|Submission Date||Feb. 15, 2018|
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
IN-22: Campus Pride Index
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CU Opportunity Program - MOSAIC Gateway Program
Institution’s current Campus Pride Index rating (3 Stars, 3.5 Stars, 4 Stars, 4.5 Stars, 5 Stars):
A brief description of the institution’s LGBTQ-inclusive policies, programs and practices:
UCCS Non Discrimination Policy
"The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy in admission and access to, and treatment and employment in, its educational programs and activities."
Colorado Employment Non Discrimination
In May 2007, Governor Bill Ritter signed the expanded Employment Nondiscrimination Act to add protection for sexual orientation, including transgender status. This expanded law defines sexual orientation as heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, or transgender status. Under this Colorado Law, it is illegal to consider sexual orientation or gender identity when making employment-related decisions, including hiring, firing, or any-time inquiries about an employee's sexual orientation or gender identity. This law applies to all employers, employment agencies, labor organizations, on-the-job training, and vocational training programs and schools.
The LGBT Resource Center @ MOSAIC exists as part of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs' on-going commitment to fostering a positive and inclusive atmosphere for everyone on campus. As part of the Multicultural Office for Student Access, Inclusiveness, and Community (MOSAIC), the LGBT Resource Center is designed to provide resources and information to LGBT students, advocate for LGBT+ interests throughout campus, conduct outreach and education, and ensure LGBT+ voices are represented among the campus at large.
PRIDE - The purpose of the committee is to promote and provide advocacy for issues related to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning and ally (LGBTQ² and Ally) community.
PRIDE strives to increase the visibility of LGBTQ² and Ally groups as a presence and resource within UCCS and the wider community; ensure the inclusivity of LGBTQ² and Ally issues within UCCS policies and procedures; support the education of UCCS faculty, staff, and students specific to LGBTQ² and Ally issues in curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, and research; and support and advocate for UCCS LGBTQ² and Ally faculty, staff, and students.
Office of Institutional Equity
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is committed to maintaining an environment free from sexual misconduct, discrimination or harassment based on race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy.
Diversity Office, Vice Chancellor, and Strategic Plan
Diversity of people and ideas represents, among other things, differences in ethnicity, race, gender, age, class, sexual orientation, abilities, religious and spiritual values, political viewpoints, veteran status and gender identity and expression. Historically, certain social groups have been excluded and marginalized within public higher education, creating legacies of advantage and disadvantage. The principle of diversity advocates a university that is inclusive of all, while overcoming the legacies of exclusion and marginalization to create equity within the university experience.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Campus Pride Index Site listing UCCS
Diversity Strategic Plan
LGBT Resource Center