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CASA recognized by the CSU Activities Board

January 22, 2010

The CSU Activities Board has recognized the Center for Advising and Student Achievement for the hard work it's done welcoming, orienting, and advising thousands of Colorado State students during their academic careers here at CSU.

Campus Activites recognizes CASA

For their hard work and to celebrate a great first year in their new home, the CSU Activities Board hosted a recognition breakfast for the Center for Advising and Student Achievement at CASA’s first staff meeting of the year. The Activities Board recognizes an academic unit, department or office each month.

Helping students feel at home

From students’ initial introduction to campus to their health professional school applications, the CASA staff plays an important role in helping Colorado State University students feel more at home.

With 32 full-time staff, three graduate students, and 97 student staff, CASA has welcomed and advised thousands of Colorado State students through their academic careers.

Wearing many hats

CASA coordinates greeting new students and helping them get oriented on campus; guides and advises undeclared students in choosing a major; oversees the Key Living Learning Communities; supports and assists various student groups in being academically successful; and encourages students pursuing careers in the health professions.

Many CASA offices move to TILT Building

CASA was established in 2003 and recently moved many of their offices to the renovated Music building (TILT), with space still occupied in Aylesworth Hall. The move to the TILT building is testimony to the important work that they do for students. The TILT building provides enhanced services for students, including improved resources for transfer students.

Ram Welcome

In addition, CASA has about 150 student volunteers who help each semester with Ram Welcome. “I like working as a Ram Welcome leader, because I feel I can make the transition for new students easier,” said Lindsey Roberts, a sophomore in the College of Natural Sciences.

For the past few weeks Lindsey and other volunteers have been busy greeting and shepherding in the newest group of CSU students. With events such as a Welcome Dinner, Class Quest, and a Winter Carnival, new students will have opportunities to ask questions, build friendships, and have fun!

CASA is also working up plans for new programs:

  • The Preview Mountain Experience, which will add a few days of activities at the Pingree Mountain Campus during the summer orientation
  • Enhanced workshops on writing essays for health professional school applications
  • Developed a student ambassador program to assist in the recruitment of Key Community students
  • Implemented programs that have increased students getting off academic probation
  • Coordinated new strategies to enhance student retention of students that leave the university

The Transfer Learning Community has also been a great addition. Composed of 10 transfer students, the Transfer Community helps transfer students with their transition to and through the university.

Always preparing for the next incoming class

So while the rest of the university may be enjoying a bit of a break over the holidays, the CASA staff were busier than ever preparing for the incoming class and doing all they can to support their future academic success. Gaye Golter DiGregorio, Director of CASA shared, “This is the best staff that I have ever worked with, and I truly appreciate the innovation, collaboration, and motivation of all of the staff members.”

For their hard work and to celebrate a great first year in their new home, the CSU Activities Board hosted a recognition breakfast for them at CASA’s first staff meeting of the year. The Activities Board recognizes an academic unit, department or office each month.


Contact: Kelly Kimple
E-mail: kelly.kimple@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-5506