The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

Print Edition
Letter to the editor submissions
Have a strong opinion about something happening on campus or in Fort Collins? Want to respond to an article written on The Collegian? Write a Letter to the Editor by following the guidelines here.
Follow Us on Twitter
Why Online Education is a Game-Changer for Nurses
September 25, 2023

Online education has revolutionized the way nurses acquire knowledge and skills by providing them with a flexible and accessible learning...

Letter: Clark building embodies student issues on campus

Editor’s Note: The views expressed in the following letter to the editor are those of the writer only and do not necessarily represent the views of the Collegian or its editorial board.

Looking around the Colorado State University campus one will find new buildings and facilities, a new stadium and increasing enrollment. Among other things, some students may argue that their most essential needs are being overlooked.


Parking options are decreasing, tuition is increasing, older infrastructure is decaying and some faculty members are being worked for dismal wages. Even some student athletes who do not play the most popular sports feel like they are being overlooked. What about buildings that serve the most? They seem to be forgotten.

Given recent spending patterns it is not that our University cannot finance these things, it is that they are not at the top of the priorities list. We know that the University tries to prioritize student issues, but the following issue is the most prominent at hand:

The one symbol on campus that embodies all of these concerns is the Andrew G. Clark building. Not only is it a massive building in the center of campus, but it also houses five departments and its lecture halls are used to teach introductory courses to thousands. This means the building serves almost all new students on campus.

Still, doorways need to be widened for two-way traffic to avoid fire hazards, parts of the ceiling are drowning in asbestos and the chalk blackboards were only removed not too long ago, among other issues. Clark is a symbol of the failure to put students first and is the best symbol for hope on this University’s campus.

Paying bankrupting tuition to be in Clark is like paying money to smoke cigarettes; somewhere along the way you went too far to quit, but it slowly kills you every time you pay the bill.

Rams for Representation is hosting a Student Issues Forum on the LSC Plaza, Feb. 23 at noon where students, faculty and members of the community will be discussing change on campus.

Submit letters to the editor to

Leave a Comment
More to Discover

Hey, thanks for visiting!
We’d like to ask you to please disable your ad blocker when looking at our site — advertising revenue directly supports our student journalists and allows us to bring you more content like this.

Comments (0)

When commenting on The Collegian’s website, please be respectful of others and their viewpoints. The Collegian reviews all comments and reserves the right to reject comments from the website. Comments including any of the following will not be accepted. 1. No language attacking a protected group, including slurs or other profane language directed at a person’s race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, social class, age, physical or mental disability, ethnicity or nationality. 2. No factually inaccurate information, including misleading statements or incorrect data. 3. No abusive language or harassment of Collegian writers, editors or other commenters. 4. No threatening language that includes but is not limited to language inciting violence against an individual or group of people. 5. No links.
All The Rocky Mountain Collegian Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *