Colorado State University Administration building on the Oval

Colorado State University has a unique mission in the state of Colorado. The land-grant concept of a balanced program of teaching, research, extension, and public service provides the foundation for the University teaching and research programs.

The University has long been a leader in recognizing the rapidly changing global environment, and has a commitment to excellence in international education in all its instructional, research and outreach programs. Colorado State continues to make education accessible to deserving applicants from all classes and groups, and maintains a wide range of research, extension, and public service programs in response to the needs of the people of Colorado, the nation, and the world.

Recent Communications

Announcing New Dean of Warner College of Natural Resources: Dr. A. Alonso Aguirre
Thank You for an Outstanding Academic Year (Finals Week Message to Faculty and Staff)
You’ve Got This, Rams! (Finals Week Message to Students)
CCAF Task Force SP22 Update to Faculty
Academic Master Plan: Final Drafting Phase, SP22 Update to Campus

Academic Master Plan | 2021-2022
Achieving Strategic Academic Innovation

The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President has been leading a campus-wide Academic Master Plan (AMP) initiative under the Strategic Academic Innovation building block of the Courageous Strategic Transformation (CST) framework. Throughout the 2021-2022 Academic Year, we have been “planning from the future backward” to identify and articulate the distinctive knowledge and skills that Colorado State University students will need into the future for career success amid a world of changing student aspirations, workforce needs, and sociocultural systems. AMP has focused on academic innovation and developing areas of academic growth for our programs, research, and engagement activities 5-10 years into the future.

More information about current work is available on the AMP website at:


Colorado State University acknowledges, with respect, that the land we are on today is the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Ute Nations and peoples. This was also a site of trade, gathering, and healing for numerous other Native tribes. We recognize the Indigenous peoples as original stewards of this land and all the relatives within it. As these words of acknowledgment are spoken and heard, the ties Nations have to their traditional homelands are renewed and reaffirmed.

CSU is founded as a Land-Grant institution, and we accept that our mission must encompass access to education and inclusion. And, significantly, that our founding came at a dire cost to Native Nations and peoples whose land this University was built upon. This acknowledgment is the education and inclusion we must practice in recognizing our institutional history, responsibility, and commitment. See the CSU Land Acknowledgment Video here.