El Centro

El Centro

El Centro seeks to provide support and strengthen the academic and cultural experiences of students within the CSU community. To achieve this mission, El Centro provides a wide array of workshops and leadership opportunities, as well as Latina/o cultural awareness programs that help to promote student success and retention.

Women Gender Advocacy Center


The Women and Gender Advocacy Center’s (WGAC) main purpose and goal is to provide a safe and affirming environment for the students we serve at Colorado State University. By way of supporting systemic change, the Women and Gender Advocacy Center seeks to put an end to all forms of oppression within our community.

Student Disability Center

Student Disability Center

Student Disability Center recognizes that disability reflects diverse characteristics and experiences, and is an aspect of diversity integral to society. To that end, we collaborate with students, instructors, staff, and community members to create useable, equitable, inclusive, and sustainable learning environments.



The mission of the Native American Cultural Center (NACC) is to ensure a successful educational experience for students by providing support and services related to recruitment, retention, graduation, and community outreach. Embracing a supportive environment based on the traditions and cultures of Native American peoples.

Love Pride

Pride Resource Center

The Pride Resource Center (formerly GLBTQQA) provides resources and support for all CSU community members to explore and increase their understanding of sexual/romantic orientation, gender, and identity intersection. Our vision is to create inclusive and respectful environments and experiences at Colorado State University.



The Black/African American Cultural Center (BAACC) assists students who identify as or with the Black/African American culture with their transition to Colorado State University by providing various streams of support and encouragement, directly impacting their academic, professional, cultural, and personal development.



The Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC) provides programs and services designed to support the retention, graduation, and success of students. The APACC office contributes to an inclusive campus environment by providing the resources for Asian Pacific American awareness and education.

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‘LSC 7’ member Lory Runyan demonstrates the resonance of student voice

Sitting in William E. Morgan’s living room with a few of her peers, joking over cherries jubilee, Lory Tyler Runyan had no idea the impact she would be leaving on her university.  Fifty years later, we are celebrating her legacy. This year marks the 50th birthday of the Lory Student Center, hub of student-life and activity on campus.  Named after Charles A. Lory, Colorado State University’s President from 1909 to 1940, the LSC is known as the center of campus …

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‘LSC 7’ member Nancy Williams still involved in CSU community

After hitch-hiking to Alaska, go-go dancing in Fairbanks, and traveling the country in a car painted red, white, and blue, Nancy Williams York eventually decided to settle in Fort Collins – though her life hardly settled down. York graduated from Colorado State University in 1960 and is one of the “LSC 7,” a group of student leaders pictured in front of the Lory Student Center’s 1960s ground-breaking photo. Along with participation in the photo, York was an active student leader …

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Neighbors continues CSU’s connections with ‘LSC 7’

Colorado State University students clamoring to oust the football coach is a sentiment shared across generations.  According to Bill Neighbors, a student here during the 1950s and one of the forefathers of the Lory Student Center, this sentiment is something he still remembers today.  Reflecting on hot topics from when he was a student, Bill replied: “Same as always. We wanted to fire the football coach.” Neighbors was one of the student leaders featured in a 1960s picture of the …

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