The Office of the Vice President for Diversity approaches equity and inclusivity work at Colorado State University with an advocacy framework. When looking through an advocacy lens, organizational change and meaningful work culture progress can only be achieved through a holistic approach, focusing on individual, group, and systemic levels.
Keeping our advocacy lens at the forefront, the following initiatives are key priorities for the Office of the Vice President for Diversity:
Commission on Diversity & Inclusion
The Commission on Diversity and Inclusion at Colorado State University serves as the institutional conscience for inclusive policies, programs, procedures, and services. The Commission is a catalyst for change that enhances the campus climate for all people and removes persistent barriers that inhibit the success of members of our campus community, especially those from underrepresented and historically marginalized populations.
Inclusive Physical and Virtual Campus
Colorado State University is committed to creating and sustaining a welcoming, accessible and inclusive campus that enhances usability for everyone and helps create an environment in which we support, protect and respect rich dimensions of diversity. In meeting these goals, the committee helps assure that all individuals can fully access and enjoy the benefits of our facilities, educational opportunities, and information.
Principles of Community
The Principles of Community support the Colorado State University mission and vision of access, research, teaching, service, and engagement. A collaborative, and vibrant community is a foundation for learning, critical inquiry, and discovery.
Recruitment & Retention of Diverse Employees
Colorado State University is committed to supporting the recruitment and retention of all employees by recognizing the inherent value of diversity. There are a number of resources and initiatives that support this commitment.
Recruitment & Retention of Diverse Students
Similar to our commitment to maintaining a diverse employee pool, Colorado State University is also committed to supporting the recruitment and retention of all students. We recognize the inherent value of diversity among our student population and strive to support and maintain that.
Employee Climate Survey
It is the continuing goal of the Office of the Vice President for Diversity’s to further promote and develop an inclusive campus climate designed to welcome, encourage, and embrace differences so all community members are recognized, valued, and affirmed. The Vice President for Diversity’s Office conducts an Employee Climate Survey every two years.