Key Communities

Join the Key Communities at CSU!

The Key Communities are learning communities for first year, second year, and continuing students designed to honor the identities and strengths of each student to foster students transition to and through the University. The Key Communities are one of the most diverse communities on campus, with many of the students identifying as a student of color and/or first generation to college, who are committed to creating and nurturing inclusive environments that welcome, value and affirm the diverse identities of our students.

Before proceeding, all students are encouraged to review the Key Community description, program elements and requirements at

On the submission of interest form, students will need to provide responses to the questions listed below.

    We invite you to submit your response to the following question through written, video, poem, art, or collage expression. (If you choose to submit an art project or collage, please include a description of what your art represents).
  1. The Key Communities honors individual life stories. Our stories are an important part of who we are. Please share more about who you are, where you call home, and anything else you would like to share that would help us get to know you better.

  2. Please respond to the following question through a written response, which should equal about one paragraph, which usually consists of between 150-300 words. Your response should be thoughtful, concise, and as concrete as possible.
  3. The Key Communities are one of the diverse communities on campus, serving many students who identify as first generation and students of color. Students frequently engage in conversations about diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. Based on this information, why are you interested in participating in the Key Communities?

  4. What are your hobbies and interests?

Please note: In order to complete a submission of interest for the Key Communities, students must have a CSU eID. If you haven't yet created an eID, please visit and complete that process before proceeding to the Key Communities submission of interest form.

Proceed to Submission of Interest Form

Current Key Student? Visit the Key Plus application here.

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