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Letter to the Editor

Policy and guidelines for letters to the editor

January 2009

Today @ Colorado State encourages the campus community to submit letters to the editor. Submission requires use of your CSU eID. Anonymous letters are not accepted.

Format and style

  • Letters should be 300 words or fewer.
  • Once submitted, letters become property of Today @ Colorado State and may be edited for clarity, grammar, length, stylistic consistency.


The letters section is a forum for promoting open discussion of interest to our readers. To be considered for publication, letters must meet one of the following criteria:

  • relate to an item published in Today @ Colorado State;
  • relate to events and issues related to Colorado State University; or
  • contain information of particular interest to our target audience of CSU faculty, staff, students, alumni and/or friends of the university.

A letter will not be published if it:

  • is deemed by the editor to be potentially libelous or if it maligns a particular person or group;
  • addresses topics beyond the scope of Today @ Colorado State coverage or the immediate interest of our Colorado State University community audience;
  • is written to promote a product or service; or
  • is incoherent or poorly articulated.

Additionally, letters to the editor are published on available space and at the editor’s discretion. The editor reserves the right to withhold publication of a letter for any reason. The editor also reserves the right to add an editor’s comment at the end of the letter if the editor believes portions of the published letter may be inaccurate or misleading. 


Letters from one individual are limited to one per month (initial letter and one response on the same topic may appear over two calendar months).  Also, the number of letters on one subject may be limited for space reasons.