The Office of Inclusive Excellence approaches equity and inclusivity work at Colorado State University with an advocacy framework. When looking through an advocacy lens, organizational change and meaningful work culture progress can only be achieved through a holistic approach, focusing on individual, group, and systemic levels.

Current Priorities

Keeping our advocacy lens at the forefront, the following initiatives are key priorities for the Office of Inclusive Excellence:

CSU’s Inclusive Excellence Employee Climate Survey

The Vice President’s Office for Inclusive Excellence has a continuing goal to promote further and develop an inclusive campus climate designed to welcome, encourage, and embrace differences, so all community members are recognized, valued, and affirmed.  The Office for Inclusive Excellence conducts an Employee Climate Survey every two years.

Learn more about the Employee Climate Survey

Equity and Inclusion Network (EIN)

The Equity and Inclusion Network (EIN) is a university-wide DEI committee dedicated to sharing resources, researching promising practices, and recommending university-wide changes and initiatives to advance equity at CSU. EIN has representation from all divisions and colleges across the university. Additionally, the Academic Equity and Inclusion Network (AEIN) is a subcommittee of the larger EIN, which focuses on advancing equity in the colleges and leveraging current resources. 

Inclusive Physical and Virtual Campus 

Colorado State University is committed to creating and sustaining a welcoming, accessible, and inclusive campus that enhances usability for everyone and helps create an environment where we support, protect, and respect rich dimensions of diversity. In meeting these goals, the committee helps ensure that all individuals can fully access and enjoy the benefits of our facilities, educational opportunities, and information.

Visit the Inclusive Physical and Virtual Campus website

Recruitment & Retention of Diverse Employees

Colorado State University is committed to supporting the recruitment and retention of all employees by recognizing the inherent value of diversity.  There are a number of resources and initiatives that support this commitment. 

Visit the Commission on Diversity and Inclusion website to learn more about recruitment efforts

Recruitment & Retention of Diverse Students

Similar to our commitment to maintaining a diverse employee pool, Colorado State University is also committed to supporting the recruitment and retention of all students.  We recognize the inherent value of diversity among our student population and strive to support and maintain that.