On April 22, 2022, Governor Polis signed legislation authorizing changing our name from “Pikes Peak Community College” to “Pikes Peak State College.”
Over the summer and fall, we will begin the transition to the new name, Pikes Peak State College. Over the summer, you’ll gradually see changes around campus, but we will officially use the “Pikes Peak State College” name as of Aug. 29, 2022, the beginning of the fall semester. To make that work, everyone will be getting new email signatures, etc. during PDW week, Aug. 22.
Please bear in mind that the transition will happen in stages, and the name change process will continue through the fall and even into the spring semester. We will start with our external partners and external-facing documentation and processes, and then shift to internal documentation and processes.
During this transition period, we can still use “Pikes Peak State College.” But after August 29th, we will refer to ourselves on first reference as Pikes Peak State College, and, on second reference, as Pikes Peak State. “PPSC” will be acceptable on legal documents or areas in which the writing must be more economical.
There will be a public celebration on September 16. Stay tuned for details.
Yes. The email will change automatically, some time after we move to the new URL,
pikespeak.edu. That means your new emails will be email@example.com. But we hope to keep your old ones redirecting for as long as we can.
You will need new name tags, and those can be ordered through the print shop. Business cards are optional, and also can be ordered through the print shop. We don't want to be wearing or giving out anything with the old name.
You don't need a new college ID unless your old one is damaged or you're a new employee or student. Department and Division, pathway and department logos are available here.
Jim Mancall and Warren Epstein are taking point on this effort. If you have more questions or concerns, please contact Chief of Staff, Jim Mancall, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These were developed with the launch of the new website in December to visually represent and organize our pathways. Every program is assigned an icon and each course within that program has the same icon. This helps students decipher which classes belong to which program. Icon choices were chosen strategically as part of the overall system. But, if your icon is a completely inaccurate portrayal of your program, please reach out. Also, if you think your program belongs in a different pathway please reach out to Matt Radcliffe to discuss the change.
For usage guidelines, view the brand guide.
These were assigned based on their included programs and meant to be strictly for that specific pathway to differentiate it from the main brand and create consistency throughout the pathway. Again, the colors were approached strategically both from a utilitarian point of view (do they contrast well when used together, for example) and with the program in mind. For example, the medical sciences colors of slate blue and mint green were inspired by medical scrubs, and light blues and greens are used in medical facilities to soothe and create a sense of calm.