CAM Forever: Show your love

A celebrated and time-honored tradition for more than 60 years, CAM the Ram was chosen by the student body in 1945 to serve proudly as Colorado State University’s mascot. Named in honor of Colorado A&M in 1954, he represents CSU at home football games and community events throughout the year.

A fixture in the game-day experience, CAM welcomes Rams fans at his trailer, and celebrates in the end zone after a Rams touchdown. A dedicated group of students, known as the Ram Handlers, ensures that he receives the best possible care and training that a land-grant university can provide.

Join us in keeping his legacy and tradition going forever! Your gift to the CAM Forever fund supports our Ram Handler program, CAM’s care, and travel costs.

Athletics Scholarships: Build leaders

While the student-athlete experience at CSU is incredibly robust and fulfilling, much is expected of them during their time on campus.

Because of you, we’re able to ensure the best possible experience for the men and women who give so much of themselves to Colorado State, all while elevating the status of Rams Athletics. Your gift develops strong leaders who are making a real impact in our community.

Volleyball: Serve up success on the court

Your support provides discretionary funds to Coach Hilbert and the Colorado State volleyball team, allowing the team to go beyond ordinary and achieve excellence.

With nine Mountain West Coach of the Year awards to his credit in the league’s 16-year history, it is clear to see why Hilbert’s program has risen to the top of the league and has become a stalwart on the national stage as a perennial top-25 team. Help us continue to serve up this kind of success on the court with your gift today.

Students First Business Scholarship: Reward leadership and social responsibility

The Students First Business Scholarship supports full-time College of Business students who maintain a 3.5 GPA and demonstrate a commitment to leadership and community service.

Colorado State University’s College of Business prepares future leaders for a world in transition – a complex world where technology links diverse cultures and where old economic structures give way to new against shifting geopolitical dynamics. Help our students build bridges between the world we know and the world we can imagine.

Support scholarships to give students access to an innovative education that equips them to become next generation of socially responsible business leaders.

Save the Elephants: Stop the ivory trade

Dr. George Wittemyer, assistant professor at CSU, has spent the past 16 years intimately studying the ecology, social structure, and habitat use of elephant populations in Samburu, Kenya. In 2009, his research took a tragic turn as a poaching epidemic fueled by demand for ivory in Asia began sweeping the region and the entire continent.

“More than 50 percent of elephant deaths in Samburu in 2011 were due to poaching, and this is affecting not just the death rate – but the entire social structure of these elephants,” said Wittemyer. “Elephants are intelligent animals with strong memories and familial bonds. When adult elephants are killed, particularly the matriarchs of families, it disrupts the entire group and leaves behind orphans that lack their normal support structure.”

Colorado State University’s “Save the Elephants” research is helping to inform policy makers and potential consumers around the world about the detrimental impacts of the illegal ivory trade on the elephant species. Your gift can help fund this continued research and efforts to stop the devastation of these majestic animals.

Rams Against Hunger: One in 10

More than 2,800 Colorado State University students experiences food insecurity each year. Their stories are often silent.

Rams Against Hunger serves as emergency food relief for our students. $7.25 provides the cost of a nutritious meal from one of our dining centers, $140 feeds a student for a month. Your support of Rams Against Hunger will ensure that food-insecure students have the resources to win against hunger, focus on their educations, and succeed in college, despite the odds.

If you are a CSU undergraduate student experiencing food insecurity, please click here to learn more and apply for Rams Against Hunger.

 

New Start for Distinguished Veterans: Serve those who have served

For decades, Colorado State University has proudly supported our military in and out of the classroom. Consistently named a military-friendly school, one of the ways we serve is through our New Start program, which provides individualized services and support to student-veterans who have sustained injuries while serving our country.

New Start, a program managed by the Department of Occupational Therapy, offers veterans a place on campus they can call home – a place providing support for memory, concentration, and physical challenges, as well as resources for stress management, academic skill-building, and much more.

As post-9/11 war veterans enroll in college by the thousands, record numbers of them have sustained serious injuries such as traumatic brain injury, amputations, burns, blindness, and/or post-traumatic stress disorders while on active duty. New Start responds to these challenges, offering comprehensive, individualized services that focus on strategies and tools designed to diminish or eliminate the potential barriers to success that many veterans face.

New Start respects our veterans’ pasts and provides encouragement for bright futures; your gift keeps the program alive and available to them as an absolutely free campus resource.

House-A-Ram: Support a home base

With the cost of overall tuition increasing, many students find paying for tuition and room and board challenging. Living on campus is a crucial foundational step in understanding Colorado State University’s culture and environment and supporting academic success. This scholarship for campus housing is awarded to full-time undergraduate students with financial need and provides access to important on-campus services such as libraries, dining halls, the recreation center, and many other aspects of the college experience.

Fostering Success Endowment: Give the gift of a Rams Family

Imagine attending college completely alone, with no family to encourage your success. That is the reality for some former foster and independent youth who are attending Colorado State University without the support of their families. Through the Fostering Success program, the Rams Family steps in providing care packages, gifts of holiday dinners, family dinners, academic support, and emotional support needed to navigate college and thrive at CSU. Change a young life; change the world.

Barb Musslewhite First Generation Scholarship Endowment: Support first-generation success

Musslewhite focused on each student’s strengths and potential, always connecting them to campus resources, and built a community among the scholars and with faculty and staff across campus. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to benefit first-generation undergraduate students at Colorado State University.