The SDPS is here for you! Engagement post-Spring Break

Hello, Parents, Families, and Student Support Networks!
As we transition to a fully virtual Spring Break, we wanted to highlight how you or your student can still engage with the various offices within the Student Diversity and Programs Services cluster.

Native American Cultural Center

“The Native American Cultural Center (NACC) office was established in 1979. Our mission is to ensure a successful educational experience for students by providing support and services related to recruitment, retention, graduation, and community outreach. The office embraces and encourages a supportive environment based on the traditions and cultures of Native American peoples.”

Women and Gender Advocacy Center

“Women and Gender Advocacy Center provides programs and resources focusing on all genders, social justice, and interpersonal violence prevention. Additionally, WGAC provides advocacy and support for victims of sexual violence, stalking, sexual harassment and relationship violence. Our purpose is to provide a safe and affirming space for the students we serve at Colorado State University, while supporting systemic change to end all forms of oppression within our community.”

    • If you or your student need to reach out to the WGAC, general questions or concerns can be sent to WGAC@colostate.edu, or you or your student can call 970-491-6384. 
    • To contact a specific staff member, please refer to this link: https://wgac.colostate.edu/abouttheoffice/who-we-are/.

Student Disability Center

“Since 1977, the Student Disability Center has helped facilitate the educational pursuits of students who have disabilities and/or other chronic conditions by coordinating a variety of accommodations and services. These services support the unique academic needs of permanently and temporarily disabled students or students with chronic health conditions, including mental health.”

  • The SDC can be reached at 970-491-6385 or through email at sdc@colostate.edu.
  • If your student is looking for an accommodation for classes or for any other reason, an Accommodation Specialist can be reached through this link: https://disabilitycenter.colostate.edu/.

Pride Resource Center

“The Pride Resource Center provides programs and services to support the retention and thriving of LGBTQ+ students at CSU.

Pride also provides resources for all community members to embrace and expand their understanding of sexual orientation, romantic orientation, gender identity, and gender expression through engaging the campus in critical learning and action towards the liberation of our wider LGBTQ+ community, particularly those who continue to face oppression based on other intersecting identities.”

  • For all contact information for Pride’s virtual office hours click here: https://prideresourcecenter.colostate.edu/about-us/contact-us/
  • Pride Staff Drop In Hours:
  • Pride staff are available for drop-in office hours Mon-Fri 11 AM – 3 PM. Drop-in Hours are a great way for students to stop by their “virtual front desk” to get connected to the center, ask questions about navigating campus as LGBTQ+ students, and learn how they can get more involved. Most of these hours are staffed by student staff of the Pride Resource Center. If your student would like to talk to professional staff, these hours are specifically outlined below:
    • Mondays | 1 PM – 2 PM with Assistant Director Maggie Hendrickson
    • Tuesdays | 2 PM – 3 PM with Program Coordinator Pedro Ramos
    • Thursdays | 1 PM – 2 PM with Program Coordinator Pedro Ramos
    • Fridays | 2 PM – 3 PM with Assistant Director Maggie Hendrickson

    All Drop-in Hours can be accessed through Zoom Meeting ID 961 7797 5047.

Black/African American Cultural Center

“The Black/African American Cultural Center promotes a diverse, inclusive campus environment and serves as a resource to the campus community as well as surrounding communities, through academic, professional, cultural and personal development programs that embrace Black and African American experiences.  The primary goal is to enhance the overall college experience so that students achieve academically and are able to compete in a global society.”

El Centro 

“The mission of El Centro is to provide support for the Latinx community at CSU and Fort Collins. We do this by encouraging student engagement, academic success, cultural pride, empowerment, and volunteer/leadership opportunities. We strive to promote an inclusive environment that focuses on awareness and understanding of the Latinx experience.”

Asian Pacific American Cultural Center

“The Asian Pacific American Cultural Center works to make CSU a safe and supportive space for Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, Asian American (including Southeast Asian, Desi, adopted, mixed race) students and other historically marginalized communities. The Center is focused on building community, working to remove barriers and providing access to resources to support students in finding fulfillment and success while at CSU and beyond.”

For those of you who hold one or more identities in the communities these offices offer support for, please remember both them and those of us at PFP are here to support you through this last big transition before summer. You can always reach out to us through phone at 970-491-6680 or by email at vpsa_parentfamilyprograms@mail.colostate.edu.