March 2014 - Vol. 14.3
CSU Off-Campus Life

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Protect Your Identity


With the latest changes in technology, there is greater risk to having your identity stolen. Below are some tips that you can use to protect yourself and your identity.

 1. Social Media: There is a wealth of information predators can access through social media. By using simple information about you (birthdate, pet name, etc.) predators can gain access to your various accounts. Make sure to keep as much as you can private to keep predators from guessing your passwords. 

2. Phone Apps: With the ability to keep a lot of information on your personal phone, some applications are able to take information off of your phone. Make sure that the applications you are downloading are coming from a legitimate source.   

3. Public Wi-Fi: Watch where you are connecting to the internet. Public Wi-Fi can seem safe; however, these are hubs for criminals to hack into and steal information off your personal computer.

 4. Watch the Peekers: At ATMs watch for people standing too closely behind you, and try to cover the buttons as you input your pin number. This is a simple way to keep someone from stealing that information. 

5. Beware of the Fake Call: Scammers will try to get your information over the phone by pretending to be your bank or other seemingly official representative. Make sure to communicate directly with your bank by calling them instead of accepting calls, and try not to give sensitive information over the phone. 

The reason why this is important is because the process of recovering and restoring your identity is long and difficult, and it might not result in the solution you would like. Sometimes a person may never be able to recover stolen money and may have to work for years to restore credit scores. 

Information was compiled from 6 tips to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft  and Protecting yourself from Identity Theft 

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Academic and Study Skills Workshops

TILT and Tutoring!
TILT has scheduled their workshops and tutoring. The information on when and where these events take place is available on their website. Their workshops for this month are listed below. Another resource that is relatively unknown is the free tutoring offered through the Native American Cultural Center (NACC).

This tutoring is available to all students and is available for multiple classes. If you are interested in the tutoring at the NACC office check out the schedule on their website

TILT workshops: 
Mindfully Managing Stress: March 3, & 6 
Apps for Academic Success: March 10, & 13
Motivation and Goal Setting: March 24, 25, & 27
Navagting CSU's Online Resources: High Impact Learning Strategies: March 31, April 1, & 3

These workshops are: 
Mondays @ 4pm with Miriam Iams
Tuesdays @ 5pm with Neely Clapp
Thursdays @ 6pm with Teri Gadd


Volunteering with the 2014 Project Homeless Connect 

The Office for Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement (SLiCE) is now accepting volunteers for the 2014 Project Homeless Connect event. Project Homeless Connect is a one-day event that provides individuals and families currently experiencing homelessness with access to vital services such as: rapid re-housing, basic medical exams, legal advice and much more. It’s a one-stop shop for assistance that helps families stop struggling and paves the way for their success. This year, Project Homeless Connect will take place on Friday, April 11, 2014 at the Aztlan Community Center in Old Town.

This is a unique and meaningful volunteer experience! Volunteers are matched one-on-one with a person or family experiencing homelessness. Volunteers then help the individual/family navigate the event and access a variety of services aimed at helping to stop the cycle of homelessness! Previous volunteers at the event have described their experience as “life-changing.”

Signing up is easy! Simply visit this website to volunteer! 

All volunteers receive a 1-hour volunteer training and free transportation to/from the event from the CSU transit center. We hope you will join us for this incredible opportunity.  For more information contact Caite Plunkett at

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's day is a day that recognizes Irish and Irish American Culture. Its a day full of parades, food and fun activities. Throughout the United States there are many different types of celebrations from going to an Irish pub, learning how to use bag pipes, going to fairs, hosting parties, or many other options.

If you are hosting a party on St. Patrick's Day (Monday, March 17th), stop by the Off-Campus Life office in the LSC West to register it.

If you would like to register your party please bring your current CSU Student Id, and your state issued Id to the office of Off-Campus Life by March 13th before 5:00 pm. 

Regional Cuisine Cooking Part I

The Kendall Anderson Nutrition Center at CSU is hosting Regional Cuisine cooking classes. It was Inspired by their popular “International Cuisine” dining series. They decided to embark on a new adventure within our own great country.  Join Michelle Milholland, MS, RD and other CSU students as they present easy (and in some cases more healthful) dishes from each region of the United States, using traditional ingredients and techniques. 
Visit there website or call them at (970) 491-8615 to register. 

March 26th - Deep South
April 23rd - Far West 

12:00pm-1:00pm  + optional 30min Q&A
6:00pm-7:00pm + optional 30min Q&A

Location: Rm 114 in Gifford


$20 per class ($10 for CSU students & employees)

Housing Fair and Volunteering Needed
March 5th 9:00am-4:00pm
If you are looking to move to a new place then the Housing Fair is a great opportunity for you to find one. 

The Housing Fair is like a one-stop shop for students to find info on where they can live nest year. Meet landlords, property managers and other services related to moving into a new place.

There will also be HUGE GIVEAWAYS provided by the Off-Campus Life Platinum Sponsors: The Summit and The District at Campus West. Take the stress out of finding a place to live! See you at the Housing Fair! 

There is also opportunity for students to volunteer with the housing fair. The office of Off-Campus Life uses student volunteers to help make the event successful. If you would like to volunteer click here to sign up. The next two steps are below: 

1. Enter your email address: (You will not need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
2. Sign up and choose your spot to volunteer. An automated confirmation and reminders will be sent by VolunteerSpot.

CSU RentalSearch

Are you looking for a new place to live next year? CSU RentalSearch is a website that allows any CSU affiliated person to look for places to live or to find possible roommates.

All you need is your eId and ePassword to log on and use the website. 
Click here to visit this website.

Limited Lockers Available

We know it isn't always easy to get from one side of campus to the other, especially with a heavy backpack. That’s why we offer lockers for students’ storage needs.

There will be a limited number of lockers located in the LSC North. Come into the OCL office to rent one for $15 a semester.

CSU RideShare

Driving to campus and have an empty seat or looking for a way to get to campus without having to drive?

Avoid the parking lot dance by checking out RideShare at
RideShare gives students, faculty, and staff the ability to make carpool arrangements quickly and securely. The goal of RideShare is to help users find rides, save money, reduce pollution and traffic congestion, and encourage greener  transportation choices.

Registering with RideShare is free to CSU students, faculty, and staff and allows you to conveniently arrange carpools online.

Volunteer for CSUnity

Join fellow students in planting trees, painting houses, visiting with senior citizens, sorting food and much more. Services are provided to neighbors in the community; the City of Fort Collins, state, county and federal agencies; and local non-profits. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available.

Volunteers may register online as a group or individually. The registration deadline is March 7.

For more information or to schedule a classroom presentation, email Andrea Franklin or call (970) 491-1682. 
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