Fostering a campus environment that
welcomes,values, and affirms
the contributions of all its members.

Message from
President Tony Frank

“Whenever we love justice and stand on the side of justice we refuse simplistic binaries. We refuse to allow either/or thinking to cloud our judgment. We embrace the logic of both/and. We acknowledge the limits of what we know.” – bell hooks, “Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope.”

We created the President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion at Colorado State University with full acknowledgement that we have, unfortunately, a great deal yet to learn about the challenges and obstacles to inclusion faced by members of our community. We also have yet to fully comprehend the damage done to a learning community when promise goes untapped, barriers stand unchallenged, and privilege drives power. In a spirit of hope and possibility, we created this Commission – with the commitment that we can do this work of learning and change more effectively when more of us are at the table. And as the mission and charge to the Commission make clear, our success in this work is inextricably linked with how successful we can be in upholding our University’s land-grant mission to create opportunity and elevate education for all people.

Dr. Tony Frank


Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittees

Hiring Subcommittee

The hiring subcommittee is working to create recommendations regarding the search process that will support CSU’s goal to significantly increase the percentage of racially diverse faculty and staff.

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Inclusive Holidays and Cultural Celebrations Subcommittee

The Inclusive Holiday Subcommittee focuses on leading a university-wide effort to improve the cultural and religious literacy of all university members through practical tools, education, and outreach.

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Mission & Vision Subcommittee

The Mission & Vision subcommitte was formed and tasked with developing a vision statement, a guiding mission, and a set of specific charges delineating the work of the Commission for Diversity and Inclusion.

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Policies and Practices for Transgender Support Subcommittee

The Policies and Practices for Transgender Support Subcommittee works on behalf of the CSU community, striving to create a culture and climate where all at CSU are welcomed, valued and affirmed.

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Student Behavior Subcommittee

Committee on “Student Behavior”   In January 2017, a situation was brought to the attention of the Commission related to inappropriate behavior of a student aimed at a staff employee  on campus.  Remarks were made that were racist and hurtful to the staff member.  The event prompted questions about the policies and procedures that guide […]

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