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Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

As a land grant university, we are committed to a foundational principle of inclusive excellence recognizing that our institutional success depends on how well we welcome, value, and affirm all members of the CSU community. Only through the inclusion of the rich diversity of students, staff, faculty, administrators, and alumni can we truly be excellent in our pursuits.

What is Design and Merchandising doing?

As a department we work with multiple groups on campus and within the community to enhance our understanding and implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusion practices.

What is the faculty doing?

“Upper-level students enrolled in INTD 335 – Interior Architecture and Design Technologies learn Revit, a building information modeling software, to design a parametric tenant-improvement law office project located in Minnesota. While modeling the building, students learn about the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) regulations on the architecture field. Then, students apply local and state building codes to their projects to demonstrate their accessible design knowledge.”

Maria Delgado, Assistant Professor in Interior Architecture and Design

Dr. Maria Delgado headshot