CSU is committed to supporting the recruitment and retention of all employees by recognizing the inherent value of diversity.  These resources and initiatives support this commitment.

President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion

The President’s 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. In the unending pursuit of Colorado State’s Land Grant mission, the Commission holds the University accountable for promoting inclusion, integrity, respect, service, and social justice, which are the tenets of the Principles of Community.

The ACCESS Project

ACCESS is a three-year initiative designed to promote Universal Design for Learning and student Self-Advocacy. The project provides resources for instructors looking for techniques to help reach a broader range of students,as well as students with disabilities making the transition from high school to college.

Colorado Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded CSU, in alliance with the University of Colorado-Boulder, a grant to support the Colorado Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP). The grant has two components, the Graduate Fellowship Program and the Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program. Both programs are open to US citizens and Permanent Residents.

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) assists employees and members of their households with personal issues through no-cost counseling services as well as legal and financial planning resources. The EAP is a confidential source of personal support that can be accessed 24 hours a day.

Exit Interviews

Faculty and staff who are voluntarily leaving the University are encouraged to contact the Office of Equal Opportunity to schedule a confidential exit interview to share their CSU experience. The exit interview is distinct from the exit survey distributed by the Office of Equal Opportunity to departing faculty and administrative professional staff and the exit survey distributed by Human Resources Services to state classified personnel. It differs in that it affords the departing employee an opportunity to meet and discuss in person their CSU experience.

Diversity at CSU Extension

University Extension provides access to research and resources for campus and Colorado communities.

Office of Equal Opportunity

The Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) supports Colorado State University’s commitment to promote human and intellectual diversity by fostering an inclusive environment for all members of the University community. OEO ensures the University’s obligations of equal access and equal opportunity in education and employment for all faculty, staff and students through the application and implementation of policies, procedures and practices that are equitable, transparent and understood by members of the University community.

Graduate Center for Diversity and Access

The Graduate Center for Diversity and Access is committed to providing an environment that supports all forms of diversity. The center provides recruitment and retention activities; activities and programs that prepare diverse students as strong candidates for graduate school; and consultative services to departments and colleges regarding graduate recruitment and retention activities, diversity data and graduate school diversity initiatives.

Multicultural Staff and Faculty Network (MSFN)

MSFN exists to create a visible and engaged community that supports, empowers, and sustains multicultural staff and faculty.

Office of The Ombuds

The Office of The Ombuds assists faculty and staff at all levels in resolving complaints or problems involving University policies, procedures and personnel. The Ombuds is a neutral, confidential, informal and independent resource for employees who seek alternatives for resolving conflicts or grievances.

President’s Commission on Women and Gender Equity

The Commission on Women and Gender Equity is charged by the University President to identify gender equity and women’s issues and forward concerns, recommendations, and program ideas to the University administration through annual meetings with the President and consistent connection and routine communication with the Vice President for Diversity, who reports to the President.

The Institute for Learning and Teaching

TILT’s Teaching at CSU site provides teaching tips, guides and resources addressing a range of issues shaping learning and teaching across the disciplines, including diversity.

The Women and Gender Collaborative

The Collaborative is charged by the University President to heighten the level of critical understanding and dialogue around women and gender-related issues that impact campus climate and culture, as well as inform the campus community about various efforts across the university and encourage engagement on behalf of all community members.

The Women & Gender Collaborative connects and promotes efforts that support the University’s mission to improve campus culture and climate around gender and make CSU the best place for women to work and learn.

Training and Organizational Development

Training and Organizational Development designs and coordinates training and development opportunities for personal and professional growth for Colorado State University employees — academic faculty, administrative professional staff, and state classified personnel. Customized training and organizational development consulting services are also available. Trainings and services are free of charge.

University Memberships