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

STARS v2.2

Colorado State University
PA-7: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Tonie Miyamoto
Director of Communications and Sustainability
Housing and Dining Services
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Does the institution have a publicly posted non-discrimination statement? :
Yes

The non-discrimination statement, including the website URL where the policy is publicly accessible:

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institutions and affirmative action employer and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, titleix@colostate.edu.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu.

The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu.

Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education.

http://policylibrary.colostate.edu/policy.aspx?id=515


Does the institution have a discrimination response protocol or committee (sometimes called a bias response team)?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response protocol or team:

The University’s Bias Response Team responds to incidents of bias to ensure appropriate, timely institutional response, support for impacted populations (which may include listening sessions, counselors, campus messaging, and referrals to no-cost campus support resources), effective communication, systematic deployment of resources, and clear articulation of institutional values and expectations. A confidential phone and online reporting system exists to allow faculty, staff, and students to report a concern(s) as a member of the campus community.

The Consultation Team for Incidents of Bias serves in an advisory capacity to the Incidents of Bias Team when situations related to policy and process need to be elevated.

It is the policy of Colorado State University that no member of the University community may discriminate against another member of the community on any basis for which discrimination is prohibited by state or federal law or University policy, including, but not limited to, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, and disability. Colorado State University has internal mechanisms for the expeditious resolution of complaints or discrimination involving actions that are either unlawful or violate University policy, excepting claims of sexual harassment, against the University or any of its academic faculty, administrative professionals, state classified employees, or student employees. It is also possible to pursue complaints through avenues external to the University. These avenues have their own restrictions and time limitations. However, the pursuit of any outside remedy precludes involving the provisions of this Grievance Procedure Policy.

https://biasreporting.colostate.edu


Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit students from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit academic staff from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

Does the institution have programs designed specifically to recruit non-academic staff from underrepresented groups?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s programs to recruit students, academic staff, and/or non-academic staff from underrepresented groups:

CSU is committed to supporting the recruitment and retention of all students and employees by recognizing the inherent value of diversity and inclusion. These resources and initiatives support this commitment:
* Graduate Students of Color (GSC) Advisory Committee work to influence policies and practices that impact the academic lives of graduate students of color at Colorado State University.
* Native American Legacy Award (NALA) is available to Indigenous students who can document their affiliation with a state or federal tribe and eligible transfer students from accredited tribal colleges and universities.
* Access Center develops the talents of those who have been historically underrepresented in post-secondary education (first generation, low-income, ethnically and racially diverse, and non-traditionally aged).
* ASSET/DACA Student Information - the Colorado ASSET Bill allows students without lawful status in Colorado who meet specific qualifications to receive in-state tuition.
* Key Communities are diverse first and second year learning communities designed to assist students with their transition to and through the university.
* First Generation at CSU: as part of its commitment to student success, Colorado State University offers assistance and programs specifically for students whose parents did not complete a bachelor’s degree or higher.
* Pre-Collegiate Programs at Colorado State exist to create a pipeline of support for underrepresented and first-generation students to succeed before they begin their college career.
* High School Diversity Conference exposes students to critical issues impacting diverse high school students.
*Academic Advancement Program provides academic assistance for first generation low income students.
*Community for Excellence identifies recipients of partnership awards and assigns a contact person to assist the student through their academic journey.
*Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Employees Committee has enacted a campus-wide commitment that diversity language be implemented in the recruitment and retention process which goes beyond compliance. Consequently, every new applicant to the university must address their commitment/contribution to diversity at CSU. Diversity training models have been introduced to every Dean and Cabinet Member at the University and is now being implemented in a top-down fashion to ensure all of their Leadership Teams are receiving the training.

CSU is committed to supporting the recruitment and retention of all employees by recognizing the inherent value of diversity and inclusion. These resources and initiatives support this commitment:
* 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.
* The Division of Equal Opportunity supports Colorado State University’s commitment to promote human and intellectual diversity by fostering an inclusive environment for all members of the University community. EO 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.
* 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) exists to create a visible and engaged community that supports, empowers, mentors, and sustains multicultural staff and faculty.


Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs designed specifically to support students from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs designed specifically to support academic staff from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support non-academic staff from underrepresented groups on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s programs designed specifically to support students, academic staff, and/or non-academic staff from underrepresented groups:

CSU offers a comprehensive set of programs to support underrepresented groups on campus including but not limited to:

- CSU has multiple Diversity Programs and Services offices including; the Asian/Pacific American Cultural Center, Black/African American Cultural Center, El Centro Student Services, Native American Cultural Center, Pride Resource Center, Women and Gender Advocacy Center, and Resources for Disabled Students. Each of these offices has formal and informal mentoring programs and services available as well as peer support programs, academic support, and other programs.

- Women and Minorities in Engineering and Adult Learner & Veterans Student Services also offer mentoring programs.

- The Graduate School is committed to providing an environment that supports all forms of diversity in the graduate school and offers a number of mentoring and support services. https://graduateschool.colostate.edu/diversity/.

- The Graduate Center for Inclusive Mentoring provides leadership for faculty directed mentoring efforts such as the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER) and Mentor Well Certification.

- The Off-Campus Student Services/Resources for Adult Learners offers a variety of services and programs for commuter, off-campus, and non-traditional students including support groups, peer mentor programs, and social events for single parent students, veteran students, women students, and commuter students.

- The Multicultural Faculty and Staff Network provides resources for staff recruitment, recognition and awards, and social and professional networking for underrepresented faculty and staff on campus.

- The CSU Health Network offers Multicultural Counseling Services, Transgender Care, and multiple mental health and well-being resources from a diversity and inclusion lens including apps, podcasts, and workshops.


Does the institution have training and development programs, teaching fellowships and/or other programs that specifically aim to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s programs to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members:

CSU grants awarded through The National Science Foundation's Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program seeks to advance knowledge about models to improve pathways to the professoriate and success for historically underrepresented minority doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty, particularly African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders. https://stem.colostate.edu/funding-opportunities/alliances-for-graduate-education-and-the-professoriate-agep-institutional-transformation-alliance/.


Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus?:
Yes

Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:
Yes

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for underrepresented groups is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Details on All Gender and Open Housing (i.e. gender inclusive housing) can be found at https://housing.colostate.edu/halls/communities/all-gender-open-housing/.

http://maps.colostate.edu/ features an overlay with Inclusive Resources which includes gender inclusive restrooms, lactation rooms, reflection spaces, and free period products. Accessibility routes on campus are also featured on the campus map.

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