5 ways CSU supports adult learners, veterans, and student parents

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#1. A space to unwind, meet people, and get tutoring

The Adult Learner and Veteran Services office is one of the most-diverse spaces on campus. Students come to hang out, eat lunch, study, print, and much more. Students have a peaceful area to relax, along with a refrigerator, microwave, and free coffee to keep them in tip-top shape.  Adult Learner and Veteran Services is designed to help you get connected across campus and succeed, offering everything from student groups to tutors to support for your unique perspective as a vet, adult learner, student parent, and beyond. You’ll have access to programs that range from resume building to utilizing veteran benefits, as well as access to fun events like tailgates and bowling nights. On top of all that, the office offers scholarships for veterans and adult learners that can help you pay for your CSU education.

#2. Veterans benefits support

The Veterans Education Benefits Office, better known as VEBO, is your one-stop shop for all things tied to veteran benefits. VEBO has an amazing website that will answer most of your questions, but they also provide walk-in for assistance at Centennial Hall, or help via email at GI_Bill@colostate.edu.

#3. A summer transition program and new-student seminar

ELEVATE is a summer bridge program designed to ease nontraditional students’ transition to Colorado State by providing academic support through math, English, and composition instruction, social opportunities, and introduction to campus resources needed to be successful at CSU.

The New Student Seminar is a one-credit course helps students be successful as they adjust to CSU. Through self-awareness, reflection, and planning, students will explore different aspects of the transition to college, including academic success and personal and professional goal setting.

#4. Child supervision for student parents

Ram Kidz Village is a drop-in educational program operated by Adult Learner & Veteran Services. It’s available to all enrolled student parents. Services are provided for children ages 12 months through 11 years old. Student parents can get up to two hours and 45 minutes of child supervision to allow for uninterrupted study time or group project work.

#5. Support for those facing food insecurity

Operating from the office of Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement (SLiCE), Rams Against Hunger offers a menu of services that support students, faculty, and staff experiencing food insecurity. Services include a food pantry, a meal-swipe program, pocket pantries, and in-person assistance with navigating federal aid eligibility. Our hope in providing these services is to ensure that basic needs need not be overlooked at the expense of a degree.