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Fort Collins Interfaith Council
Bystander Intervention: Bystander intervention has been gaining popularity on college campuses in recent years because of its potential to reduce gender violence. The idea behind bystander intervention is basically that from time to time we all find ourselves in situations where we witness troubling and potentially harmful behavior, and at that moment we have the choice to either interrupt the problematic behavior or remain complacent and allow the situation to escalate.
Land Acknowledgment at CSU: For the last two years, students and staff in our Native American Cultural Center (NACC) and Native American community members have worked to develop a statement of land acknowledgment – an official statement that honors the ties that Indigenous people have to the land on which our University operates.
CSU’s Free Speech Policy: There are several events held each year on campus – speakers, political rallies, demonstrations, and non-political activities such as sporting events – which may inspire you to exercise your rights under the First Amendment.
Student & Employee Resources for Support: This guide provides an overview of what resources, both on and off campus, confidential and non-confidential, are available to CSU students and employees who have experienced harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, or trauma.
Incidents of Bias Reporting System
Any member of the University community can make a report about a perceived bias-related incident. If you believe you have experienced bias or have witnessed bias firsthand, please click here to fill out a bias-related incident report. If you are in an emergency situation please call 911.
If you believe you have been the victim of a crime, bias-related or otherwise, please contact CSU Police Department at 970-491-6425.
If you are concerned about a student or an employee’s mental health or safety, Tell Someone is a university resource that can connect that person with help or address safety concerns. Immediate safety concerns should be reported to 911. TELL SOMEONE.
If you or someone you know is experiencing an emotional difficulty or mental health illness, please submit information through Tell Someone, or call 911 if that person is an immediate threat to themselves or others.
From dusk to dawn, CSUPD provides a safe escort from any point on campus to another campus location or anywhere within a three block radius.
Just call (970) 491-1155.
For more information, click here.
Need help navigating campus? This map can be used to locate lactation facilities, all gender restrooms, free period products, reflection rooms, and ADA accessible pathways and parking.
The mobile food pantry will be returning to CSU for the 2017-2018 school year! Any CSU student/staff/faculty member with a valid CSU ID card is welcome to participate. Just bring your ID and bags for transporting food and you can pick up to 50 pounds of food including fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy, and nonperishable foods.
Location: West University Avenue (in front of Hartshorn Building and near Intramural fields)
NOTE: this is a location change from last year due to construction
Please join us and spread the word. If you have questions, please contact Jen Johnson at email@example.com or visit our website: http://lsc.colostate.edu/slice/slice-engagement/rams-against-hunger/
Adult Learner and Veterans Services (ALVS) helps student parents acclimate to the campus climate and find success in reaching their goals. They offer one-on-one coaching to help student parents design a success plan, both academically and personally. Whether you are having difficulties or just want to be proactive, Success Coaching can help you make a plan for success at CSU and beyond.
Visit the ALVS website for more information or stop by their office in the Lory Student Center, Room 288, to make a coaching appointment.
CSU’s Adult Learner and Veteran Services (ALVS) office offers Ram Kidz Village in the Morgan Library, a drop-in, first-come-first-serve educational program available to all currently enrolled, Colorado State University student parents. Ram Kids Village provides for worry-free study time while children of student parents engage in supervised educational activities in a safe, positive learning environment.
Ram Kidz Village is operated by student staff and volunteers who have completed background checks. The cost is $15 per family per semester with a 2-hour limit per day. Parents are provided with a pager in case of child need and are required to stay in Morgan Library for the duration of childcare.
Ram Kidz Village is located in MORGAN LIBRARY ROOM 201A.
Monday-Thursday, 4:00-8:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday, 1:00-4:00 PM
Children ages 1-11 years old may be a part of the Village. Registration forms must be turned in, along with the $15 fee, on the first day of use. Visit the ALVS website for more information!
The Employee Assistance Program supports CSU employees in three ways:
Assessment and referrals, management consultation, outreach to employees who may be struggling, and departmental support after impactful events or loss. Contact Lanai Greenhalgh, LSCW, at (970) 491-1527 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Connects and refers employees to community resources that provide health and social services through a comprehensive resources directory and hands-on guidance.
PERSONAL, LEGAL, FINANCIAL SUPPORT
Counseling, legal advice, financial planning and work-life balance support is provided to CSU employees through ComPsych Guidance Resources® (CSU’s contracted provider for EAP services).
The 2014 U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey found that nearly 30 percent of people have experienced abusive conduct at work. The 1,000 adult respondents pointed to their bosses as the most common offender, and said that more than 70 percent of employers tend to deny, discount, encourage, rationalize or defend bullying behavior. Higher education is not immune to these issues.
To combat such behavior, Colorado State University recently enacted a policy to ensure staff, faculty and student employees feel safe and respected on the job.
According to the Bullying in the Workplace policy, “Workplace bullying is a form of psychological violence that disrupts the peaceable environment and can result in lower workplace morale, greater employee absenteeism and turnover, as well as higher stress and related health issues.”
For more information, visit the SOURCE article on the new policy.
The CSU Pride Resource Center is here as a space for you to be in community. If you need to speak with someone please email our Director Dora Frias email@example.com or stop by our office 232 Lory Student Center.
- The Gender Identity Group Student Group meets Wednesdays at 5:30 in the Pride Resource Center.
- The CSU Health Network hosts a Transgender and Gender Fluid Support Group that meets on Wednesdays 3:30-5:00pm. If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you are interested in the Coming out, being out and Questioning group email email@example.com
- If you want to make an appointment with one of our Trans Healthcare providers, please call 970-491-7121
- The Women and Gender Advocacy Center at Colorado State University has a podcast available that discusses some foundational understanding, history that and some strategies in navigating roadblocks trans survivors face. Check it out here.
- SDPS Counselor’s (Adam-Jon Aparicio) office hours. You can find Adam-Jon in his office (LSC Student Disability Center Room 223) during the following times if you need a place to vent or just need someone to listen: Mon: 12pm-3pm Tues: 10:30am-1pm & 2:30pm-4pm Weds: 9am-12:30pm Thurs: 9am-2:30pm. You can also contact Adam-Jon directly to set up a specific appointment time at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, students can utilize On-Call Counseling for a quick conversation by calling 970-491-6053 or visiting Counseling Services on the 3rd floor of the CSU Health & Medical Center (after hours 970-491-7111).
- If you are looking for information on getting passports and social security updated with appropriate names and gender markers click here and here.
The CSU Health Network is proud to offer specialized groups and workshops to help you reach your mental health goals. Whether you want to learn to communicate more effectively, develop good study habits, or manage stress, there is a place for you.
If you are interested in participating in any CSU Health Network Groups and Workshops, please call Counseling Services at (970) 491-7121
For descriptions of available groups and workshops, click here.
THESE SERVICES INCLUDE:
- Body Positivity
- Anxiety Groups and Workshops
- Trauma Healing
- Coming Out and Being Out Support
- Gender Support for Men
- Transgender and Gender Fluid Support
- Family Dynamics
- Anger Management
- Alcohol and Drug Abuse Support
CSU Health Network also offers individual counseling. You may schedule an appointment online or by phone. Visit the Health Center CSU Health Network website or call (970) 491-7121 for more information or to make an appointment.
Colorado State University is a land-grant institution committed to offering access in it’s educational, scholarly and outreach activities to all individuals representative of our multi-cultural society and providing an environment of excellence in which all individuals can participate to the full level of their capabilities, realize their aspirations and contribute to the global society in which we live. The Office of Equal Opportunity is charged with implementing, monitoring and evaluating programs, activities and procedures that support this commitment.
The following are key programs and activities of the Office of Equal Opportunity
- Monitor and support University compliance with federal and state laws and CSU policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment.
- Develop and implement the University’s affirmative action program.
- Oversee the University’s search and selection process for all Academic Faculty and Administrative Professionals.
- Work in conjunction with Human Resource Services in the hiring process used for State Classified employees to ensure compliance with affirmative action and nondiscrimination requirements.
- Conduct investigations and resolve complaints of discrimination and harassment in accordance with University procedures.
- Serve as a resource and provide assistance to units, departments and University constituencies regarding matters related to equal opportunity, affirmative action, access and non-discrimination.
- Provide education and training to faculty, staff and students on matters related to equal opportunity, discrimination and harassment.
- Coordinate University compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
- Collaborate with the Vice President for Diversity to cultivate awareness, appreciation and engagement with diversity and its relevance in a University environment.
Colorado State University’s Affirmative Action Policy can be found here.
The goal of the HR Solutions Unit is to assist individuals and departments in creating a positive and effective workplace. We provide consulting services, advice and support to employees, supervisors and managers who have questions or want assistance with:
- Rule and Policy Interpretation
- Performance Management
- Workplace Behavior Consultations
- Leave Coordination
- Employee/Supervisor Communications
- Reasonable Accommodation Assistance
- Training and Custom Presentations
Find the HR Solutions partner for your department.
Office of Policy and Compliance
The Office of Policy and Compliance (OPC) is part of the Department of Policy, Risk and Environmental Programs (PREP) in the Division of University Operations. Our mission is to meet the policy and compliance needs of the University by facilitating policy development, assisting the campus community in finding, understanding, and applying University Policies, and providing compliance tools and guidance.
Click here for resources from the Human Rights Campaign on policies and practices for transgender inclusion in the workplace.
Click here for an Out & Equal guide on Best Practices for Non-Binary Inclusion in the Workplace.