CSU student fees continue to benefit students during online instruction due to COVID-19.

Adult Learner & Veteran Services

  • Peer Advisors are connecting with their students on a weekly basis, including sending regular emails with information about current resources (ie., online learning successfully, mental health resources) and calling, emailing, hosting zoom hang outs, etc.
  • Increased newsletter from an every-other month publication to a weekly publication to stay engaged with students as well as to continue to stay abreast of changes and resources for success; also providing daily posts on Facebook to promote engagement/community, resources, etc.
  • Currently 28 student staff tutors are providing one-on-one tutoring for 65 students on a variety of subjects. Many students have part-time or full-time jobs and/or families so cannot make the TILT tutoring virtual times. In addition, many ALSVS students have been out of school for a significant number of years so they benefit from the one-on-one attention.
  • Ram Kidz Village staff have done a great job in pivoting their jobs to address our virtual world, including creating videos of themselves reading books out loud, doing crafts, etc., to post on their Facebook page along with the ALVS Facebook page to provide programming for students who are parents. Video are offered in Spanish and in English.

Associated Students of Colorado State University

  • Remains committed to actively serving students on various University committees.
  • Continues operating and paying student employees.
  • ASCSU Senate is active and engaged in continuing to represent the needs and interests of the campus community through consideration of bills and resolutions.

Athletics

  • All ticketed sports (football, volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball) to which students receive free entry had completed their seasons prior to spring break.
  • Student engagement efforts at games was complete, e.g. student football tailgate, basketball related student contests with cash prizes to student organizations.
  • Work to advance the soccer and softball complex was in process with costs incurred and student fees support that project.
  • We continue to financially support student-athletes and Athletic Department staff such as trainers and strength coaches.
  • Remaining expected student worker payroll will be paid through a combination of direct payment and paid leave.

Campus Recreation

  • Campus Recreation is committed to paying our 330+ student employees through the spring semester.
  • Fitness Program is conducting 18 weekly Instagram Live Fitness Classes.
  • Recorded personal trainer workouts, group fitness and yoga classes are also available at https://csurec.colostate.edu/fitness/.
  • Intramural Sports is conducting online sports video game competitions, Wednesday night trivia night, trick shot contest, talent contest, and Intramural fitness challenge; see https://csurec.colostate.edu/intramural-sports/.
  • The Outdoor Program has made educational clinic presentations and information on responsible recreating in the outdoors content available at https://csurec.colostate.edu/outdoor-program/.
  • Department must continue to service the debt on the $32 million Student Recreation Center renovation and expansion, as well as paying for ongoing utilities, and maintenance and building controls service contracts.
  • Continuation of vital facility projects such as studio floor replacement, instillation of new climbing wall floor, replacement of building boiler system, and ongoing preventative maintenance.
  • Virtual drop-in career advising, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday-Friday, students may use the chat feature on our website to initiate an immediate drop-in session for quick career questions; they may select the option of a video session via Zoom, or a phone-only session.
  • Appointment-based career advising for deep-dive career-related needs, students may schedule 45-minute appointments with career educators using their Handshake account; they may select the option of a video session via Zoom, or a phone-only session.
  • Virtual career event series: Career Center is hosting a special event series called Virtual Career Conference: An Exchange of Tools, Education and Employer Connections, taking place April 21-23 and April 28-30.
  • Online Career Resource Center: students have 24/7 access to a searchable, sortable online career resource center, with tools and resources curated by our team; this is currently being updated with the latest news about economic developments, sectors and industries who still have hiring needs, and tools for job searching in an economic downturn.
  • Handshake and Big Interview: two online tools, purchased by the Career Center, that allow students to make progress toward their career goals, virtually. Handshake houses thousands of active job and internship postings and allows students to connect with employers directly. Big Interview allows students to practice interviewing skills by recording and reviewing interview performance.

Committee for Disabled Student Accessibility –https://disabilitycenter.colostate.edu/:

  • The fee provides salaries for two positions critical to supporting students with disabilities. The Assistant Director for Access and Accommodation: online classes still need to be accessible and students continue to need accommodations. This position is critical in working with faculty to ensure all classes are in compliance with federal mandates. The Administrative Assistant also performs critical functions – although physically not on campus, the assistant is providing direction to students in need via phone calls and other technology, and is working with our student staff. This position is pivotal as students, faculty, staff, and visitors are still contacting the office via phone and live chat, staffed by student employees.
  • The fee was originally created for enhancing the accessibility of campuses, which can be manifested in a variety of ways and is dependent upon what is needed and when. The enhancements funded by this fee have supported campus efforts to go beyond what is legally required, making it possible to change the campus into one that is more inviting to students with disabilities.

Conflict Resolution Services at the Student Resolution Center

  • Conflict Resolution staff are using a variety of technologies to remotely provide conflict coaching, mediation, restorative justice processes, appeals assistance, and Conflict Dynamic Profile assessments to students.
  • The online Conflict Resolution appointment request form has been updated so that students can indicate their preference to have a phone or video meeting.
  • In-person workshops have been modified so that students can complete them entirely online.
  • Staff continue to communicate with Fort Collins and Larimer County Courts on Restorative Justice diversion cases.
  • “Conflict Management for College Students” remains available for students through CSU Online.

CSU Health Network Medical Services –https://health.colostate.edu/:

  • For 2020-2021, student fees comprise 51 percent ($10,495,274) of the budgeted revenue ($20,414,774) in medical services.
  • Students continue to have access to a wide range of robust health and well-being services, made possible by their student fees. Student fees are primarily used to pay staff salaries so that we can continue providing important health and well-being support for CSU students.
  • Medical services continue to serve students at the CSU Health and Medical Center, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Monday – Friday. Available services include primary care, laboratory, behavioral health, x-ray, and physical therapy. Medical providers are also available by phone to address students’ questions and concerns related to COVID-19 and other health issues.
  • The pharmacy remains open and ready to help students 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., every Monday – Friday. Curbside delivery is available, and pharmacy staff are providing significant support by phone to transfer prescriptions and, in some cases, mailing prescriptions to students if they are not able to get medications locally. In the week following spring break, the pharmacy filled 599 prescriptions and answered 646 phone calls.
  • Current projections show a monthly net loss of self-generated revenue at such a rate that, absent additional revenue from student fees, the CSU Health Network’s current combined fund/reserve balance of $8.5M will be exhausted by August 2020. A portion of student fees also fund the bond payment for the new Health and Medical Center building, which is currently set at $33.83 per student. Bond payments cannot be missed, and this is the only source of funding to cover those payments.

CSU Health Network Counseling Services

  • For 2020-2021, student fees comprise 90 percent ($2,715,100) of the budgeted revenue for Counseling Services ($3,023,100).
  • Counseling Services is operating at nearly full capacity, providing appointments, crisis services, and drop-in services for students to set up care. Since the end of spring break, our counselors have had nearly 1,000 appointments with students, nearly all of which are being provided by phone or secure videoconferencing.
  • DAY (Drugs, Alcohol and You) Programs are continuing, and groups and workshops are shifting to online delivery.
  • Psychiatry is operating at nearly full capacity, providing appointments by phone or secure videoconferencing (tele-psychiatry). Since spring break, our psychiatry department has averaged more than twenty of these appointments every day.
  • YOU@CSU, our online student success tool, has added 40+ COVID19 related resources to help students adapt in a changing world. Analytics shows that these new cards are the most frequented since the start of March. The number of YOU@CSU sessions in Spring 2020 (9,474 sessions) is up from the same time period in Spring 2019 (7,949 sessions) – an increase of 19 percent.
  • Students also are frequently using SilverCloud Health online mental health modules and substance abuse online screenings. Health Education and Prevention Services has shifted outreach and programming to phone and online delivery, including spiritual care services, tobacco cessation (support to quit smoking, vaping or using tobacco), suicide prevention, stress management, mindfulness, well-being, substance abuse prevention, and health communications.

Interpersonal Violence, Response and Safety

  • Student fees employ 3.5 full time staff and 22 student staff, who are all currently working on remote advocacy and education efforts.
  • Student employees and peer educators are hosting virtual office hours, answering phones and producing web content, including videos and posts.
  • Prevention education is happening online, including Sexual Assault Awareness Month, consent in online dating formats, pressure for sex when isolated with a partner, healthy long-distance relationship dynamics, ethical porn consumption and porn addition, etc.
  • In the area of Advocacy, the 24-hour hotline is being staffed, and digital advocacy support is being provided, including: online groups, virtual reporting to CSUPD, Student Conduct, and Title IX, help with disclosing to family members, safety planning for survivors who are isolated with violent partners, etc.
  • Staff are also writing, recording, and editing podcast episodes which address COVID related interpersonal violence issues.
  • The CSU Bookstore has arranged with CSU’s primary provider of electronic materials to make every title available in its inventory free of charge to all CSU students through May 25. Any student whose print text books are no longer accessible (e.g., on campus while the student is out of state) can get electronic access. While not all books are available through this program, VitalSource has titles from over 100 publishers. Please see the listby clicking the link and creating an account. For students who would like a print copy to be mailed to an off-campus address, the CSU Bookstore will provide free shipping.
  • Campus Information is operated through the LSC’s Campus Activities department and is fully operational and working virtually, 7 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Saturday, and noon – 5 p.m. on Sunday. The phone line is active, and has an added chat feature on the LSC web site, with approximately 300 inquiries per day.
  • LSC Operations employees are working behind the scenes to ensure our multi-million-dollar facility is functioning efficiently (reducing utility costs, for example) and properly (addressing leaks and making repairs), and will be ready to reopen for our campus community when appropriate to do so. Annual debt service and repair/replacement expenditures alone exceed $5 million, supported through student fees and self-generated revenues. Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems must be checked on a daily basis for our 360,000 square foot facility (more than six football fields), and the environmental services team is critical in ensuring the approximately 50 essential in-person staff, ranging from the CSU Bookstore receiving and shipping employees, to the SLiCE, Event Planning and Dining services employees preparing food products for the Rams Against Hunger Mobile Food Pantry program, can safely work in the facility in continuing to meet critical needs of the campus community.
  • The SHAPE Training & Talent Development program has moved online! In collaboration with SLiCE’s REAL Experience, both daily synchronous and asynchronous sessions, training, and workshops are offered for CSU employees and CSU students. Forty-one supervisors sent the opportunities to more than 360 CSU employees who are able to access the trainings to earn hourly wages and support their continued learning and skill development. From March 30-April 4, five synchronous workshops resulted in 139 attendees and the access of 13 asynchronous training opportunities.  All student employees in the LSC have been provided an opportunity to continue being paid through the end of the semester.
  • The extensive LSC art collection has been highlighted online at https://lsc.colostate.edu/campus-activities/lsc-arts-program/collection/#1586201773520-5ba2fcec-941c and on the LSC Arts Instagram account – @csulscartsart , along with art from around the world posts.  Arrangements are being made for current and summer exhibits to be extended or moved to later in the Fall.

Off-Campus Life

  • Off-Campus Life continues to offer substantial resources virtually including RentalSearch, Off-Campus Student Handbook, an apartment complex and property management list, information about city codes and ordinances, information about affordable housing, plus more.
  • Student and career staff are available via chat, phone, and email 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, to support students and their families.
  • All student and career staff are continuing to work and to be paid through this pandemic (71 percent of the total budget).
  • Off-Campus Life’s Community Liaison continues to work with city partners to promote social distancing through educational contacts with Fort Collins Police Services and serving neighbors with concerns.
  • Off-Campus Life continues to be innovative during this time, proposing and working on new programming to help students and their neighbors stay connected and help each other through this pandemic. We need neighbors now more than ever, and in partnership with City of Fort Collins Neighborhood Services and other partners, we play a significant role in helping our neighbors remain healthy (physically, mentally, emotionally, etc.) and thrive during this pandemic.
  • Staff remain in frequently contact with town gown folks across the nation to keep up-to-date on best practices and how we can best serve our community.

Performing Arts Center

  • Proceeds from the Performing Arts Center fee assist in covering the production costs for the University Center for the Arts, including student salaries, staff salaries, expendable materials for productions, and the CSU Marching Band. These costs are ongoing and did not stop when instruction moved online on March 25.
  • The majority of Performing Arts Center fee budget items have already been purchased, or encumbered for salaries for staff and students.
  • UCA staff and students are continuing to work and be paid. For example, the CSU Costume Shop is making masks that will be distributed to essential CSU employees, including CSUPD; as well as other organizations throughout Northern Colorado.
  • Funds have already been spent for theatre and dance productions and for the CSU Marching Band, including for materials for two cancelled music and theatre shows that would have been held in April and May.

Ram Events

  • Working with local bands to perform online concerts.
  • Hosting virtual art classes in partnership with Housing and Dining and the LSC arts program. Supplies will be distributed to students in the residence halls.
  • Streaming rights have been secured for students living in the residence halls through Swank. This will include showing “Parasite” as part of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month.
  • AsianBossGirl has been contracted to provide a virtual keynote address for Asian Pacific Islander Desi American heritage month.

RamRide

  • All student and career staff are continuing to work and be paid through this pandemic (50 percent of the total budget); in addition, RamRide is continuing its commitments to student organizations who had signed up for fundraising.
  • Maintains frequent communication with multiple departments to see how support can be provided for those with basic needs while remaining a safe distance from those involved.
  • Working on large-scale projects that are difficult to complete when regular operations are running.
  • Remains in frequent contact with other safe ride programs across the nation to keep up-to-date on best practices and we can best serve our community.

SLiCE

  • Student fees employ 13 full-time staff, 1 graduate assistant, and 40 student staff, who are working remotely to serve students and our community.
  • Student organization registration for academic year 2020/21 opened on March 10. Thus far we have received 45 registration requests.
  • SLiCE, in partnership with the Food Bank of Larimer County and the Lory Student Center hosted an April 2 mobile food pantry distributing 850 pre-made boxes of food to students, faculty and staff. Also, in partnership with ASCSU, two pocket pantries continue to be stocked with shelf-ready food in the Lory Student Center east plaza vestibule and Aggie Village apartments.
  • All President’s Leadership Program classes continue to be taught on Tuesdays with instructors offering one-on-one meetings with students as well. In addition, PLP received 160 applications for “A Call to Lead” first-year courses. To date, 120 interviews have been conducted for 70 available openings. Interviews will continue this week.
  • SLiCE also continues to process financial documents for registered student organizations with financial accounts.
  • SLiCE staff continue to offer advisement to ASCSU student leaders as they navigate adjusting programs, funding, elections, and student representation in a virtual format.
  • All Rams Engaging in Active Leadership (REAL) workshops are available on-line at https://lsc.colostate.edu/events/category/slice/real-workshops/month/ at 5 p.m. on Mondays and 4 p.m. Thursdays.

Student Legal Services

  • Attorneys are providing confidential advising appointments using remote methods, with recent increased demand for lease break assistance and immigrant advising.
  • Student Legal Services has posted guidance on its website for legal issues specific to the COVID 19 situation, with daily monitoring for updates valuable to students.
  • Student Legal Services is offering and providing appointments to help students prepare for the growing trend of working in a “gig” economy, where they form and work through their own business, remotely or in person.

Alternative Transportation Fee

  • The Alternative Transportation Fee Advisory Board is charged with overseeing transportation investments on behalf of the study body.
  • ATFAB oversees the $1.6 million mandatory Transfort contract providing students with free access to all bus routes in Fort Collins and regional routes to Boulder (CU) and Greeley (UNC).
  • ATFAB annually awards a $250,000 mandatory pool for awards in transportation infrastructure  such as trails and shelters, and programs such as bike shop, ski bus.
  • Our board consistently has representation from all College Councils and ASCSU-designated representatives.
  • The board has collaborated with ASCSU to jointly-fund an engineering study for a high-conflict area on campus.
  • Minutes and project investments along with board membership can be found at https://atfab.colostate.edu/.

University Facility Fee

  • Approximately 90 percent of the fees collected annually are allocated towards annual debt service commitments for capital construction projects that directly benefit the students of Colorado State University, including the Biology Building, Center for Performing Arts, Visual Arts Building, Computer Science, and Engineering II, among a host of others.
  • The remaining 10 percent is allocated by the UFFAB to fund annual cash funded projects.
  • To date, the UFFAB has voted to fund over $194 million in campus facility improvements dedicated to improving the academic experience of students.

University Technology Fee

  • More than 64 percent of the University Technology Fee Advisory Board’s allocations in FY20 are devoted to services delivered online, including the Student Information System, Office 365 and RamLink, as well as lecture capture and academic technologies used in the delivery of online instruction.
  • The university wireless network in academic buildings is provided by the UTFAB, and central IT teams are using this time to ensure continued excellent coverage when on-campus instruction resumes.
  • Checkout laptops from the Morgan Library have been loaned to students in need while off-campus during this time, and these devices are funded by the UTFAB.
  • Significant co-sponsorship of the CSU 3D printing lab is provided by the UTFAB students, and the lab is actively engaged in community support by fabricating personal protection equipement masks to provide to local COVID-19 response efforts.