Colorado State University means many things to many people. Sure, it’s a great university – one that prepares students for the real world by providing a world-class education – but you already knew that.
CSU, though, is so much more. It’s a place where generosity and loyalty live. The $53.3 million gift from alumnus Walter Scott, Jr. – the largest in the university’s history – stands as testament to the love our graduates carry with them. The Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering is now named in his honor.
It’s a place that cares deeply for those who have risked their lives for our country in the armed services. And it’s a place that has celebrated diversity for decades – witness the 40th anniversary celebrations for El Centro and the Black/African American Cultural Center.
It’s a place where living, breathing symbols of our heritage – bison, direct descendants of the herds that once thundered across the plains – thrive again, thanks to our research. It’s a place where modern technology meets old-fashioned competition in a virtual reality hackathon. (Of course, CSU students won!)
And it’s a place that isn’t afraid to have a sense of humor – and share it with the world. Members of the football team risked sour stomachs and put their funny bones on display for an iconic video – and still earned a spot in their fourth consecutive bowl game.
It’s no wonder that CSU once again welcomed the largest freshman class in its history and now can claim more than 33,000 students. They wanted to be part of a place where great things are happening!