We are committed to increasing diversity and inclusion among students, staff and faculty, so that the college is a welcoming and supportive place for all.
This includes people of any age, culture, mental/physical ability, ethnicity, first generation status, familial status, gender identity and expression, sex, geographic background, marital status, national origin, race, religious and spiritual beliefs, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, veteran status, or different perspectives and ideologies.
The Diversity and Inclusion Committee includes undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff from across the college.
Faculty, student, and staff training
College leadership supports undergraduate and graduate student travel awards, the Creating Inclusive Excellence Program for staff, the Inclusive Pedagogy Workshop for Faculty, and the Iverson Bell Symposium.
Recruitment and retention of diverse students, faculty, and staff
In support of CSU’s commitment to achieving a diverse workforce and student body, the college considers diversity in the hiring process for faculty and staff, and actively recruits diverse populations at student conferences and fairs around the country.
Grant writing and research
The Diversity and Inclusion Committee supports diversity-focused grant submissions.
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Diversity at CSU
Committed to promoting a campus environment which recognizes, values, and affirms diversity.
Committed to first-generation students, providing them with support and guidance that address their unique needs.
Veterinary Students One in Culture and Ethnicity
International Veterinary Students Association
International and intercultural exchange of ideas in order to increase the standard of veterinary education.
Student-run LGBT+ club for Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students.
Veterinary Student Organizations
A wide range of clubs supported by the student chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Diversity and Inclusion Committee Leadership
Rushika Perera, Ph.D.
Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chair
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology
Gilbert John, Ph.D.
Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Assistant Dean for Research