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CSU One Health Club

More Than Your Major

Go transdisciplinary! Learn how to see the whole system, collaborate across boundaries, and create the future you desire. We value the health of animals, peoples, and places. And we want to work for a future that is bigger than any major or discipline.

Join the One Health Club and experience all that CSU has to offer with support from faculty across all 8 colleges.

Mission

The Colorado State University One Health Club supports the global One Health Initiative through organized involvement and collaboration. The One Health Club is dedicated to providing a broad, welcome invitation to all students at CSU and a forum for the discussion of issues facing animals, peoples, and places. We recognize that there is an inextricable link between the health of all species and their environments, and that an innovative and holistic approach to health is imperative to tackle grand challenges.

History

The Colorado State University One Health Club supports the global One Health Initiative through organized involvement and collaboration. The One Health Club is dedicated to providing a broad, welcome invitation to all students at CSU and a forum for the discussion of issues facing animals, peoples, and places. We recognize that there is an inextricable link between the health of all species and their environments, and that an innovative and holistic approach to health is imperative to tackle grand challenges.

Formed in 2008 by students for students, it was the first One Health organization on the Colorado State campus and one of the first One Health clubs around the world. For nearly a decade, the One Health Club has organized programming for veterinary, MPH, and other graduate/undergraduates, including monthly lectures, collaborations with CDC and USDA, and a special series focusing on policy on science.

Transformation

With the founding of the One Health Institute (OHI) at Colorado State University in 2015, the profile and potential of transdisciplinary education, research, and outreach was elevated on campus. Students became engaged in many elements of OHI’s work, including Claire Tucker, an officer in the One Health Club and the second hire into the One Health Institute. With the Institute providing a physical space, a new faculty mentor in Director Bruno Sobral, and faculty fellows who are ready to serve as mentors, the One Health Club has moved under the umbrella of the One Health Institute. This partnership removes the barriers between students and faculty in this work, creating a truly transdisciplinary movement. 

Working Principles

Many of these align with CSU Strategic Plan 2016-2018

  • Teaching and learning that is student-centric;
  • Research and discovery with a global impact;
  • Engagement and outreach that change lives locally and across the world;
  • A strong, inclusive campus culture;
  • People as our foundation;
  • A commitment to be accountable, sustainable, and responsible.

Be The Best

Become the premiere transdisciplinary network at an institute of higher education, including being an exemplary champion of One Health. Make CSU and “innovation” synonymous.

Shape Opportunities

Shape educational, research, and service opportunities for students that better meet their needs and provide a career capital that has more market value. Provide spaces for students to collaborate and work creatively on projects that have meaning and that root students into their community.

Collect Wisdom

Create a collective wisdom and shared experience for students at CSU and beyond.