Staff Amenities

Colorado College provides many great perks to its employees and their families, including the following:

Arts and Crafts - Arts and Crafts classes are available to staff when they are not filled by students. Students have first priority for class signup. For a small charge, staff may sign up at Worner Desk beginning on the Friday before the block begins, providing spots are still available. We have around 15 classes in each of the eight blocks of the year. The list is available online as well as a printed copy at Worner Desk, during the third week of each block for the next block classes. Classes meet twice a week for two-hour sessions, and materials are provided. Contact Jeanne Steiner for more information at x6769 or

Athletics - Many Colorado College athletics sponsors offer discounts to CC employees and students. see the CC Tigers website for more information.

Baca Campus, Crestone, Colorado - Private visits by CC staff and faculty are offered as a benefit to CC employees. The Baca can be reserved when not in use by class or groups for a minimal fee. To make a reservation, please visit the Baca webpage.

Bookstore - The CC Bookstore honors a 10% discount to all faculty and staff for all purchases on logo items with a valid gold card.

Campus Dining Services (Bon Appétit) - Bon Appetit offers both lunch and dinner club, as well as business lunch coupons as amenities to CC employees. There are a few options of lunch club that are offered: 15 meals for $124.16, 10 meals for $82.78, and 5 meals for $41.39. For dinner club there are: 15 meals for $141.75, 10 meals for $94.68, and 5 meals for $47.34. Lunch and dinner club are purchased online and are loaded onto the individual CC ID card, we are no longer offering the option to purchase at the Rastall cash register. The business lunch coupons come in a booklet of 10 coupons for the price of $80. To purchase business lunch coupons, please reach out to our Office Manager,, and these are charged to a FOAP. Lunch club, dinner club, and business lunch coupons can only be used at Rastall Dining Hall.

Bon Appetit also offers reusable to-go containers to use at their cafes. This can only be purchased at Rastall Dining Hall. A one-time purchase of a three-compartment reusable container for $10 that can be brought into Rastall Dining Hall to fill and take out of the café. These are the only approved to-go containers that are allowed in Rastall, but are to be used for those taking out not those dining in.

CC Cabin - CC faculty/staff may use the cabin for personal use. It may be reserved for one night at a time, additional nights may be available if no other groups/department/classes/etc. have requested the time. The cost is $45 per night, and employees can contact Lynnette DiRaddo to make the reservation.

Children's Center - The Colorado College Cheryl Schlessman Bennett Children's Center provides care for infants through preschoolers and also offers an afterschool care program. Please visit the Children's Center website for more information or call to schedule a tour!

Childcare & Household Help - The Career Center is happy to help you post opportunities for short-term or temporary jobs for Colorado College students. If you have a need for childcare, household chores, etc., please email a detailed job description with expectations, pay offered, and contact information to to be posted in Handshake (our job and internship database) under our “Local Odd Jobs Close to Colorado College” to be easily accessible to students.

Computers & Software - Staff and Faculty may have a free copy of Microsoft Office, Mathematica, ChemBioDraw 3D ultra for use on their home computers. Apple and Dell computers are available for purchase at a discount (Apple and Dell computer discount) Software is also available at a discount (software discount). Email, calendar, and contacts sync with a CC email account are also available via an exchange set up on smartphones and the Help Desk can assist employees with that setup. Employees may also borrow a wide array of items from Media Services (cameras, microphones, webcams, projectors, Ipads, etc.) and the Solutions Center (mac laptops, pc laptops, adapters, etc.). We also offer free electronics recycling in the library at the Solutions Center- bring in old computers, microwaves, toasters, radios… pretty much anything electronic to be recycled.

Education Department - The Education department offers several children's summer programs.

El Pomar Sports Center - The newly renovated El Pomar Sports Center is open to all Colorado College students, faculty, and staff.

Gold Card Office - Worner Desk now issues gold cards.

Grand Centennial Apartments - Discount for CC employees: Waive the application fee ($45) and administration fee ($150). Grand Centennial is located at 5225 Zachary Grove, Colorado Springs CO, 80919

LawnStarter - Lawnstarter is your all-in-one service for lawn care that offers fully insured professionals and fast booking through our app and online page. Choose from 50+ services including mowing, cleanups, installations, and more. Visit our site and use promo code EDU20 to receive $20 off from the first service.

Colorado College Mail Center – The College Mail Center is located at 819 N. Tejon in the Barbara Yalich Student Support Center. At the Mail Center you are able to purchase stamps and ship packages through USPS, FedEx, and UPS. Please contact or ext 6739 for additional information.

Notary Services - Notary services are available from these CC employees (please phone first):

  • Lori Cowan - Finance and Administration - Spencer Center #224 X6161
  • Suzanne Ridings - Anthropology, Barnes #302, X6358
  • Kimberly Taylor - Student Life, Bemis Hall #105, X6200
  • Gretchen Wardell - Advising Hub, 1014 N. Weber St, X6426
  • Tara Thomas - Bemis School of Art, Fine Arts Center, 477-4314

Outdoor Programs - Staff have access to rent any outdoor equipment such as sleeping bags, tents, stoves, telemark skis, snowshoes, cookware, backpacks, and much more from the Ahlberg Gear House located on Weber St at the same rate as students. The Ritt Kellogg Climbing Gym is available free of charge for staff wishing to climb or learn new skills. All equipment and classes are free of charge. Staff can sign up for the classes on our web portal called SUMMIT linked off of the main CC Outdoor Education website. Human Resources and Outdoor Education is beginning to offer staff/faculty outing trips and special events that staff is encouraged to participate in. For any questions, please contact the Director of Outdoor Education:

Paperless Post - Paperless Post is offering staff, faculty, and students a 25% discount on the online invitation and greetings service at Paperless Post. Create beautiful invitations online that can be emailed, texted, and tracked (great for graduation invites!). Users pay "coins" and we'd like to offer 25% off on all coin purchases, create a Paperless Post account using their school email address, email help@paperlesspost with your school name in the subject line, and the customer operations team will then credit their account with the 25% discount. Reach out to Katie White (link, Outreach Strategist, with questions.

ProFlowers - The Colorado College community will receive a 15% discount on an assortment of flowers, plants, and gifts. Use the code BLACKGOLD15 at checkout. This discount does not expire.

SARP - The Sexual Assault Response Program is one of the confidential resources available for staff and faculty, as well (including Chaplains and EAP). Sexual Assault Response staff members can help staff and faculty understand their reporting options and will make referrals for support to EAP or private practice therapists. Call the office at (719) 227-8101 or an on-call advocate at (719) 602-0960

Shove Chapel - Shove Memorial Chapel was dedicated on November 24, 1931, and is "open for services of any and all denominations." Today, we continue a tradition of hospitality to persons of all faiths. As the college schedule permits, the chapel is available for religious gatherings, individual prayer and meditation, special events, weddings, and memorial services. Please call the chapel office at x6638 for more information. The chapel tower roof offers an exceptional view of the campus. The seminar room on the lower level hosts several weekly support groups and various meetings as well as the late-night coffee house Sacred Grounds.

Tech Sandbox - Staff and faculty may use the Tech Sandbox for personal projects if no one is using the equipment for class/research. Also available:

  • CD/DVD copying (11 at once)
  • Adobe Creative Suite Software
  • Color Printing
  • VR

Tutt Library - The rich resources of Tutt Library are available to employees for work-related purposes or personal enrichment. The library offers a wide array of books both popular and academic. Faculty and staff may also borrow materials through Prospector, a unified catalog and interlibrary loan project of many academic, public, and special libraries in Colorado and Wyoming. In addition, the library offers many thousands of journal and periodical titles, including Consumer Reports and The Economist. Remote access to library databases and electronic journal collections is available. The library also has a special collections department that houses college archives, local history materials, and rare books; and is a federal government depository library. Whatever your need, there are reference librarians on duty to assist you in finding information and to help you navigate the many databases and information resources available at the library. Drop by the reference desk at the library or call x6662 for reference help. For more information about the library, visit our Staff LibGuide or the Tutt Library website.

Worner Information Desk - The Worner desk is a communication and information center for all campus and community events. Tickets are available for hockey games and other campus events; or employees may schedule the use of all public meeting rooms on campus, arrange for self-guided tours of the CC campus, visit the lost and found, or borrow items such as magazines and newspapers, poster-making supplies, sidewalk chalk, and many other supplies. Desk hours are Mon-Fri 8:00AM-10:00PM, Sat-Sun 9:00AM-10:00PM. Extended study hours are Sun-Thurs 8:00 AM-2:00 AM. May have reduced hours at special times of the year (half block, spring break, end of the year, etc.)

Writing Center - The Writing Center offers help at any stage of any writing process including applications, letters, resumes, grants, essays, etc. Along with our student tutors, we also staff a professional tutor and an English as a Second Language instructor. Daytime and evening hours are available. Visit the Writing Center website or call x6742 for an appointment.

Report an issue - Last updated: 06/20/2023