Diversity & Inclusion

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Diversity & Inclusion Statement

We are committed to creating a welcoming, inclusive, and sustainable community which values and respects all individuals. We believe students, guests, faculty, and staff are individually and collectively responsible and accountable for their learning, development, and actions. We must take initiative to engage and act in alignment with the CSU Principles of Community recognizing that we all have the right to be treated, and have the responsibility to treat others, equitably to challenge prejudice and promote justice.

Broad and inclusive definition of diversity

We recognize that in order to be truly inclusive, we must draw attention to the depth and breadth of the diversity represented at Colorado State. Our definition includes age, culture, different ideas and perspectives, disability, ethnicity, first generation status, familial status, gender identity and expression, geographic background, marital status, national origin, race, religious and spiritual beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and veteran status. We also recognize that the historical exclusion and marginalization of specific social groups must be addressed to promote equity. diversity.colostate.edu/inclusive-excellence/

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. Therefore, each member of the CSU community has a responsibility to uphold these principles when engaging with one another and acting on behalf of the University.

Inclusion:

We create and nurture inclusive environments and welcome, value and affirm all members of our community, including their various identities, skills, ideas, talents, and contributions.

Integrity:

We are accountable for our actions and will act ethically and honestly in all our interactions.

Respect:

We honor the inherent dignity of all people within an environment where we are committed to freedom of expression, critical discourse, and the advancement of knowledge.

Service:

We are responsible, individually and collectively, to give of our time, talents, and resources to promote the well-being of each other and the development of our local, regional, and global communities.

Social Justice:

We have the right to be treated and the responsibility to treat others with fairness and equity, the duty to challenge prejudice, and to uphold the laws, policies and procedures that promote justice in all respects.

Please also see the Colorado State University Equal Opportunity Statement

Policies and Principles of Community Links