The Center for International Programs and Inclusive Excellence (The Center) develops, promotes, and supports a welcoming environment for our diverse campus community by promoting equity, educational opportunities, global understanding, and intercultural awareness where all members are valued, supported, and respected.
Located in the Occhiato Student Center (OSC), room 104/106, the Center is a space for students to seek resources and find community. Programs housed in The Center are the following: CAMP Spiritual Life, First-Generation Mentoring Programs, UnDocu Student Support, HSI Initatives, Study Abroad, the English Language Institute, National Student Exchange, and International Programs.
The Center staff maintains an open door policy, ensuring that every student has an opportunity to be heard and helped when needed.
The Center collaborates with several organizations and departments to sponsor diversity programming throughout the year. These activities are held in conjunction with national holidays and cultural celebrations and are open to the entire student population and the local community.
Examples include: Hispanic Heritage Month, Martin Luther King’s Birthday, Black History Month, International Education Week, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History Month, Native American Heritage Month, Women’s History Month, Asian & Paciﬁc Islander Heritage Month, and more.
The Center provides diversity training to students throughout the academic year on topics including cultural awareness, safe zone/LGBTQ+ Ally training, microaggression training, undocumented student support, supporting first generation college students, and more. Student organizations and departments can request training sessions by contacting the Center at 719-549-2329.
Intellectual growth is important outside the classroom; therefore, activities and programs involving academic and student services departments are scheduled throughout the term to assist students to develop critical thinking; provide students with the skills necessary to maximize their talents and knowledge in order to advance towards a degree; and to develop an understanding of diversity in literature, art, mathematics, science, social science, and globally.
The Center also utilizes a variety of strategies such as cultural and diversity workshops and programs to develop an awareness of the diversity in our global society.
The Center provides information for students to learn about educational and career opportunities. The Center staff conducts, supports, and co-sponsors programs that encourage student learning and enhance student retention such as local and national internships, conferences, and workshops. Students are also encouraged to participate
Facilities, Technology, and Equipment
The Center offers space for students to gather and meet. There are computer workstations, study areas, a microwave, a television, and conference room for meetings and study group sessions. The Center is open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and offers extended hours to accommodate student organizations throughout the academic year. The Center is available upon request for the utilization of student organizations, departments, or committees by calling (719) 549-2329.
Support for International Students
International Student Orientation
All new international students to CSU Pueblo are required to participate in a mandatory orientation upon arrival. During orientation, new students will learn important information about maintaining their visa status and ways to be successful as a student. New students will be administered English, math, and reading placement exams. Results will determine registration into the appropriate course(s) and do not interfere with admission to the University.
Academic advising is provided for ﬁrst year international students.
International students are encouraged to participate in all activities offered by CSU Pueblo. In addition, the Center hosts individual events throughout the academic year. Annual events include International Education Week, holiday celebrations, and other cultural programs.
English Language Institute (ELI)
The ELI of CSU Pueblo offers those lacking English proﬁciency a way to become proﬁcient for entrance into university level coursework. ELI provides high quality English instruction in a fully-integrated university setting. Students are offered conditional letters of
The Center is also the origination point for those CSU Pueblo students interested in Study Abroad and Student Exchange Programs. Such opportunities allow students to study in accredited universities throughout the world. Acceptance into regular major programs, pending proof of language proﬁciency. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
All international students are able to obtain free tutoring, as needed, in the area of language skill development. Individual and group appointments can be made accordingly in The Center. Other academic tutoring is available across campus in various academic subjects.
National Student Exchange (NSE)
National Student Exchange (NSE) is a program of over 200 colleges and universities that assist undergraduate students in attending American universities in almost every state and several U.S. territories for up to one year.
Instead of crossing oceans, NSE students cross state, regional, provincial, and cultural borders.
Federally-funded ﬁnancial aid may be used by eligible Study Abroad/NSE participants enrolling at U.S. member colleges and universities.
Interested students can contact The Center and speak with the NSE coordinator, who will assist you in ﬁnding the right university with the right combination of courses, facilities, and environment to meet student’s academic, personal needs, and interests. The Center is located in the OSC, Suite 104/106. Phone: (719) 549-2329.
Study Abroad Programs
Colorado State University Pueblo recognizes the beneﬁt of an education that includes international experiences. Consequently, the University encourages students with second language proﬁciency, when appropriate, to enroll in the CSU Pueblo Study Abroad Program. Students wishing to increase cultural awareness, or competency in subjects offered in international settings, are encouraged to contact The Center. Study abroad opportunities for CSU Pueblo students are presently available in accredited universities in: France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Mexico, the Czech Republic and Thailand. Some schools teach in English; therefore, second language proﬁciency may not be required.
For more information call (719) 549-2329 or email email@example.com. Contact may be made directly with the study abroad coordinator by visiting Suite 104/106 in the Occhiato Student Center.