Organizations for all Students
Undergraduate & Graduate
Block & Bridle Club – Animal Science
We have fun activities every month and bring in industry leaders to talk about current topics in the livestock industry. The objectives of the Block and Bridle are to promote Animal Sciences through the development of a program of activities, especially all phases of student Animal Science work in colleges and Universities.
Collegiate 4-H – Animal Science
The CSU Collegiate 4-H Club is a community-service based club open to all students at Colorado State who wish to either continue their 4-H career and/or students who wish to improve their leadership, personal character and development, and involvement in the community.
Collegiate Cattlemen – Animal Science
The purpose of the CSU Cattlemen’s Association is to promote personal and professional development through building an organization with an emphasis on cattle and beef production that will interact with Colorado livestock associations in order to better understand state and national policies that will shape our future.
Collegiate CattleWomen – Animal Science
CCW assists the Colorado CattleWomen and the Colorado Cattlemen Associations in their efforts to promote the welfare and growth of the cattle industry. Most importantly our group focuses on promoting and educating the public of all ages about the Beef Industry.
Collegiate Farm Bureau – Animal Science
Across the state, Farm Bureau’s collegiate leaders are active and engage in sharing the Ag industry with others on campus. The college’s youth are engaged in numerous Young Farmer and Rancher activities and events, including joint conferences. Students also engage in their own collegiate discussion meets, Ag education, safety events, and other social functions.
Collegiate Horsemen’s Association – Equine Science
CHA provides opportunities for its members to explore and become involved in many aspects of the equine industry. We are open to anyone with an interest in horses and the equine industry as a whole, because of this members have a variety of backgrounds ranging from no horse experience to professional training and showing.
English Riding Club – Equine Science
Our club brings students of the English style riding discipline together! Club members meet once a week to ride together, and different clinicians are brought in once a month. In addition, the club meets once a month to do something other than riding. The club also hosts several schooling shows and participates in community service projects at Lory State Park.
Mountain Riders Horse Club – Equine Science
You do not need a horse to be a part of Mountain Riders Horse Club. All that we ask is that you have an interest in horses, riding, and riding outside of the arena. Every semester, weather permitting, we plan one large ride that can be anywhere from a 1/2 day to a full day. We are able to borrow horses from ranches and outfitters for a very reasonable amount.
Polo Club – Equine Science
The club owns over 20 fantastic horses that are boarded at the CSU Equine Center, where practices are also held 6 days a week. In addition to the men’s and women’s varsity teams, the club has a large beginner and junior varsity program. No previous polo experience is required to join so we regularly have between 30 and 40 members who are just learning the great sport of polo.
Pre-Vet Club – Animal Science
The CSU Pre-Vet Club offers bi-monthly meetings with speakers and 4 monthly activities ranging from community service events to social events. They also have a shadow program in the spring where they match Club members with local veterinarians. Their premiere event, Pre-Vet Day, is held each fall, which includes a full day of lectures and hands on labs.
Versatility Ranch Horse Club – Equine Science
This club’s primary goal is, of course to have fun, but also to educate its members on the six different skills that the NVRHA focuses on, which are ranch work – ranch riding, trail, roping, cutting, reining and confirmation. The NVRHA judges these different skills in five different events: ranch riding, ranch trail, ranch cutting, working ranch and ranch confirmation.
Fraternities & Sororities
FarmHouse – Fraternity
FarmHouse follows four main aspects in building men throughout their time in college – spiritual, intellectual, social/moral and physical. By developing each area, we believe we prepare men for not only a better college experience but also a more successful life outside of the university setting.
Sigma Alpha – Sorority
This sorority’s mission is to cultivate professional women in Agriculture. They strive for achievement in scholarship, leadership, and service, and to further the development of excellence in women pursuing careers in agriculture. This is a great opportunity for young women who want to create lifelong bonds between other women who are leading the agricultural industry.
Equine Science Stewards
The ESS Program is designed to further prepare motivated and driven Equine Sciences undergraduate students for leadership roles in a growing and ever changing Equine Industry. Equine Sciences Stewards will be provided with numerous leadership / development opportunities in addition to a series of seminars designed to further develop professional skills.
Stewards of Animal Sciences
The Stewards of Animal Sciences Program is designed to further prepare motivated and driven Animal Sciences undergraduate students for leadership roles in a growing and ever changing Animal Agriculture Industry. Stewards will be provided with numerous leadership / development opportunities in addition to a series of seminars designed to further develop professional skills.
Horse Judging Team – Equine Science
Colorado State University’s Horse Judging Team, in existence since 1978, is one of the country’s most successful horse judging programs. CSU’s Horse Judging Team has won each of the major judging contests at least once, including the Morgan Nationals, Quarter Horse Congress, Arabian Nationals, Quarter Horse World Show, NRHA Futurity and the National Western Stock Show.
Livestock Judging Team – Animal Science
Our program dates back to 1914 when the first team competed at the National Western Stock Show. Team members have gone onto to excel in the Livestock Industry where they have been called upon to be industry leaders. Many contribute their success after graduating from CSU to the values gained through Livestock Judging.
Meat Evaluation Judging Team – Animal Science
CSU offers an opportunity to excel on the Meat Animal Evaluation Team. This CSU judging team competes at the national Meat Animal Evaluation Contest hosted in March at the Oklahoma City Stockyards and then at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. This contest combines all important factors in animal evaluation and truly is a great opportunity to shine among the nation’s best livestock evaluators.
Meats Judging Team – Animal Science
Meat judging involves the critical evaluation of carcasses and various other products from market beef, swine, and lambs in order to determine their value and to rank them accordingly. The CSU Team competes at a national level against other university team and is very well known world-wide in the meat science discipline.
Meat Judging Team Catering Services
The Colorado State University Department of Animal Sciences Meat Judging Team offers a catering service which helps support the team in their fundraising efforts! This is a student-run and operated catering service. All proceeds go to the CSU Meat Judging Team to help fund the program and support the supply and travel needs of the team.
Seedstock Merchandising Team – Animal Science
Information coming soon.
Information coming soon.
Additional College Groups
Ag Ambassadors – Advisor: Katie Hartman
Ag Council – Advisors: James Pritchett and Marshall Frasier
Agribusiness Association – Advisors: Marshall Frasier and Katie Hartman
Agronomy Club – Advisor: Meagan Schipanski
American Society of Landscape Architects – Advisor: Brad Goetz
Gillette Entomology Club – Advisor: Matt Camper
Horticulture Club – Advisors: Jim Klett
MANRRS – Advisors: Steve Fonte and Leanna Biddle
Pi Alpha Xi – Advisor: Jim Klett
Shotgun Sports – Advisor: Mark Enns
SOLDAC: Students of Landscape Design and Construction – Advisor: Zach Johnson
Turf Club – Advisor: Tony Koski