Great Conversations

Great Conversations

The Great Conversations program brings together a community of engaged learners who receive unique access to liberal arts faculty, explore the latest scholarship from the College of Liberal Arts, and participate in lively discussion around topics of local, national, and global importance. Conversation topics reflect the vibrancy and diversity of the College of Liberal Arts, showcasing premier research across the humanities, performing arts, and social sciences.

Membership directly supports the Ann Gill Faculty Development fund, an essential resource for liberal arts research, outreach, and creative artistry that ensures our faculty remain on the cutting edge of their disciplines, developing new knowledge and capabilities that, in turn, benefit the students who work and learn alongside them at Colorado State University.

We look forward to having great conversations with you in our 2023-2024 season!

Three Great Conversations members discussing at the Summer Soiree

Membership Levels

1870 Membership: $1,870

As a member at the $1,870 level you will receive exclusive College and University benefits including:

  • Invitation to four Great Conversations events per year
  • Invitation to the Summer Soiree year-end celebration
  • Membership to Colorado State University’s 1870 Club, and all associated benefits


Dean's Circle: $2,500

Increase your impact by joining the Great Conversations Dean’s Circle at the $2,500 level.

By joining the Dean’s Circle level, you will receive all of the Great Conversations membership benefits, as well as special recognition and more opportunities to interact with faculty.

Anniversary: $5,000

A membership level commemorating 25+ years of Great Conversations!

By joining the Commemorative Anniversary level, you will receive all of the Great Conversations membership and Dean's Circle benefits, as well as elevated access to the Dean.

2023-2024 Season

This season is generously sponsored by Dellenbach Subaru

Dellenbach Subaru


Dean's Circle Member at Great Conversations social event

Membership Details

Great Conversations membership starts at $1,870 per household. By joining at the $5,000 or $2,500 level you will receive recognition and special access for your increased support. You may give as an individual, family, or business. Your entire membership gift will be directed toward the Ann Gill Faculty Development fund, and may be tax-deductible.

To join as a Great Conversations member, click the button below or contact Emily Waldron with questions at 970-491-0349, or