The Key Experience

The Key Communities are highly diverse first and second year learning communities designed to assist students with their transition to and through the university. Based on active and experiential learning through interdisciplinary classes, service-learning, academic and career exploration, undergraduate research and leadership development, Key aims to increase retention and academic performance of participants, encourage campus and community involvement, and promote diversity awareness.

Key students live together on designated residence hall floors, and enroll in 2-3 of their first semester courses with a smaller group of Key students. Key students also have a Key Mentor to connect with, provide information and resources, and serve as a guide throughout the first year at Colorado State University.

Classroom Experience