We are very excited to welcome you to campus this August and have been working hard to make necessary adjustments to your Learning Community experience in order to meet the guidelines put forth by health officials and the university. With every announcement made related to adjustments for Fall 2020, we want you to know that Learning Communities are committed to fostering a great experience for our students.
One modification to your Learning Community experience relates to designated housing that may have been previously communicated through the application process. University Housing is following the direction of the university and local health officials to determine the best way to move forward with assignments. Normally, Learning Community students are required to live in designated floors within specific residence halls; however, given the direction University Housing must take in keeping student’s health and safety a priority, we are unable to guarantee students will be assigned to a specific hall. Regardless of where a student is assigned within housing, they will still be able to participate in the Learning Community, and we will work closely with our University Housing partners in supporting the residential experience of students within their assigned hall. While things may look different in the fall, in partnership with other residential learning communities and University Housing, we are committed to providing experiential components that will positively contribute to your CSU experience.
Finally, more information from your Learning Community will be sent to students regarding any orientation dates and other requirements.
Please see the recent communication from Housing for information related to the assignments process. For latest information, you can also check: https://housing.colostate.edu/covid-19. If you have specific questions about your residence hall assignment you can also contact University Housing by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact your Learning Community for more specific information.
We thank you for your cooperation and stay safe and enjoy the rest of the summer. We look forward to seeing you in August!
Campus Connections Learning Community
(Formerly Campus Corps)
THERE IS MORE TO CAMPUS CONNECTIONS THAN SERVING AS A MENTOR…
JOIN THE CAMPUS CONNECTIONS LEARNING COMMUNITY!
Campus Connections: Therapeutic Mentoring for At Risk Youth engages CSU students with at-risk youth through a 3 credit service-learning course. The Campus Connections Learning Community (CCLC) provides ongoing opportunities for CSU students to stay involved with Campus Connections throughout their CSU career.
To join the CCLC, students first enroll in a 3 credit course called Campus Connections (HDFS 470). Go to the “How to Become a Mentor” page to find out how to apply to serve as a mentor and register for the 3 credit HDFS470 course. This course is open to all majors (over 95 different majors are represented in this course to date). In this unique service learning course, students mentor at-risk youth in a weekly structured group mentoring program on campus.
Students sign up for 1-8 credits in other areas related to Campus Connections (contact Jen Krafchick for more info). Participation in the CCLC allows students to gain experience working with at-risk youth, develop relationships with other CCLC students and faculty, develop leadership skills, build their resume and professionalism, and help to improve the lives of local youth. Additionally, our research shows that students who participate in Campus Connections are more likely to stay at CSU and complete graduate from college than similar students who don’t get involved in Campus Connections.
Here is what CSU students say about CCLC.
In order to be in the CCLC each semester you must sign up for at least one Campus Connections related credit. See details below about the different roles members of the CCLC play in Campus Connections.
In addition to the curricular part of Campus Connections (academic credits), we also get together for co-curriculum activities such as volunteering in the community or on campus together, attending a campus event together, social events such as dinners, etc.
Campus Connections is open to all CSU students including first year students, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and transfer students in Fall, Spring, and/or Summer semesters. It is open to all majors and to students who are undeclared. Students must be attending Colorado State University to take part in Campus Connections.
If you are involved in any Campus Connections opportunity for 1-8 credits, you will be invited to join the CCLC and stay involved in Campus Cpnnections as little or as much as you like. You will fill out a short application that we will provide to you.
*Please note: All students interested in serving as an HDFS Intern must (1) be an HDFS major; and (2) must successfully complete the HDFS internship placement process and be offered an internship with Campus Connections. For more information about the local internship placement process and options at Campus Connections, please visit: http://hdfs.chhs.colostate.edu/students/undergraduate/practicum.aspx
For more information about the Campus Connections Learning Community, please contact: