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

  • 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 his/herself.

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.

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
Applied Human Sciences
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? *

List any additional obligations you have. (i.e. student organizations, assistantships, work, etc.) *

Please list any experience you have working with, and handling, animals or livestock *

Please enter an essay expressing what it means to represent Colorado State University as a Ram Handler. *
Maximum 150 words.

Note: applicants will need to submit two letters of recommendation electronically to RamHandlers@colostate.edu. At least one letter must be from a CSU faculty member.

By submitting your application, you acknowledge a commitment to the following:
  • Ram Handlers must commit to at least one week a semester where he/she is responsible for the daily (2x/day) feeding and care of CAM, including cleaning CAM for appearances. This will require reliable transportation to get to/from CAM's farm.
  • 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.
  • When traveling with the Ram Handler team you will abide by specific requirements for dress, individual conduct, curfews and free time.
  • 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
  • Controlled allergies related to animals, animal waste products, straw, or other bedding materials
  • Willing and able to stand for long periods of time

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