Nontraditional Resources for - Colorado
was very impressed with the resources Colorado offers its nontraditional
students. My favorite site so far is the first one listed here:
Colorado State University Resources for Adult Learners Office.
information was taken straight off this group's
website. Also, they have a Nontraditional
student group with their own website, too!
office address is listed as being in Fort Collins. In the past,
Colorado State University has celebrated Non-Traditional Student
week, had an Adult Student Newsletter, orientations, A No Limits
to Learning series, a Peer Mentor program, nature outings, family
support, free athletic tickets for members children, Pizza gatherings,
Java Jumpstart meetings, and much more. Now they are redoing
their web pages and programs, but still pay special attention
to their nontraditional students. Here is what they offer now
(from the website):
Student Services/Resources for Adult Learners offers a variety
of services and programs for commuter, off-campus and non-traditional
students. * A spacious student lounge to study, check email,
eat lunch or relax between classes * On-line rental listings
for apartments, condos, houses, rooms, and seeking roommates
* Scholarships and scholarship information; childcare referrals;
athletic tickets for children, and Pinnacle Honor Society for
non-traditional students * Support groups, peer mentor programs
and social events for single parent students, veteran students,
women students, and commuter students * Assistance with neighborhood
relations and problem solving * Publications and assistance
with understanding your rights and responsibilities as a tenant
- - - and much more!"
State University at Loveland offers non-courses for
working professionals. These courses include business courses,
a health course, a marketing course, and a leadership course.
University of Denver has some very interesting things
available for their nontraditional students, too. They have
a Women's College
that offers weekend classes for busy nontraditional women. Also,
and the OSHER
Lifelong Learning Institute all offer classes and programs
just for nontrads.
OSHER is especially for adults age 55 and over. University
College has lunchtime enrichment classes and more.
University of Colorado at Boulder has a Nontraditional
student center. Here is the description of it, straight from
Nontraditional Student Center serves students who are married,
divorced, single parents, 25 years old and over, and those who
have returned to college after an extended absence. Students
aged 25 and above comprise 8 percent of undergraduates and 20
percent of all students at CU-Boulder. The center sponsors periodic
lunches with discussions, speakers on various topics, and socials.
Peer advisor training is given by students who volunteer at
the center. Student volunteers answer questions and offer support
in the UMC, or over the phone at 303-492-1536."
State University at Pueblo offers nontraditional students
special days like the Halloween Carnival and also Family Fun
Days. Here is their description from their website:
Student Services is an informal social and educational environment
for non-traditional students where they can become aware of
the services and programs of the University and local community.
The NSS staff plans programs and activities for the CSU-Pueblo
community. Past programs include the Annual Halloween Carnival,
Holiday Food Basket Distribution, Personal Development Workshops,
and Family Fun Days. Non-Traditional Student Services staff
are located in the Office of Student Activities in the Occhiato
University Center, Room 002."
all the links work on this site.
tell from looking up these sites this month that Colorado values
its nontraditional students. There is even a page at the Colorado
Department of Public Education telling about a program of interest
to nontraditional students called the Department
of Extended Studies. This program links colleges and universities
who offer extended studies programs ands continuing education
your Colorado college or university page or your nontraditional
group site by clicking this link.