Welcome to the Collaborative for Student Achievement at Colorado State. Our department is dynamic and empowers students to make the most of their educational experiences beginning with orientation and continuing through graduation. Student Achievement reports to both the Division of Student Affairs and the Division of Academic Affairs as our services are integral to both the academic and personal success of students.

A continuum of services is offered including

Community for Excellence Scholar Programs Enriches students’ successful transition to the campus community, enhances sense of belonging, connection, and integration to CSU, and guides students to graduation.
Key Communities Offers a welcoming environment that honors individual life stories by bringing together dedicated students from diverse backgrounds in a community that supports student success
Health Professions Advising Assists students in exploring and preparing for careers in human and animal health, through academic, community and professional engagement.
Orientation and Transition Programs Building upon the connections established at orientation and continued through transition programs, new students engage with student leaders, staff and faculty to learn about academic and personal success as they aspire to graduate from CSU.
Outreach and Support Programs Provides academic guidance and resources to assist students in overcoming challenges, fosters a support network for students, and promotes university-wide outreach initiatives to increase student success.
Exploratory Studies Student Advising Honor each student’s unique life story, guide students in their transition to college life, and engage students in academic exploration and development.

Our dedicated, competent, and motivated staff look forward to working with you.

The Collaborative for Student Achievement also leads or is heavily involved in a few initiatives that involve many departments.

University Learning Communities Initiative Coordinating efforts between all the learning communities at CSU
Taking Stock Collaborates with Residential Life, Transfer Transition Programs, International Programs, and Off-Campus Life to distribute  a survey for new students at the beginning of the semester followed up with individual conversations with students.  Works with academic departments to implement   Early Performance Feedback with targeted first year courses, and coordinates outreach from Housing staff and Academic Success Coordinators/Advisers . Collaborate with TiLT Learning Programs to implement U-Turn, a one-day event in fall and in spring for students who want to improve their academic performance.
Scholastic Standards Committee Coordinates the Scholastic Standards Faculty Council committee who reviews academic dismissal appeals and retroactive withdrawal appeals, and provide communication to students regarding their scholastic standards status.

Dismissal Appeals: http://appeals.casa.colostate.edu
Retroactive Withdrawals: http://retros.casa.colostate.edu

Advisor Training Training sessions for Advisors and Academic Success Coordinators, both new and continuing, on the many tools, resources, and best practices on campus.