Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 88.13
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Nov. 7, 2022

STARS v2.2

Colorado State University
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.75 / 3.00 Nik Olsen
Assistant Director of Administrative Communications
Office of the President
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Does the institution have formal participatory or shared governance bodies through which the following stakeholders can regularly participate in the governance of the institution?:
Yes or No
Students Yes
Academic staff Yes
Non-academic staff Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal participatory or shared governance bodies:

Students have shared governance through Associated Students of Colorado State University (student government)
CSU has three employee councils for shared governance:
Faculty Council (academic staff)
Administrative Professional Council (non-academic staff)
State Classified Council (non-academic staff who are state employees)


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
15

Number of students representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
3

Number of academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
3

Number of non-academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of women serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
8

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
53.33

Website URL where information about the institution’s highest governing body may be found:
Does the institution host or support one or more formal bodies through which external stakeholders have a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them?:
Yes

A brief description of the campus-community council or equivalent body that gives external stakeholders a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them:

UniverCity is a collaboration co-sponsored by Colorado State University, City of Fort Collins, Downtown Development Authority, and the Bohemian Foundation. Since 2006, UniverCity has been a catalyst for public participation and has sought community input from municipal, academic, business, residential, and nonprofit community stakeholders to help strengthen connections between Downtown Fort Collins, Colorado State University, and the Poudre River. Projects have included preservation of the Poudre River, transportation and mobility, inclusivity and community, arts and culture, sustainable energy, and homelessness. https://univercityconnections.org

Each year, the City of Fort Collins and Colorado State University's Center for Public Deliberation collaborate to host the Community Issues Forum. Through small group discussions with policy makers and residents throughout the community, feedback and input are provided on ordinances, decisions, and taxes. Issues in the past three years have included the City's plastic bag ban, drought planning, arts and culture planning, increasing the local minimum wage, and affordable housing. https://fortcollinschamber.com/news/community-issues-forum-october-10/


Number of people from underrepresented groups serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body.:
5

Website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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http://ap.colostate.edu - Administrative Professional Council
http://cpc.colostate.edu/ - Classified Personnel Council
http://facultycouncil.colostate.edu/ - Faculty Council
http://cpd.colostate.edu/about-us/ - Center for Public Deliberation
https://ascsu.colostate.edu/ - ASCSU (Associated Students of Colorado State University)

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