Community | Resources | Advocacy
The CSU LGBTQIA Employee Network is a networking and affinity space for Colorado State University employees that identify with the LGBTQIA+ community. This group is hosted through the Office of Inclusive Excellence.
Our goal is to create a proud, diverse community that offers networking opportunities, shared resources, social inclusion, advocacy, and support so that employees feel they have a community within CSU and in Northern Colorado. This group is open to CSU Faculty and Staff, with a specific sub-network for Graduate Students.
What does the Employee Network do?
- We host 2-4 social opportunities each month, such as Queer Coffee on the final Friday of every month, Happy Hours, and more.
- Share updates in a monthly newsletter, including local ways to get involved in the Northern Colorado LGBTQ+ community.
- Provide a connection to the Pride Resource Center and opportunities to mentor, volunteer, or connect with CSU LGBTQ+ students.
- Provide space on our Teams channel for community members to connect, ask questions, share resources, and create meet-up events of their own! We’ve had folx organize bowling, golfing, game nights, axe throwing, and more.
- Provide support to new employees or prospective employees about navigating CSU and Northern Colorado as an LGBTQ+ person.
- Advocate on behalf of CSU LGBTQ+ employees’ needs.
- Crowdsource resources such as LGBTQ+ friendly doctors, therapists, barbers, and more.
Interested in joining? Fill out the form on this page (below “Meet Your Network Leaders”).
- Maggie Hendrickson
- Ashley Grice
- Sarah Rodriquez
- Torin Kaletsky
- Chloe Wright, Counseling Services
- Ashley Grice, Director for Pride Resource Center
Want to help lead the LGBTQ+ Employee Network?
Email us at CSULGBTQIA@gmail.com to let us know you’re interested in organizing with us!
Meet Your Network Leaders
Dr. Ashley Grice (she/her)
Dr. Ashley Grice was a residence director here at CSU from 2012 – 2015 and is looking forward to moving back to Colorado. Ashley is bringing with her a passion and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion work, particularly from a lens of intersectionality that will continue to build upon all the great work that has been developed in Pride. Recently she completed her doctorate in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education, and her dissertation focus was Faculty, Staff, and Student Perceptions of the Transgender and Gender-nonconforming (TGNC) Student Experiences at Carnegie Mellon University. Ashley has invested much of her time and energy engaging, advocating and uplifting the LGBTQ+ community on campus and in the communities where she lives, this is also true from a racial justice lens. She is eager to be working directly with and for minoritized student communities, and pushing for an increasingly welcoming and affirming campus community.
Maggie Hendrickson (they/them)
Maggie is the Assistant Director for the Pride Resource Center and has been at CSU for two years. In Pride, Maggie supports queer and trans students through community building and mentoring, and oversees the center’s education, resource, and advocacy initiatives. Maggie is originally from New England and most recently moved to Fort Collins from Seattle. They enjoy baking, being outside, and playing with their cat, and seriously misses the casual drink and round of trivia after work with friends/colleagues. They’re excited to find new ways to share local resources, services, and events across our community through a community care lens.
Sarah Rodriquez (she/her)
Sarah serves as the Assistant Director for the Academic Advancement Center at CSU. Prior to this role, Sarah served as the Associate Director at the Stryker Institute for Leadership Development at UNC. Her passion for access, inclusivity, and equity is echoed throughout her various roles, including that as a momma. Sarah loves to engage in advocacy for and with those who have been historically marginalized. As a non-traditional, underrepresented, first-gen student herself, she knows the importance of this work. When she’s not smashing the patriarchy, she can be found loving on her pets, reading picture books, or simply daydreaming. Sarah is super excited to get to meet new folks, embrace community, and confront barriers as part of the LGBTQIA+ Employee Network.
Torin Kaletsky (he/him)
I’m the assistant director of fitness at Campus Recreation, and I’ve been at C.S.U. since 2018. I have a husband Andrew and two corgis, Wesley and Sullivan. We all love going on adventures, paddleboarding and playing tabletop games. Into podcasts and politics, and I’m pre-famous.