Explore diversity at CSU

Coming to college is a big transition. We understand that your identity may include distinct cultures or experiences, and it’s important that you find a strong community on campus that you can connect to. The Diversity Centers at CSU ensure that all students are able to academically succeed while embracing who they are.

Finding a safe and welcoming community can transform your college experience. Israa, a social work major and Muslim-American, found support in an unexpected place: “The Asian Pacific American Cultural Center reached out many times and offered resources for students and staff who wanted a private room to say their prayers,” she said.

Don’t think communities like these are for you? You may be surprised. Check out the Diversity Center listings below and consider stopping into the offices to learn more.

Adult Learner and Veteran Services (ALVS)

Non-traditional students often navigate academics and campus life in a unique way. ALVS offers professional, academic, and personal support to ensure that these students have the tools for success. Services include peer advising, scholarships, and leadership training.

Office: 288 Lory Student Center

Phone: (970) 491-3977

ALVS website

Connect with ALVS on Facebook

Asian/Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC)

APACC offers a laid-back community space and tools to help students be academically successful while connecting with the Asian/Pacific American culture. Programs include peer mentoring, leadership retreats, and discussion hours.

Office: 333 Lory Student Center

Phone: (970) 491-6154

APACC website

Connect with APACC on Instagram

Black/African American Cultural Center (B/AACC)

In addition to a welcoming community space with computers and a library, B/AACC offers academic, professional, cultural, and personal support to help students find success. Programs include the Black Educational Support Team, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and leadership development.

Office: 335 Lory Student Center

Phone: (970) 491-5781

B/AACC website

Connect with B/AACC on Instagram

El Centro

El Centro is dedicated to strengthening academic and cultural experiences for students. Workshops, research and leadership opportunities, and small groups are just a few of the programs El Centro offers.

Office: 225 Lory Student Center

Phone: (970) 491-5722

El Centro website

Connect with El Centro on Instagram

Native American Cultural Center (NACC)

NACC offers a supportive environment based on the traditions and cultures of Native American peoples. Students will find community and academic support in an inviting community space and computer lab, free tutoring services, and weekly/bi-weekly small groups.

Office: 327 Lory Student Center

Phone: (970) 491-1332

NACC website

Connect with NACC on Facebook

Pride Resource Center (Pride RC)

Pride RC encourages the CSU community to explore and increase their understanding of sexual/romantic orientation, gender, and identity intersection. The center offers a safe space to meet new people and study, in addition to trans+ on-campus resources, weekly/bi-weekly small groups, and leadership/advocacy training.

Office: 232 Lory Student Center

Phone: (970) 491-4342

Pride Resource Center website

Connect with Pride Resource Center on Instagram

Student Disability Center

The Student Disability Center is dedicated to ensuring that students with permanent and temporary limitations or conditions have the tools for success at CSU. It offers a campus shuttle, accommodation services like alternative testing and note-taking support, as well as a chance to build community via small groups and student clubs.

Location: TILT Building, Room 121 (satellite office located in the Lory Student Center)

Phone: (970) 491-6385

Student Disability Center website

Connect with SDC on Facebook

Women and Gender Advocacy Center (WGAC)

WGAC offers programs and resources focusing on gender, social justice, and interpersonal violence prevention. In addition to a safe and affirming community space, WGAC offers services like advocacy and victim support, campus training, small groups, and leadership programs.

Office: 112 Student Services (satellite office located in 234 Lory Student Center)

Phone: (970) 491-6384

WGAC website

Connect with WGAC on Instagram

Jill Baylis

Jill was a staff member in the Office of Admissions until 2019 when she moved to Denver. As a first-generation college student, she focused on simplifying the college admissions process and helping future Rams find community on campus.