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Different Together

Suggested Readings:

-So you want to talk about race by Ijeoma Oluo

-Black Fatigue by Mary-Frances Winters

-White Fragility by Robin Diangelo

What is Diversity?

CSU is committed to embracing diversity through the inclusion of individuals reflective of characteristics such as:

Age, Culture, Ethnicity, Disability, Physical appearance

First generation status, Familial status

Gender identity and expression

Geographic background, religious and spiritual beliefs

Marital status, Veteran status

National origin, Race, Sex, Sexual orientation

Socioeconomic status, Documentation status

Black lives matter

What is Equity?

The fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all people.

Improving equity involves:

Increasing justice and fairness

Tackling equity issues

Recognizing biases

Identify and eliminate barriers

Understanding outcome disparities

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What is Inclusion?

The act of creating environments in which any individual or group can be and feel:





An inclusive and welcoming climate embraces differences and offers respect in words and actions for all people.

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What is Food Science and Human Nutrition doing?

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

Our DEI committee consists of undergraduate and graduate students along with faculty and staff members: Brayden Smith, Nancy Ghanem, Aviva Lessnick, James Peth, Barbara Mendez, Sarah Johnson, Zara Hopkins and Chris Melby.

Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee consists of faculty, staff, and student representatives.

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We work with admissions, undeclared advisers and the Office of Equal Opportunity to improve and expand our student, faculty, and staff recruitment practices.

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We are committed to infusing diversity, equity, and inclusion in our curriculum, research activities and community partnerships.

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Committee member bios

College of Health and Human Sciences Resources

On the College of Health and Human Sciences Diversity webpage, find links to College resources such as the College Strategic Plan, the Diversity Blueprint goals, Diversity and Equity Advisory Committee, the RISE Center, and the Accessibility by Design website.


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