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CSU-OfficeMax partnership

January 27, 2011

Colorado State University has entered into an innovative partnership with OfficeMax, a leader in office supplies and services, that will save CSU money, provide scholarships and internships to students, and provide significant office supply discounts to students, alumni and friends of the university.

Office Max graphicColorado State students, alumni and friends are eligible for the CSU-Office Max affinity program that offers discounts averaging 20 percent off list prices.

All sales from the affinity program will result in an additional 4 percent rebate back to Colorado State.

Get involved

Discounted pricing for affinity groups is available online and at all OfficeMax retail locations. Affinity purchases will require a CSU/OfficeMax Retail Connect card. For specifics about how to qualify for affinity program discounts, go to the Alumni Association Online Marketplace.

More about the CSU-Office Max partnership

  • OfficeMax is the new official office products supplier of the university. This partnership will yield an average contract cost savings of 14 percent on the university’s 1,000 most commonly purchased office supplies and discounts up to 75 percent off of list price for other items.
  • As part of the agreement, OfficeMax is supplying at least two paid internships each year, which will provide valuable business management experience for Colorado State students. Beginning in the fourth year of the partnership, OfficeMax will fund up to five $1,000 scholarships annually for students.
  • Colorado State and OfficeMax will also lead the way in environmental practices to support green university operations. To reduce waste, for example, OfficeMax deliveries will be made in reusable plastic corrugated delivery totes instead of typical cardboard packaging used by most suppliers – a program introduced nationally by OfficeMax in 2010.
  • OfficeMax also will provide recycled general use office paper, ranging from 30 percent to 100 percent post-consumer content, and office supplies identified as environmentally preferable products.
  • Colorado State will gain efficiencies working with OfficeMax by placing orders electronically via the university’s e-Procurement connection, which provides the university community with an easy-to-use self-service buying approach via a “punch-out catalog.”

Contact: Donna Reiser
Phone: (970) 491-5176