Maybe you’ve been getting emails from us, maybe you’ve browsed through our virtual campus tour, maybe your parents won’t stop talking about what Colorado State was like back in their day. Maybe you’ve even chatted with a current student. If you’re still looking for ways to really get to know what the culture and student experience is like at CSU, or if there are certain organizations or groups on campus that you want to know more about, some of these social media accounts might be perfect for perusing.
#1. Housing and Dining
Not only does CSU Halls host a YouTube playlist of residence hall tours and share tons of mouth-watering food photos from dining centers, they also share information about important dates, unique events like Pet Night and Environmental Eats, and opportunities for involvement. You can find them on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
#2. Key Communities
Wondering how you’ll get plugged in to campus when you get here? Key Communities are learning communities that you share a residence hall floor with, take your first 2-3 semesters of classes with, experience leadership development and career opportunities with, and lots more. They share about events and opportunities to engage on Facebook, and they just started a new Instagram account.
#3. President McConnell
CSU President Joyce McConnell really loves connecting directly with students and their families — so much so that she recently started her own Twitter and Instagram accounts. She likes to share photos she takes with students (and pets), exciting news about events, rankings and awards, and regular updates from her office.
#4. Proud to be a CSU Ram
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Some of my favorite memories from college so far have been the outdoor adventures I’ve shared with my friends. And if that’s what you’re looking for, what better place to go to school than Colorado? CSU has a lot of amazing resources to help you get outside. One of my personal favorites is the Outdoor Program through @csurec They offer a variety of outdoor activities and provide the gear and the guides! With them I’ve gone rock climbing at Horsetooth Reservoir, snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park, and ice climbing in RMNP. If you’d rather go by yourself, you can also rent gear from the outdoor program! If 14ers are what you’re into, grab a group of friends and leave Fort Collins before the sun rises to summit by lunchtime! ~Sami #csurams #csurec #csuoutdoorprogram #getoutside #rockclimbing #iceclimbing #snowshoeing #RMNP #CSU #ColoradoState #Horsetooth #climb #hike #14er
For weekly takeovers from a variety of current CSU students, check out the Proud to Be a CSU Ram Instagram. Rams will give you a look into what day-to-day life at CSU is really like.
#5. Diversity Offices
Okay, so this isn’t really just one account. There are seven diversity offices at CSU that foster community and provide opportunities for engagement and involvement among several diverse identities of students, and they’re all open to students from any background. Here’s where you can find them on social media:
- Asian Pacific American Cultural Center: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube
- Black/African American Cultural Center: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
- El Centro: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
- Pride Resource Center: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
- Native American Cultural Center: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube
- Student Disability Center: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
- Women and Gender Advocacy Center: Facebook, YouTube, Instagram
#7. The Rocky Mountain Collegian
"As carbon emissions continue to be an uphill battle across the country, Fort Collins is trying to stay on track to keep emissions down." @PaisleeFernau22 #FortCollinscarbonemissions #Fococarbonemissions#Fortcollinsclimateactionhttps://t.co/2MWIPoVROg— The Rocky Mountain Collegian (@CSUCollegian) March 13, 2020
#8. City of Fort Collins
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The Cache la Poudre River is Colorado’s only nationally designated “Wild & Scenic” River. It got its name from French-Canadian trappers hiding their gunpowder, French for hide the powder, during a raging blizzard in the early 1800s. 📸: @anders_j_ipsen #visitfortcollins #visitftcollins #lovefortcollins
If you’re curious about what life in Fort Collins is like, Visit Fort Collins and Downtown Fort Collins are the perfect folks to follow. You’ll find things to do, places to eat and tons of beautiful landscape photos from Visit Fort Collins on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and even Snapchat. Downtown Fort Collins shares posts that feature small businesses and unique events on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
The Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement office, or SLiCE for short, brings together tons of service, engagement and involvement opportunities for Rams. You can find them posting about various projects, events and opportunities like Rams Against Hunger and C.A.N.S. Around the Oval on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.