For questions and/or concerns related to local/state government and issues concerning CSU students, please contact the Director of Governmental Affairs.
State Law and Policy
The Office of State and Local Policy serves as an advocate and voice for students off campus, with our city, county and state elected officials. Additionally, by consulting with ASCSU/s contract lobbyist and consultants to effect meaningful and positive change. The Office is State and Local Policy’s long-term goals are increasing collaboration with community stakeholders and the city council, educate and increase student voter engagement, and addressing affordable housing problems facing students.
To date, we have developed a timeline to present to the City of Fort Collins a realistic and feasible alternative, revision, or addition to the current U+2 Policy. By consulting with City Counselors, City Administrative Professionals, Community Members, Local Businesses, and students, we are working to develop an alternative policy that is reflective of the Fort Collins Pillars of Social Sustainability while not artificially inflating the cost of living and rental prices in the City of Fort Collins.
Finally, in our mission to promote voter engagement, in March we take a group of Rams to the Colorado State Capital to meet with and hear from Elected Representatives and watch our government in action. If there is a resource our office can connect you with, or you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out!
Fort Collins city council members act as the legislative branch of the Fort Collins government, as well as the main policy-making body. The council also looks to the city’s goals, major projects and infrastructure improvements ranging from community growth to land use to finances and strategic planning. The Office of State & Local Policy (OSLP) regularly attends City Council Sessions and meets with community stakeholders to adovate on behalf of students.