Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

In the College of Natural Sciences, we value diversity of background as well as diversity of perspective by embracing a wide, inclusive definition of diversity, including: culture, ideas and approaches, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, geographic background, national origin, and religious and spiritual beliefs. We recognize our role as part of a broad community, and inclusive excellence requires a comprehensive approach and a long-term commitment.

With this in mind, the College embraces Colorado State University’s diversity statement and strives to adhere to its four key ideals:

  1. Broad and inclusive definition of diversity
  2. Inclusiveness and excellence are interdependent
  3. Everyone is responsible for inclusive excellence
  4. Inclusive excellence goes beyond numbers

The productivity and impact of the College is at its best when we operate with a spirit of respect, understanding, and inclusion. We strive each day to fulfill these ideals.

Director of Inclusion

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Diversity Resources

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CSU Principles of Community

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CNS Scholarships & Fellows

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Engagement

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College Executive Council (CEC) DEI Statement of Commitment

As the leadership team of the College of Natural Sciences, we know that science is shaped by the people who study it, and therefore, we are committed to building an equitable community and inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates diversity. We pledge to uphold the University’s five Principles of Community: inclusion, integrity, respect, service, and social justice. We are committed to identifying and removing barriers to provide equitable access to research, learning, and engagement. We will consciously promote acceptance and demonstrate respect, actively listen, and learn, center equity in the development of new programs and initiatives and celebrate differences among all the people in our community.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS & ACCOUNTABILITY
  • Dean’s Faculty & Staff Success Program
    • Funded DEI proposals to Chemistry, Mathematics, Psychology, and Statistics
  • Spring 2022 Mini Grants for CNS Climate Grants
$ 0 for 2 years
Undergraduate Research for Underrepresented Students
$ 0 for 2 years
Graduate Student Recruitment
College of Natural Sciences DEI Department Committee Members

Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science

DEI WEBSITE

Mathematics
Physics
Psychology

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Statistics

News Feed

Jean Chung receives NSF CAREER award to study proteins on cell membranes

The award will support Chung’s investigation of molecular interactions on the surfaces of cells, where many critical life processes take place.

Information is powerful: Educating K-12 students on wolf behaviors and stakeholder perceptions

A howl in the night could mean many things, particularly in Colorado where wolf reintroduction is underway. The College of Natural Sciences Education and Outreach Center’s new STEM kit, “Wonder of Wolves,” acknowledges the deep complexities surrounding wolves, both biological and human.

The Rocky Mountain Alliance for Minority Participation serves students with new name and funding

With new funding and a new name, the Rocky Mountain Alliance for Minority Participation is here to support underrepresented STEM students across Colorado and Wyoming.

Rachel Pries named Fellow of Association for Women in Mathematics

Pries, also a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society and a founding member of the Women in Number Theory Network, strives to be a steward of both inclusivity and equity in math and is a student of those who pioneered such work.

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