Discovering ways to feed the global population as it continues to grow is our mission. We need ideas and solutions from many perspectives to meet the great challenges in the next fifty years.
Additionally, as a land grant University we are committed to a foundational principle of inclusive excellence recognizing that our institutional success depends on how well we welcome, value, and affirm all members of the Colorado State community.
Only through the inclusion of the rich diversity of students, staff, faculty, administrators, and alumni can we truly be excellent in our pursuits.
We have identified four areas to achieve our goals strategically.
- Creation of a Diversity Catalyst Team to initiate and coordinate efforts college-wide
- Promotion of an educational and professional environment where faculty, staff, and students are welcomed, valued, and affirmed.
- Enhancing the success of all students by creating an inclusive academic environment.
- Increasing the recruitment, retention, graduation, and placement of ethnically diverse students who represent the population demographics in the state of Colorado, while also eliminating opportunity gaps based on first generation, underrepresented, Pell Grant eligible, residency, and/or gender status.
Principles of Community
The Principles of Community support the Colorado State University mission and vision of access, research, teaching, service and engagement. We believe a collaborative community is the foundation for learning, critical inquiry, and discovery.
We follow five principles to build our CSU community:
- Social Justice
Each of us has a responsibility to uphold these principles. We use them when engaging with each other and when we are acting on behalf of CSU.