Ram Handler Application

A Ram Handler's mission is to actively promote Colorado State University through working with CAM the Ram. Ram Handlers bridge the gap between the institution and various external groups, and do so with honor, pride, and professionalism. This is accomplished by:

  • Engaging with University constituents and community members through positive interactions

  • Promoting Colorado State University and CAM the Ram through an atmosphere of school spirit based on pride and commitment

  • Modeling the Principles of Community

  • Upholding the tradition of CAM the Ram

Ram Handlers are looked upon as a student face of Colorado State University and are held to a higher standard of professionalism, academia, integrity, and respect. A Ram Handler has a positive attitude, a willingness to develop and hone their leadership skills, an interest in Colorado State University traditions, a volunteer spirit, a team player mentality, and the motivation to go above and beyond all that is asked of them. Through all of these qualities, a Ram Handler takes deep pride in the program, pride in working with the University mascot, and pride in themselves.

Ram Handlers are selected each semester to proudly represent Colorado State University and the Alumni Association on a volunteer basis, escorting CAM the Ram to nearly 80 events throughout the year. Ram Handlers must be full-time students of Colorado State University and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5. Ram handlers will have required training in August. They must also be able to access a form of transportation to get to meeting spots for various events.

Questions about becoming a Ram Handler? Please email RamHandlers@colostate.edu or call the Colorado State University Alumni Association at 970-491-6533.

Please note that required questions are marked with an asterisk (*).

About You...
Name *
E-mail Address *

Address: *

City: *

State: *

Zip Code:

Phone *

Type *

Anticipated date of graduation (month/year) *

What is your college?
Agricultural Sciences
Health & Human Sciences
Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering
Liberal Arts
Natural Sciences
Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Warner College of Natural Resources

Major *

What is your current cumulative GPA? Ram Handlers are required to maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA. *

Are you able to work events on nights and weekends? *

What other organizations are you involved with? (i.e. student organizations, assistantships, work, etc.) *

Please list any experience you have working with, and handling, animals or livestock (previous experience is not required). *

CAM is the face of CSU. Please enter an essay detailing the importance of traditions at Colorado State University: *
What this opportunity would mean for you to be a Ram Handler, and how you would plan to make an impact on the University and serve the Principles of Community through this role.
Maximum 1000 words.

Note: applications will need to submit a letter of recommendation electronically to RamHandlers@colostate.edu.
The letter must be from a professional connection (previous or current supervisors, faculty member, leader, etc.)

By submitting your application, you acknowledge a commitment to the following:
  • Ram Handlers must work 6 events per semester; there must be a minimum of one event per month.
  • They also must attend at least 1 CAM the Ram training per month.
  • The group meets once per month; meetings are mandatory.
  • When representing CSU, Ram Handlers shall not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Students shall not smoke, chew tobacco, text, or make phone calls during events.
  • Ram Handlers are expected to maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA each semester.
  • Ram Handlers must maintain professionalism and provide a good experience to alumni, students, and Ram fans. They are representing the University and are an extension of its mission. Ram Handlers will be expected to know the mission of the program and of the Alumni Association and will be knowledgeable about CAM the Ram.
  • All Ram Handlers are expected to model the Colorado State University Principles of Community
  • All Ram Handlers will abide by a code of conduct set forth by the CSU Alumni Association.

By submitting your application, you acknowledge meeting the following physical requirements:
  • Able to lift 50 pounds
  • Able to run 80 yards at a sprint if you wish to run with CAM the Ram during events where this is a component (football games)
  • Controlled allergies related to animals, animal waste products, straw, or other bedding materials

I certify that I am a full-time student in good academic standing. *
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