Inclusion Programs and Services


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 Duan.Ruff@colostate.edu

John Mosely

Rambition is a program dedicated to help foster the overall personal, professional and leadership development of Colorado State University’s female student-athletes. Rambition strives to enhance the experience females student-athletes have as both students and athletes while cultivating a network amongst each other and women in the community. The overall purpose of the program is to help female student-athletes leave Colorado State University as stronger individuals prepared for the next chapter of their lives.

  • Community Engagement
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Social & Professional Networking

Football 101 is a program to help international students better understand American football, CSU traditions, and the role football plays in student life at CSU. This exciting tradition is sponsored by the collaborative efforts of the Allumini Association, Department of Athletics, Office of International Programs, and the Council of International Affairs.

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:

http://www.ncaa.org/ncaa-division-i-degree-completion-award-program

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 Albert.Bimper@colostate.edu or 970/491-1179 for further details.

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