Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Commitment to Inclusive Excellence
The principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice guide all that we do. We emphasize a caring and supportive community where everyone’s contributions are valued and all voices are heard.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Embracing Diversity
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.
College Diversity Resources
College Diversity Plans
We have identified three goals in the College’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Blueprint plan in conjunction with the DEIJ Committee that align with the College and CSU’s strategic plan:
- Establish and maintain a centralized approach to transparency and accountability within Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice efforts
- Engage all College of Health and Human Sciences faculty and staff in intentional efforts to advance recruitment, retention, and promotion of marginalized and excluded faculty and staff across the college
- Promote cultural responsiveness throughout the student experience (including in the classroom, research, and mentoring)
In addition, Goal 3 of our Strategic Plan, INCLUDE, outlines our objectives. See the College’s Strategic Plan.
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.
University Diversity Resources
Events and Celebrations
The CSU and the Fort Collins communities mark DEIJ months and holidays with celebrations and educational programs open to all.