Student Diversity Programs and Services

The John Mosely Leadership Program

This program is named after Lt. Col. John W. Mosley, who is Colorado State's first Black football student-athlete in the record-keeping era. He earned his degree from Colorado State in 1943, and is a proud member of the original Tuskegee Airmen, flying combat missions over Europe in World War II. This program is designed to assist identified African American student-athletes by serving as a resource while strengthening time management skills, encouraging academic success, enhancing leadership opportunities, and creating a sense of belonging and connection to the campus and its surrounding community. Ultimately, the overall objective of the program is to reduce the percentage of academic probation rates, to increase retention rates to matriculation, expose them to positive African American role models who have been through the rigors of academic achievement as a student-athlete and who have earned their degree. We teach leadership skills and start them on a positive path toward life after college.

Student-Athletes interested in joining or learning more about the program contact Becky Orr

If you are interested in serving as a mentor contact Duan Ruff at

John Mosely


We are the female athletes and administrators of the Colorado State University Athletic Department. As a part of our Athletic Director's hopes we have attempted to DO IT ALL. Shalini Shanker and Tracy Ljone are the main administrators facilitating this mentorship effort. It is our expectation that we create a positive, genuine, and lifelong networking resource between our athletes and the community. Being a Division I female athlete offers a unique chapter in our lives. With this program we wish to encourage success while attending CSU and continued success after we are gone! We extend an invitation to join us as we discover not only how to make our ripples effect remarkable changes in our University community; but also the communities we will soon find ourselves beginning new chapters in upon graduating in 4 years!

Student Diversity Programs and Services

Student Diversity Programs and Services at CSU support students in a variety of ways and provide opportunities to successfully participate in, and contribute to, the diverse campus environment. While each office listed may emphasize a specific segment of the student body, services and programs are available to benefit all students at CSU.

  • The Asian Pacific American Cultural Center is committed to inclusion and interculturalism, the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center creates and supports opportunities for interaction among University and community constituencies to provide a learning environment that supports all students.
  • The Black/African American Cultural Center promotes a diverse, inclusive campus environment and serves as a resource to the campus community as well as surrounding communities, through academic, professional, cultural and personal development programs that embrace Black and African American experiences.
  • El Centro provides an inclusive learning environment that welcomes all students. El Centro supports and strengthens the academic and cultural experience of students by providing workshops, leadership opportunities and Latina/o cultural awareness programs that promote student success and retention.
  • The Native American Cultural Center was established in 1979. The four primary advocacy and service areas include recruitment, retention, graduation and community outreach. The office embraces and encourages a supportive environment based on the traditions and cultures of Native American peoples.
  • The GLBT Resource Center seeks to foster a campus free of prejudice, bigotry, harassment, and violence by providing a space for all members of CSU communities to explore and increase their understanding of aspects related to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression in an open and non-judgmental environment.
  • Resources for Disabled Students collaborates with students, instructors, staff, and community members to create useable, equitable, inclusive and sustainable learning environments. RDS is also committed to supporting Colorado State University as a non-discriminating environment for qualified students with disabilities
  • Women and Gender Advocacy Center provides programs and resources focusing on all genders, social justice, and interpersonal violence prevention. Additionally, WGAC provides advocacy and support for victims of sexual violence, stalking, sexual harassment and relationship violence. Our purpose is to provide a safe and affirming space for the students we serve at Colorado State University, while supporting systemic change to end all forms of oppression within our community.
Adult Learner & Veteran Services
  • Adult Learner & Veteran Services supports the academic success of adult learners and student veterans by providing programs that educate students about the value of using resources that are available at Colorado State and in the Fort Collins community. Adult Learner & Veteran Services also provides many services that support student parents

Ram Post-Eligibility Degree Completion Program

The Colorado State Ram Post-Eligibility Degree Completion Program (PEDCP) is designed to provide financial aid assistance and academic support services for former (post-eligibility) student-athletes looking to return to the university to complete their first undergraduate degree.

Qualified applicants in the Ram PEDCP must first seek assistance from the NCAA through its Degree-Completion Award Program before being considered for the Colorado State Ram PEDCP. Information regarding the NCAA Degree-Completion Award Program can be found at:

Disbursement of Ram PEDCP aid is contingent upon conformity with NCAA Bylaws, Colorado State Athletics policy, and current budgetary limitations. This aid is meant to be used toward tuition, fees and books during the designated timeline to complete an initial undergraduate degree. Room, board or other living expenses are not available under this program. In no case will aid be awarded in excess of the amount of athletically related financial aid the applicant received while a student-athlete at CSU. Any aid request to complete a graduate-level degree or a second undergraduate degree will be denied.

Degree Completion Eligibility Criteria:

All applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible to participate in the program:

Applicants must...

  • Have been a CSU student-athlete who exhausted his or her athletic eligibility while attending Colorado State University Fort Collins.
  • Be eligible for re-admission to Colorado State University and must be accepted for admission.
  • Clear all holds and pay any existing charges on his or her student account before receiving Ram PEDCP aid.
  • Have been denied degree completion aid by the NCAA degree completion award program.
  • Be within 30 credit hours (of course work) of graduation. The 30-credit limit criterion does not include internship credit hours. Any request for additional assistance for credits over 30 remaining hours requires the applicant to provide additional explanation in writing. Approval of financial assistance for credit hours exceeding the 30-hour limit is subject to approval by the Ram PEDCP committee.
  • Not be under contract with, or receiving compensation from, a professional sports organization or agent. If the applicant has signed a professional contract, he or she must first seek tuition assistance from that professional organization and provide documentation of approval or denial justification from that professional organization.
  • Have been a scholarship athlete while attending Colorado State University and not have been dismissed from their team for disciplinary reasons or have voluntarily quit their team before the completion of their final season.
  • Sign the Ram PEDCP Financial Aid Agreement before being awarded aid.

Formal Application Process:

  • Submit Returning Student Application to the Office of Admissions;
  • Complete Post-Eligibility Degree Completion Program Application Form;
  • Submit approved Degree Completion Graduation Plan and Degree Audit following meetings with Student-Athlete Support Staff and college advisor;
  • Submit Volunteer Application;
  • Submit resume; Submit Statement of Intent (essay).
Please Contact Dr. Albert Bimper, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Diversity and Inclusion, at or 970/491-1179 for further details.

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