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New fall Commitment to Campus benefits announced

August 21, 2012

CSU's Commitment to Campus, or C2C, is a program packed with special benefits for employees.

CSU campus in the fallIt is designed to help make CSU a great place to work, engage CSU faculty and staff in the life of the university and promote opportunities for health, wellness and personal advancement. 

Vice President for University Operations Amy Parsons spearheads the program and this week announced the newest C2C offerings for fall 2012.

The offerings for the fall semester include some new discounts and opportunities – along with many of the most popular benefits that were offered last year, including tuition discounts for dependents, reduced rates for CSU fitness, nutrition, and health and wellness programs and memberships, and Alumni Association benefits. 

“Many of these newest benefits were suggested by CSU employees  who had a great idea about how CSU could improve their quality of life as an employee,” Parsons said. “That’s what helps us make this program so useful and meaningful to CSU employees, who I hope will continue to share new ideas. We want employees to take advantage of these offerings and enjoy being a part of a great university community.”

New C2C benefits for employees this year include:

Faculty/staff days at CSU Rams games

In addition to giving CSU employees a 20 percent discount on all season tickets to varsity sports, the Rams this year are going all out for employees.

Each varsity sport will feature a Faculty/Staff Day event this year, beginning with the home volleyball game against Oklahoma on Sept. 2 (tickets on sale August 20-26) and the football game against Utah State on Sept. 22 at Hughes Stadium (tickets on sale Sept. 10-16).

Contact the Rams Ticket Office at (970) 491-RAMS (491-7267) or go online to www.CSURams.comfor more information about scoring your buy-one-get-one free tickets for these games.

When you get your ticket, you’ll also receive a voucher from Commitment to Campus for your first round of snacks and drinks—your choice of a hot dog or pretzel and a 20 oz. Coke product inside the venue.

Tennis courts now available for employee use

Thanks to a suggestion from a CSU employee, beginning this fall the CSU tennis courts are now available for use by employees. Your CSU RamCard gets you in during open (daylight) hours; no reservation is required and the courts are available on a first- come, first-served basis.

USA Today's Collegiate Readership Program

CSU has expanded this student service to provide free daily copies of USA Today, The New York Times and The Denver Post to all employees. You can find various pick-up sites around campus. Some distribution points are open racks, while others are boxes that require a RamCard student or employee ID card to open. Specific pick-up locations will appear in Today@ColoradoState articles over the next few weeks if you can’t find one near you.

This program also gives CSU access to a network of speakers and workshops, and the university is working to schedule presentations for campus this fall. They’ll be announced to campus in Today@ColoradoState as soon as they are finalized.

Expanded Tuition Scholarship Program for employees’ families 

This year, under an agreement among the three CSU System institutions, CSU has expanded the Tuition Scholarship Program for employees’ family members. CSU employees’ eligible dependents may now choose to apply their tuition scholarship benefits at CSU-Pueblo or CSU-Global Campus as well as at CSU.

UCA and Arts Program discounts

The CSU Department of Music, Theater and Dance has announced its 2012-2013 lineup of events, including free music, theatre or dance tickets for employees, who receive one pair of tickets per school year to a performance of their choice, starting with Shakespeare at Sunset’s “The Comedy of Errors” performances August 16- September 2.

All event tickets are available to university employees on a first-come, first-served basis. Additionally, youth tickets (17 and under) for music events are just $1 each, which means a family of four can attend a music event for just $2.

To redeem your complimentary pair of tickets stop by the Ticket Office at the University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington St., during office hours 4-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to curtain, or call 970-491-ARTS (491-2787). Please have your CSU Employee ID ready. A limited number of tickets are available for each event date and are subject to availability. For dance concerts, only matinee times are eligible.

Services from CSU Center for Family & Couple Therapy

The C2C program has partnered with the College of Applied Human Sciences to offer increased support services to faculty and staff.

Starting this fall, C2C will be paying a portion of the cost for employees to access individual, couples and family therapy, family safety and support programs, and several other therapy programs offered by the CSU Center for Family & Couple Therapy.

The CFCT, in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, is a full- service therapy center that is dedicated to empowering families, couples and individuals to strengthen their relationships, resolve troubling issues, and achieve personal well-being. The CFCT provides essential services that CSU faculty and staff can use to better their lives and the lives of their loved ones. More information.

New after-school program for kids

The College of Applied Human Sciences’ Youth Sport Camps program will now offer a camp during the school year at a reduced price for children of faculty and staff, thanks to C2C. The school-year camp starts after-school and runs until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday when schools are in session, and it takes place in and around Moby Arena. The curriculum is based on the FunLIFE camp model and includes activities such as sports, campus exploration, crafts, swimming, yoga and more. The cost is $12.50 per day for the first child and $10 per day for each additional child from the same family. A weekly option also is available for $45. Transportation is available from Dunn, Bennett, Bauder, Harris and O’Dea schools. Students from other schools are welcome, but the program is unable to provide transportation.

Please contact the program at (970) 491-6318 to sign up or learn more.

New lactation rooms

A number of new lactation rooms are open for nursing moms on campus.

See the guide and map posted by Facilities Management online or contact Melissa Shrader in Facilities at (970) 492-4089.

Ideas for other programs and services that C2C can provide can be emailed directly to Amy Parsons.

Contact: Dell Rae Moellenberg
Phone: (970) 491-6009