Student org sampler: 4 CSU clubs with a heart for service

A young boy sits atop a horse during an equine therapy session at Colorado State.

Clubs and student organizations can be a major key to finding your place in college. You’ve probably heard once (or twice) that CSU has a few student-run clubs and organizations – around 500, in fact! That’s right. Along with our diverse student population comes a seemingly infinite list of hobbies, passions, talents, and ways to get involved on campus, all the way from Apiculture Club to Zero Waste Team. Not only can clubs and student organizations be a great way to meet new people who you have something in common with, but they can also help you develop your talents and interests into careers and lifelong passions.

We know 500 is a big number (you can browse through all student orgs on RamLink), so we’ll be sharing some examples of different types of student organizations that might be your perfect fit at CSU. Here are four student organizations that that are all about serving others.

#1. Rams Without Borders

Members of Rams Without Borders pose for a group photo beneath rooftop solar arrays.

The Colorado State chapter of Engineers Without Borders is about much more than engineering. Students from a variety of backgrounds including design, marketing and business can join Rams Without Borders to take part in service and community development projects that are improving lives in places like El Salvador, Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, and even in our own Fort Collins neighborhoods. You can learn more about Rams Without Borders on Facebook, Instagram, and its website.

#2. Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy

A young boy sits atop a horse during an equine therapy session at Colorado State.

The Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies Club gives students the opportunity to learn about the world of equine therapy and get hands-on experience through volunteering, facility visits, and beyond. If you’re looking for a way to combine your love for horses with your love for helping others, learn more about the EAAT Club on its website.

#3. Habitat for Humanity

Members of Habitat for Humanity CSU pose for a group photo in front of a home build in progress.

If you like working with your hands and connecting with your local community, Habitat for Humanity CSU might be the club for you. This student chapter partners with the local Fort Collins chapter to work to meet housing needs by constructing affordable homes for people in need. Check out Habitat for Humanity CSU on Facebook and on its website.

#4. Special Olympics College

Combine your love for sports with your love for inclusion and connection by joining the CSU chapter of Special Olympics College. Special Olympics College gives students the opportunity to connect with individuals with intellectual disabilities through sports, leaderships opportunities, and advocacy. You can find the CSU Special Olympics chapter on Facebook.

See the full list of student organizations at Colorado State.

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Mary Alice Truitt

Mary Alice has been a visual creator and communicator for the CSU Office of Admissions since September of 2019. She is a life-long learner and is passionate about access, inclusion, pub trivia, and her Spotify playlists.