CSU Inclusive Language Guide: This is a living resource compiled by the Inclusive Communications Task Force at Colorado State University. The document is intended to serve as a best practices guide. It is provided and will be updated with the intention of sharing meaningful and useful language suggestions. It is worth noting that language is always evolving so this document will be updated periodically.
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.
CSU RESULTS AND REPORTS
Faculty Salary Equity Study (Fiscal Year 2018)
CSU Salary Equity Committee Reports and Recommendations (2017)
Report to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women Faculty at Colorado State University (2017)
CSU Safety and Incidents of Bias Reports
Employee Climate Survey – Policies & Practices for Transgender Support Committee (2016)
Employee Campus Climate Survey: Intersectional Takeaways (2016)
Campus Climate Survey Results (2014)
CSU Faculty Reports
Women in the Workplace Report (2017)
Women in the Workplace Report (2016)
The Simple Truth About the Gender Pay Gap (Spring 2017)
Denver Thrives When Women Thrive – Guide for Employers
Ten Strategies to Reduce Gender Inequality at Scientific Conferences
Check out more data, research and reports with “By the Numbers“
Need help navigating campus? This map can also be used to locate lactation facilities, all gender restrooms, free period products, reflection rooms, and ADA accessible pathways and parking.
All gender restrooms are located throughout campus, including in residence halls, Morgan Library, academic buildings and more. Consult this map and click on ‘Inclusive Resources’ to see where each bathroom is located.
Colorado State has been increasing the number of all gender restrooms on campus. Learn more about the students who have been involved in these efforts here.
To locate a lactation room, consult this map and select “Inclusive Resources” then “Lactation Rooms.”
There are several designated Lactation Rooms at CSU. Use of these rooms is available for Faculty, Staff, and Students who do not have a private office, access to a private office, or do not wish to use their office for expressing milk.
Each room should remain open at all times unless in use. No formal key request is needed. Each Lactation Room has a table, comfortable chair, and a deadbolt that locks from the inside showing vacant or occupied on the exterior of the door. There are bulletin boards with a schedule available at each room. This board is to be used for communication between nursing parents and the various support groups here on campus. Nursing parents are responsible for bringing their own equipment and cleaning up after each use.
Employees wishing to use a room should visit the lactation room and check the availability prior to their first express visit. Scheduling rooms varies by location. See list below.
LACTATION DIRECTORY AND MAPS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
- Atmospheric Sciences Room 214A (contact directly)
- Computer Sciences Room 437 (Calendar in Outlook)
- General Services Building Room 313 (Calendar in Outlook)
- Johnson Hall Room 219 (Calendar in Outlook)
- Veterinary Teaching Hospital Room B205 & N202 (Calendar in Outlook)
- Veterinary Teaching Hospital Room A124A & A124B (Calendar in Outlook)
- Pathology Room 105A (Calendar in Outlook)
- Lory Student Center Room 337 (First Come First Serve)
- 3rd Rock Room 107 (Special Directions Below)
- Student Recreation Center Massage Rooms 1195 & 1200 (Special Directions Below)
- University Center for the Arts Room 223B
Please visit the Facilities Management website for more information on scheduling lactation rooms and accommodations for nursing parents.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Founded in September 2016, CSU Young Professionals’ mission is to empower CSU young professionals to become influential leaders at CSU and within the community by cultivating relationships, engaging through professional development programs, and actively participating in community activities. They provide networking, training and professional development, and philanthropic opportunities to young professionals who work at Colorado State University.
Any single mothers enrolled at CSU may be eligible for WomenGive’s current childcare scholarship grants through United Way of Larimer County. The application process for the Spring Semester begins on October 5, 2018. You can find additional information here: https://www.uwaylc.org/WomenGive-Scholarships
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.
Poster: This poster is intended to raise awareness and skills about some of the experiences trans students often face. While displaying the poster is a great way to demonstrate support, it is important to remember that this is only one small step. In addition to hanging this poster, we invite folks to explore the specific barriers that trans students may face in your areas/offices/services. Posters are available at the main desks of the Pride Resource Center (236 Lory Student Center) and in the Women and Gender Advocacy Center’s main office (112 Student Services Building) during regular business hours.
Stickers: In addition to our poster, we have also created two stickers. There are two versions and we ask that you take the sticker that feels most appropriate for your use and identities. The sticker saying “We won’t be Erased” is specifically for folks who identify within the trans and non-binary community. This saying stems from a hashtag that trended well after the memo was released from the current presidential administration, it is a phrase of empowerment and resistance only meant for folks in the community… Hence the use of “We”. The sticker saying “Gender is not a binary” is meant for folks who are in support of, advocate for, and are in active solidarity with the trans and non-binary community. Again, feel free to take the sticker that best meets your use and identities. Posters are available at the main desks of the Pride Resource Center (236 Lory Student Center) and in the Women and Gender Advocacy Center’s main office (112 Student Services Building) during regular business hours.If you would like to learn more, check out these resources below:
For even more tips, information about transphobic phrases, and how to be an active ally, click here.
The Principles of Community support the Colorado State University mission and vision of access, research, teaching, service and engagement. A collaborative and vibrant community is a foundation for learning, critical inquiry, and discovery. Therefore, each member of the CSU community has a responsibility to uphold these principles when engaging with one another and acting on behalf of the University.
INCLUSION: We create and nurture inclusive environments and welcome, value and affirm all members of our community, including their various identities, skills, ideas, talents and contributions.
INTEGRITY: We are accountable for our actions and will act ethically and honestly in all our interactions.
RESPECT: We honor the inherent dignity of all people within an environment where we are committed to freedom of expression, critical discourse, and the advancement of knowledge.
SERVICE: We are responsible, individually and collectively, to give of our time, talents, and resources to promote the well-being of each other and the development of our local, regional, and global communities.
SOCIAL JUSTICE: We have the right to be treated and the responsibility to treat others with fairness and equity, the duty to challenge prejudice, and to uphold the laws, policies and procedures that promote justice in all respects.
To learn more about how the Principles of Community were developed, click here.
The CARE program connects and refers CSU employees to local health and social services resources.
Goals of the CARE Program:
- Build effective working relationships with employees and community agencies for the satisfaction of the population its serves.
- Help employees navigate work-life challenges, in order to achieve greater work engagement and successful personal lives.
- Increase awareness of programs/resources available to employees in Northern Colorado, and coordinate access to those resources.
- Be an advocate for employees among various on and off campus groups and committees to support fair access to quality resources.
- Caring – We take time to understand the employee’s needs and concerns.
- Communication – We offer good listening skills to facilitate communication.
- Competence – We are knowledgeable about resources in Northern Colorado.
- Collaboration – We focus on building working relationships.
- Confidentiality– We offer confidential and accessible settings to help employees feel comfortable sharing personal information.
To schedule an appointment with the Community Resources Coordinator, Emma Chavez, please email email@example.com.
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.
THE BODY & THE MIND: A GROUP FOR SURVIVORS OF INTERPERSONAL TRAUMA
Trauma can be an overwhelming experience both emotionally and psychologically. When our minds cannot understand or process experiences, they often stay with us in our bodies. Yoga, breathwork, and mindfulness-based practices can provide treatment beyond talk therapy helping to alleviate the body’s experience of trauma. This is an 8-week group providing mindfulness skills, movement, and a space for survivors of interpersonal violence to explore the ways trauma manifests in the body. Participants will learn mindfulness techniques to work with anxiety, post-traumatic symptoms, and depression– observing experiences in the body, and noticing them as they change. Each week will include a short practice of yoga, meditation, and/or breathwork, as well as time for processing together as a group. Students of any gender and ability level are encouraged to join. The group is free of charge, and will run for 8 weeks during the Spring 2019 semester, Tuesdays from 3:30pm – 4:45pm. Interested individuals can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SUPPORT GROUP FOR SURVIVORS OF INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE
A support group for survivors of sexual assault, child sexual abuse, relationship violence, and/or stalking. This group meets on Friday afternoons from 4:00-4:50pm while the semester is in session. Space is created for students to process their experiences, discuss coping strategies, and learn more about how to manage the impact of trauma. There are no structured topics discussed each week, but themes do often arise during each group session. CSU students of any gender identity or expression who identify as a survivor of interpersonal violence are welcome to attend after a brief consultation with one of our advocates. Contact email@example.com for more information.
SECONDARY SURVIVORS WORKSHOP
This workshop is available for partners, family and friends of gender based violence survivors. In this workshop we’ll be covering topics from how trauma affects the brain to how you can best support your loved one to how vicarious trauma can impact support systems. This is a 3 hour workshop that is offered a few times a semester. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in more information or to be put on a list for our next workshop.
CSU Health Network is committed to providing competent and comprehensive, gender affirmative care and resources for our transgender, gender non-conforming and gender-questioning students at Colorado State University. This commitment led to the creation of the Transgender Health Team, which consists of a professional and collaborative team of physicians, a nurse practitioner, psychiatrist, psychologist, other mental health care providers, the GLBTQQ2A director, and a student representative.
THESE SERVICES INCLUDE:
- Medical consultation
- Initiation of hormone-therapy and ongoing care
- Mental Health Consultations
- Surgical Referrals
- Individual Counseling Services
- Support Group Counseling Services
CSU Health Network offers phone or online scheduling. Visit the CSU Health Network website or call 970-491-7121 for more information or to make an appointment.
The Women’s Clinic provides gynecologic exams and consultations for students and their spouses and domestic partners. The primary focus of the clinic includes well woman exams, provision of contraception, evaluation and treatment of sexually transmitted illness and other related services. Counseling is provided for a multitude of health issues and concerns related to women’s health. The clinic is staffed by one family practice trained physician and three nurse practitioners, all of whom have worked for many years in women’s healthcare.
THESE SERVICES INCLUDE:
- Birth control: IUD implantation, Nexplanon implantation, Nuva Ring, oral contraception, diaphragm measuring
- Plan-B (Morning-after pill) available at pharmacy
- Pap Smears
- Annual Well-Woman exams
- Breast exams
- STD/STI checks and treatment
- Colposcopy (closely checking cervix, vagina, and vulva for signs of disease)
- UTI walk-in exams and treatment
- Liquid Nitrogen treatment for genital wart removal
- Vaginal infection exams
- Pregnancy testing
- Preconception counseling
- Post-abortion checks
- Pre and post-abortion counseling
CSU Health Network offers phone or online scheduling. Visit CSU Health Network’s website or call (970) 491-7121 for more information or to make an appointment.
Within the Medical Clinic, men can receive care by providers with expertise in men’s health. STI testing, as well as care for other men’s health issues, is provided in a safe and confidential setting.
THESE SERVICES INCLUDE:
- STD/STI testing and treatment
- Testicular mass testing
- Erectile Dysfunction testing and treatment
- Annual Exams
- Preconception counseling
- Pre and post-abortion counseling
- Liquid Nitrogen treatment for genital wart removal
CSU Health Network offers phone or online scheduling. Visit the CSU Health Network’s 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.
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.
The CSU Moms Group recognizes that juggling work and family is a complicated task. Our aim is to provide a safe, non-judgmental network of support for working mothers at CSU and all the complicated decisions that come with it. We hold monthly meetings to allow working mothers to discuss joys, concerns, fears, and worries about motherhood, child-rearing, breast-feeding, professional development, and any other topic brought before the group.
For more information on how to get involved, contact Haley Richards.
The Friedman Feminist Press Collection, housed in Morgan Library’s Archives & Special Collections, provides original sources in feminist/lesbian literature and second-wave feminism, along with multi-genre works of fiction, poetry, memoirs, and essays by feminist publishers of the 1970’s and 80’s that brought women and women’s words out into the world.
Learn more at the Morgan Library website.
You Matter…Period is an initiative to provide free tampons and pads in All Gender restrooms on campus. Period Products on Campus (PPC) Task Force recommendations were approved Fall 2018, and call for implementation of the new service in more than 340 restrooms by Fall 2019.
Lack of access to period products has an impact on both students and employees. Both groups have reported leaving campus when they unexpectedly start their periods during the middle of the day, thus missing valuable time in class or at work. The task force sees You Matter…Period as a way of supporting student and employee success.
A map of locations with period products can be found here.