Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commitment to Principles of Equity and Inclusive Excellence
We emphasize a caring and supportive community where everyone’s contributions are valued and all voices are heard.
Colorado State University is committed to embracing diversity through the inclusion of individuals reflective of characteristics such as: age, culture, different ideas and perspectives, disability, ethnicity, first generation status, familial status, gender identity and expression, geographic background, marital status, national origin, race, religious and spiritual beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, physical appearance, medical diagnosis, documentation status, and veteran status with special attention given to populations historically underrepresented or excluded from participation in higher education.
We have the goal of increasing numbers of diverse faculty, staff, and students and creating a welcoming and inclusive climate. Offering a multicultural curriculum with training in cultural competence will result in alumni who are qualified to succeed in our diverse world. We support expanded research opportunities in issues of inequity and social justice to further our intention of improving lives for all people, including the underserved and underrepresented. The College’s 2021 Strategic Plan outlines diversity-related goals and objectives.
Statements of Solidarity Black Rams Matter
CSU President Joyce McConnell, the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, and Dean Lise Youngblade issued statements of support and solidarity for the Black and African American communities surrounding recent racist events.
College Diversity Resources
College Diversity Blueprint Plan
We have identified three goals in conjunction with the College of Health and Human Sciences Diversity and Equity Advisory Committee that align with the College and CSU’s strategic plan:
- Assess the climate of College of Health and Human Sciences faculty and staff.
- Achieve electronic inclusivity for the College of Health and Human Sciences, including inclusively designed electronic communications.
- Engage all College of Health and Human Sciences faculty and staff in intentional efforts to increase recruitment, retention, and promotion of marginalized and excluded faculty and staff across the college.
Valuing Diversity Department and School Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts
Visit our unit pages to learn how each department is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion at CSU.