Universal Design

Lactation rooms, shower rooms, break rooms, meditation rooms, gender inclusive restrooms, and free period products expand access to resources and heighten awareness of multiple identities including religion, gender, ability, and parenthood. Universal design also reduces the need for a personal vehicle, provides private and safe spaces, and promotes inclusivity.

The Spoke

The Spoke is a low-cost bike repair shop run by student mechanics as a living lab. If students stay to learn how to make repairs to their bike, there is no cost for labor and students only need to purchase parts. 75% of bike shops reported having an all-male service department2. The Spoke has made it a goal to train female mechanics.


Alternative Transportation

CSU is one of just five Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Universities in the U.S. A City of Fort Collins bus pass is provided to all faculty and staff as part of the benefits package and to all students as part of the student fee package. Around the Horn, a no-cost campus shuttle, runs every 10 minutes during the academic year and every 30 minutes in the summer.  CSU also offers a ski bus, a stop for the bus that runs to Denver, and several shuttle stops on campus for housing developments and airport shuttles.


ClimateWise is a free, voluntary program for Fort Collins Businesses to reduce their impact, save money, and gain recognition for their achievements in energy and water conservation, waste reduction, alternative transportation, and social responsibility. CSU has been a Platinum ClimateWise partner for 9 years and a member since 2000.