Movie Screening April 24-26


We are bringing the film Can we talk? by Dr. Kendall Moore to CSU. This film explores the issue of ‘social belonging’ in the context of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and the effect it has on the lives of underrepresented people of color (UR-POC) who are pursuing an education or career in STEM; or, have decided to leave because of an overwhelming feeling of not belonging.
If you are interested in viewing this film, you can register here. You will be able to view the film on your own time from April 24-26th and Dr. Moore will lead a discussion of the film on April 26th from 11am – 12:15pm (zoom link to follow).
We hope you will join us!

CSU chapters of Graduate Women in Science, SACNAS, Science in Action, SEEDS, oSTEM, and the GSOs for Chemistry and MIP

Want to Volunteer?

The ARDEC South Food Security Project is an opportunity to work with students, professors, and staff from across Colorado State University (CSU) to promote food security on campus! The purpose is to gain experience in the growing and harvesting of food and to promote food security for CSU students. Last year, just a few volunteers were able to grow, harvest, and donate 3,000 + lbs of fresh produce to RAMS Against Hunger and the Mobile Food Pantry at CSU! This year, we are hoping to expand even further.

If you are interested in helping this year, please fill out the survey below, and we will follow-up with more information. Volunteer hours over the summer are very flexible, and access to fresh produce is a great bonus  =). Feel free to reach out to Savannah Hobbs at with any questions.



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Podcast Book Club

Join the Graduate Student Council on Friday, February 19th at 5 PM MT for a book club without the commitment of a book! The podcast book club will meet once a month to discuss two to three podcasts related to graduate school, current events, or general wellbeing. For the month of February, we will be discussing two podcasts related to mindfulness and how to be mindful in the workplace. Both podcasts are from the Peabody Award-winning On Being with Krista Tippett project:

If you are interested in attending or have podcast or theme recommendations for next month, please fill out this form:!

Zoom Link for February Podcast Book Club Meeting:

Now Accepting Applications

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Professional Development & Supply Award

Applications are due by Friday, March 5th at 5 pm MST

Hello Graduate Students,

The Graduate Student Council (GSC) and the Graduate School are announcing the application opening for winter awards. Due to the suspension of travel and in-person conferences, the GSC transformed our travel award into a professional development and supply award in May 2020. Broadly, the money from these awards can be applied to registration fees for a virtual conference, covering the licensing fee for software for your home computer, textbooks, a hard drive for backing up your work, gas for approved field work trips, generally any supplies (technology or art) that support your working at home, etc. If you can justify how this money will support your graduate work (and is in compliance with the university) we want to fund it. Please work with your department staff to facilitate purchases and find out what your department can purchase, as all purchases must go through the university system and approved suppliers. The award is open to all graduate students attending CSU.

For this award period, we are offering $2,500 in awards split into six awards of $250 each and ten awards of $100 each. 

The application for these awards is similar to the previous travel award but streamlined. We would like to know about your graduate research or program in jargon-free, general terms, what you would spend the award on, and how that will help support your graduate career.

Applications are due by Friday, March 5th at 5:00 PM MDT. Students receiving the award will be notified within 10-14 days and funds will be transferred shortly after to the home department or college of the student awardees.

All students who receive an award must provide an account number so we can transfer funds to their home departments. If the award is applied towards off-campus travel, proof of University approval may need to be submitted. Students must save receipts and provide necessary documentation to their home department for the funds to be provided. It is up to each student to work with their home department to receive the funds once they have been transferred.

Recipients of GSC awards may be contacted by a representative from the Office of University Advancement to gather information on the impact of this pilot award on the recipient’s professional development. This information may be shared with donors for the purpose of donor stewardship.

How to Apply

You can fill out an application here, or at



Please direct any application related questions to and good luck!

For general questions, or suggestions on how we can better serve you graduate students, please email

Virtual Yoga Class

Join the Graduate Student Council and the CSU Campus Recreation Center for an hour of restorative yoga on February 9th, 2021 at 4 PM MT! The yoga class is open to all levels and will last approximately 50 minutes. Come try out the Campus Rec virtual services with other graduate students!
Time: February 9th, 2021, 4 – 5 pm
Place: Zoom (passcode rec)

For more information, please check out the Campus Rec website:

CSU Campus Rec virtual classes are open to all students, staff and faculty.



First Meeting of Spring 2021

Dear Graduate Students,

We hope everyone is having a good start to the spring semester! We would like to invite all graduate students to the upcoming Graduate Student Council (GSC) general meeting next Tuesday, February 2, at 6:00 p.m. MT. This month, we will have a presentation from the GSC Diversity & Inclusion Committee. You can review the full agenda for the meeting here.

To join the meeting, please use the following Zoom ID:

If you would like to learn more about GSC, including upcoming events, or are looking for graduate student resources, please visit

We look forward to seeing you all next week!

The Graduate Student Council Officer Team

cc: Graduate Coordinators

Open Forum

Dear CSU Graduate Student Stakeholders,

As the chair of the search committee for the Vice President for Diversity, I would like to invite you to a student stakeholders session with the search firm.  This series of open forums is intended to gather input and feedback from the Colorado State University community on the search and job description for the next Vice President for Diversity.

 Thursday, January 21, 12-1 pm

 Register for Student Stakeholders session

In addition, two open sessions are being held for any CSU student, faculty or staff member to attend:

Thursday, Jan. 21, 4-5 p.m.
Register for Jan-21 open session.

Friday, Jan. 22, noon-1 p.m.
Register for Jan-22 open session.

See the Vice President for Diversity Executive Search page for up-to-date information.

Please reach out with any questions or additional feedback. Thank you for your support with this important search.



Karen Estlund

Dean of Libraries

Colorado State University


Join Our Virtual Holiday Event

 Join us for the Winter Happy Hour and Movie Night
Join the Graduate Student Council in celebrating the end of a virtual semester with a virtual happy hour and movie night on Saturday, December 19, 2020! Join us at 5:00 P.M. M.T. for a virtual happy hour (bring your own beverage) to decompress, destress, and get to know other graduate students.
Then at 6:00 P.M. M.T., join us in watching Elf – chosen by popular demand! Get in your comfiest winter pajamas and meet us on your couch this Saturday. Use the Zoom link below to join us for happy hour, movie night, or both!

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