community by connecting with Registered Student Organizations and Community Agencies.
CSU Serves – Service Saturdays is an opportunity for Registered Student Organizations to participate in community service on Saturdays throughout the academic year in exchange for funding for their organization.
Orientation and Transition Programs
Orientation and Transition Programs (OTP) at Colorado State University provides programming and services designed to assist first-year, second-year, and transfer students with a successful transition at Colorado State University. We offer a continuum of services beginning with orientation to Ram Welcome (prior to classes beginning) to transition programming throughout the first two years of students’ experiences at CSU. OTP believes in assisting students in knowing and feeling what it means to be a CSU Ram. Additionally, OTP places high value on student leadership and development and employs over 280 student leaders to implement these university-wide programs.
First Year Mentoring Program: Make an immediate connection with a faculty or staff member, a current student Peer Mentor and other new first-year students who share your interests, passions or identities by registering for the First Year Mentoring Program! Students join a group that meets regulary throughout the fall semester and are paired with a Faculty/Staff Mentor and a Peer Mentor. This program provides a flexible, non-credit opportunity that is designed to help you make the most of your college experience by providing chances to build strong connections with the CSU community!
Year 2 @ CSU supports second year students and provides opportunities for students to enhance and maintain their connection to CSU!
Getting to Year 2 @ CSU is a conference in the Lory Student Center for first-year students (in their second semester). Students are able to select breakout sessions to attend throughout the day. Sessions provide students with information and resources to assist students with the transition to a second year at CSU and include academic skills, housing options in the second year on and off-campus, study abroad opportunities, how to be successful in the classroom, and much more!
Mission: Off-Campus Life is a vibrant office that serves the community by being: Facilitators of life-long learning, mutually beneficial relationships, involvement, life transitions, and connections between people and resources; Advocates of inclusive and supportive environments, personal development and civic engagement; Educators of students’ rights and responsibilities, life skills, campus and community resources, and diversity awareness. We assess and offer an array of information, services and educational programs that benefit the entire student body, university and the surrounding community.
Description: Off-Campus Life helps students moving or living off campus to have a successful transition and integration into the Fort Collins community.
Living off campus offers both rewards and new experiences. While leading a more independent lifestyle, you may also be challenged by landlord-tenant relationships, roommates, commuting, household budgeting, to name just a few. In addition, you may find it difficult to meet new friends or get involved on campus. The staff at Off-Campus Life is here to help you with these transitions. Off-Campus Life provides the following services: Assistance in finding a place to live off campus, Help in finding potential roommates, Assistance in learning the stages of renting, pre to post-tenancy, Aid in understanding your rights and responsibilities as a tenant of Fort Collins, Information on selecting and developing healthy roommate relationships, Resources for being a good neighbor and ways to building community, Help with understanding city ordinances that can impact students, Advocacy for off-campus/commuter student needs and concerns, Transportation and carpooling information, and much more.
The Party Info Page is your home for resources on how to party smart, responsibly and without the police! Including programs like Party Registration and Party Packs, this page also consist of links to Common Party Violations Page, Noise Tickets and a Party Checklist to help you and your roommates plan a responsible party.
Involvement & Education
Off Campus Life offers a number of different programs for students and community members, including but not limited to neighborhood dialogues, community welcome, the Duh Campaign, Party Partners, and first-time renter programs.