WE ARE THE LIBERAL ARTS.
AND SO ARE YOU.
A note from the Dean
In the College of Liberal Arts, we are driven by our passion to pursue knowledge, our intrinsic desire to create, and our dedication to engagement in our communities.
We are learners, who share a curiosity for our world that connects across disciplines and reflects our dynamic, diverse, and multiple interests.
We are scholars, exploring the intersections among teaching, scholarship, and research.
We are meaningfully engaged in our communities, moved by knowledge and empathy to put our education into action.
We are the liberal arts, and so are you. Throughout the following pages, I invite you to see our philosophy in action, explore opportunities to engage with us, and discover where your support can make a meaningful impact on the College of Liberal Arts.
Benjamin C. Withers, Ph.D.
As part of Colorado State University’s State Your Purpose Campaign to raise $1 billion by 2020, the College of Liberal Arts had an individual goal to raise $35 million for our students, programs, faculty, and research. Not only did we achieve this goal, but we exceeded it.
Campaign Progress as of Aug. 13, 2020.
Merit-Based Scholarships celebrate student achievement and encourage continued success.
The Daniel Canete Music Performance Scholarship Endowment supports exceptional CSU music students, who seek to share their talents and love of music with their community and the world.
Need-based scholarships support liberal arts students with financial need, enabling them to complete their degrees without financial hardship.
The Gateway to Graduation Scholarship meets the immediate financial need of College of Liberal Arts who require additional assistance to overcome financial barriers that could jeopardize their goal of reaching graduation.
Learning spaces make a real difference for students, who engage in their classes more deeply through technologically advanced, interactive spaces.
The University Center for the Arts recently received $1.5 million for substantial AV and technology enhancements to create more dynamic learning and performance spaces.
Programmatic and research support provides students and faculty with the latest equipment and technology, supports the development of new course materials and teaching techniques, and takes learning outside the classroom for hands-on, experiential learning opportunities.
The Straayer Center for Public Service Leadership develops engaged leaders through semester-long public service internships across the country and brings community leaders to the CSU campus to promote civic discourse and participate in student mentorship.
WHAT DRIVES YOU?
Explore where your passions and our College of Liberal Arts priorities align.
Through exploration and an inquisitive spirit, we teach our students to solve critical problems and understand the intrinsic value of the liberal arts. By building a community of learners, we provide our students with the space to question, share, and play with their ideas.
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We cater our programs to a variety of learning styles, providing access to our award-winning courses by meeting our diverse student needs.
The Liberal Arts & Community Engagement program immerses students in the rich history, culture, language, and community at the CSU Todos Santos Center in Baja California Sur, Mexico.
EMPOWER WITH KNOWLEDGE
We believe that scholarship is active, creative, and interactive, with our faculty bringing their scholarship endeavors into the classroom to inspire their students.
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Building a Community of Scholars
It is through shared scholarship that the liberal arts flourish. By bringing researchers, artists, and professionals to the CSU campus, our students experience diverse perspectives and explore new ideas.
The Scott Artist Series Endowment attracts inspirational speakers and artists to share creative and innovative ideas to broaden the horizons of CSU art students.
We embody CSU’s land-grant mission through our drive to engage and our passion for serving others. We put our education to work, teaching our students how to take meaningful action through outreach programs, as well as welcoming community members into the University through the performing and visual arts.
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Elevating Engagement Programs
Engagement programs out of the College of Liberal Arts are centered on inclusion and erasing societal divides by practically applying a liberal arts education in the service of others.
The ACT Human Rights Film Festival brings together the Colorado State University and Northern Colorado community to witness human rights stories from around the world and to move toward change through meaningful dialogue with special film guests after each screening.