Diversity, Equity, & 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.

No Place 4 H8

No Place 4 H8 was launched in 2017 in the residence halls and has since been adopted campus wide. It is a call to action for members of our community to do their part to create an inclusive community for all. While we value different perspectives, experiences, and expression of thought, we do not tolerate hate or bias-motivated behaviors in our spaces. Together, we can create a community where everyone is respected and valued despite our differences. #NoPlace4H8

Historically, “H8” was used by white supremacist groups as early as the 1990s. Around 2009 the abbreviation was reclaimed by the NOH8 national campaign.

Land Acknowledgement

Colorado State University acknowledges, with respect, that the land we are on today is the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Ute Nations and peoples. This was also a site of trade, gathering, and healing for numerous other Native tribes. We recognize the Indigenous peoples as original stewards of this land and all the relatives within it.  As these words of acknowledgment are spoken and heard, the ties Nations have to their traditional homelands are renewed and reaffirmed. 

CSU is founded as a land grant institution, and we accept that our mission must encompass access to education and inclusion. And, significantly, that our founding came at a dire cost to Native Nations and peoples whose land this university was built upon. This acknowledgment is the education and inclusion we must practice in recognizing our institutional history, responsibility, and commitment.

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. inclusiveexcellence.colostate.edu


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.


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.


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


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.


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