Student Parent

Student Parent Support

Colorado State University’s Adult Learner & Veteran Services (ALVS) recognizes the hard work that student parents put into balancing family life, parenthood, and college coursework. While finding that balance is not always the easiest of tasks, the ALVS is a safe space for student parents to access resources and support as they balance parenting while pursuing their degree. These resources are open to students of all ages and backgrounds. Questions on additional ways you can receive support as a student parent on campus? Contact us on our Live Chat or call us at (970) 491-3977.

How ALVS Supports Student Parents

Through the ALVS, student parents can find a comprehensive array of scholarships, child care resources, academic support, mental health resources, financial aid assistance, recreational and volunteer opportunities, housing resources, and diversity programs on and near campus.

Planned Leave at CSU – Student Case Management

Opportunity to get time off for extended periods postpartum.

Planned Leave | Office of the Registrar

  • Unlike “stopping-out,” Planned Leave allows students to maintain enrollment eligibility without having to pursue the readmission process.

  • Requirements:

    •  The deadline to request Planned Leave is 12:00 PM MST (Noon) on the Thursday prior to the start of classes each term.

    • Must have been enrolled as a degree-seeking student for at least one semester prior to requesting Planned Leave.

    • Must have approval of designated departments in specialized cases (refer to Impacts for NCAA D1 Athletes and Impacts for International Students)

Get involved with CSU’s Student Parent Organization!

The Student Parent Organization (SPO) strives to build community and provide support for CSU students who are raising children as parents or guardians. SPO aims to meet twice a month and encourages all students, regardless of what point they are at in their parenting journey, to join us. SPO welcomes all students, graduate or undergraduate, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Though childcare is not provided, children are always welcome to SPO events and meetings.