At the College of Liberal Arts, we study the cultural, social, environmental, and historical context in which we live and examine what it means to be human.
- We are built on the foundation of critical thought, communication, and creativity.
- We are dedicated to preparing future leaders to improve the world.
- We've combined these beliefs with a focus on sustainability and real-world experience. Our students get their hands dirty, so to speak, by getting out of the classroom and into the community.
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PRINCIPLES OF COMMUNITY
The Colorado State community is built upon five principles that create the welcoming and supportive learning environment we're proud of.
- Social Justice
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT SNAPSHOT
76% Colorado residents
25% identify as racially or ethnically diverse
26% first generation
83% liberal arts undergraduates have secured future plans by graduation
Liberal arts undergraduates study, intern, and volunteer abroad 2–3 times more than other CSU students
43 liberal arts student organizations/clubs (in addition to hundreds of others across the university)
15+ centers for internships and research opportunities
200+ liberal arts students enhance their education by participating in the University Honors Program
Unsure about what you want to study? Worried about finding your community? We know college searching can be overwhelming.
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OUR LEARNING SPACES
The College of Liberal Arts is centrally located on campus, making us easily accessible to all students. We're also home to dozens of academic centers and unique classroom spaces that are tailored to our programs. Whether you're developing film in our dark room or performing for a full crowd in the University Theatre, our learning spaces are designed for our students.
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CLA Recruitment Coordinator
Jessica Rencher loves education and has a passion for the outdoors. She is currently working on her Ph.D. in Human Resources and Education. Previously Jessica dedicated her talent as a Dean of Students in Denver at a K-12 public school, first grade teacher in Fort Collins, Colorado, a zip-line guide in the coastal Redwoods in Santa Cruz, California, advised international students at The American School in Switzerland in Lugano, Switzerland and taught science on Cape Cod during the summers. Jessica graduated with a B.S. in Biology with an emphasis in teaching from California Polytechnic State University and earned a M.Ed. from Colorado State University. She loves spending time with family and friends, playing the violin, reading, skiing and adventuring around the world!