The Office of Engagement and Extension's mission is to connect communities around shared solutions through education, research and leadership. The three primary units include Extension, Extended Campus and the Colorado Water Center.
With a mission to provide educational information and programs that safeguard health, increase livelihood, and enhance well-being, the Colorado State University Extension Service serves all of Colorado's 64 counties. In 1914, Congress authorized land-grant universities in every state to feed research-based information to Extension agents in each county.
Extended Campus, including Colorado State University Online, has been delivering online and distance programs developed at the flagship research campus in Fort Collins, Colorado, for more than 50 years. CSU Online serves more than 10,000 students with 3,500 students seeking online degrees or certificates.
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The Colorado Water Center is one of 54 Water Resources Research Institutes created by the Water Resources Act of 1964, which collectively form the National Institutes for Water Resources. The Center aims to connect all water expertise in Colorado's higher education system with research and education needs of Colorado's water managers and users, building on the rich water history at Colorado State University.