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Our Commitment What is CSU-OT Doing?

We seek to combat injustice in occupational performance and participation through understanding personal bias and the true meaning of inclusion. We strive to change the landscape of our field to represent the diversity of our clients and better advocate for their occupational needs. – CSU-OT Diversity Group

In Spring 2020, the ATRC was ready to assist with issues of accessibility when many courses moved to online instruction due to COVID-19. The Center not only assisted students in overcoming various online learning challenges but has developed an accessibility by design website with resources and tutorials for faculty to create inclusive and accessible course content.

The puzzle to navigating everyday life may look different for everyone. The Center for Community Partnerships supports 125-150 people each year, providing tools, resources and strategies that optimize participation for all people.

Aspiring for Inclusive Excellence In Occupational Therapy: A Time for Reflection & Call for Action!

Presentation by Patty Stutz-Tanenbaum, recipient of the Marjorie Ball Award, at the Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado Conference in October 2019.

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National Statement

Asset 367 Mission

Diverse-OT aims to advance the cultural climate within occupational therapy programs across the country by providing opportunities for discussion and education on equity and inclusion. We strive to create pathways for underrepresented students into occupational therapy programs and to foster a strong community of occupational therapy students who are knowledgeable about the experiences of underrepresented peoples and equipped to address health inequities.

Vision

To answer the American Occupational Therapy Association’s call to create a more equitable and inclusive workforce, Diverse-OT aims to serve as a model for future chapters at college and university campuses across the nation looking to join this mission. We envision a field of future occupational therapists that practice with cultural responsiveness and integrate principles of equity and inclusion in all they do.

Chapter Statement

Mission

Diverse-OT aims to advance the cultural climate within the CSU-OT program and the greater Colorado State University campus by providing opportunities for discussion and education on equity and inclusion. We strive to create pathways for underrepresented students into the OT program and to foster a strong community of occupational therapy students who are knowledgeable about the experiences of underrepresented peoples and equipped to address health inequities. To accomplish these goals, Diverse-OT will:

  • Develop and support the recruitment of underrepresented groups into the CSU-OT program through resource provision and mentoring
  • Seek out guest speakers with expertise in the intersection of health and underrepresented populations
  • Integrate equity and cultural responsiveness into the CSU- OT student experience

Vision

To answer the American Occupational Therapy Association’s call to create a more equitable and inclusive workforce, Diverse-OT aims to serve as a model for future student organizations across the nation looking to join this mission. We envision a field of future occupational therapists that practice with cultural responsiveness and integrate principles of equity and inclusion in all they do.