The Office of Health promotes a healthy and informed student body by initiating, encouraging, and exploring comprehensive health programming for all CSU students.
One major goal of the 2020-2021 ASCSU Office of Health is to enhance current and explore future initiatives aimed at putting an end to Food Insecurity among rams. According to a CSU survey conducted in the Fall of 2013, approximately 10% of students at Colorado State University experience food insecurity, broadly defined as “the state of being without reliable access to sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.” Indicators of food insecurity include skipping meals due to lack of financial resources, cutting the size of meals due to lack of financial resources, experiencing hunger but not eating, the inability to afford balanced meals, and/or running out of food at the end of a pay period.
Through our close relationship with the Rams Against Hunger Programs, the Office of Health and other ASCSU members are working diligently to stock and manage the pocket pantry locations on campus, sustain the impact of the monthly Mobile Food Pantry with the Food Bank of Larimer County, and expand the Ram Food Recovery text alert service. The presence of these programs on campus has already made an impact on providing relief to students in need. Additionally, we are excited to be working on establishing a community garden in partnership with the College of Agricultural Sciences to encourage students to engage in the cultivation of crops and then use the food produced in our existing hunger-relief programs such as the pocket pantries. These unified campus efforts to combat food insecurity in our community are a true testament to the strength, compassion, and dedication of Colorado State University to uphold the tradition of rams taking care of rams.
The goal of Rams Against Hunger at Colorado State University is to serve as emergency food relief for Colorado State University students experiencing food insecurity. ASCSU’s Office of Health works alongside the SLiCE office to directly oversee Rams Against Hunger Programs, sustain current successes, and evaluate new ways to assist students struggling with food insecurity.
The purpose of the YOU@CSU portal is to connect students with campus resources and other online educational tools to increase CSU student success. The innovative digital tool promotes self- reflection, allowing students to be more proactive with their health and well-being in order to make the most of their college experience.
This mission is to promote the complete physical and mental health of the CSU student community by providing quality health care and comprehensive health education and prevention programming. In addition, the Health Network offers educational opportunities and training programs for all levels of health professionals. Through ongoing research, the CSU Health Network evaluates programs and services and assesses student needs to meet our goal of continuous quality improvement.
TOBACCO POLCIY UPDATE
For the health of our university community, no smoking, vaping or tobacco products can be used on Colorado State University campuses.