Inclusive Excellence

Without justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, we cannot be excellent.

Justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion matter

We are committed to developing a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive climate in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences where diverse students, staff, and faculty can thrive.

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.

Anti-Racism Pledge

The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University publicly declares our unwavering support for the Black Lives Matter movement. We as a college community, including many of us who are people of privilege, share a commitment to be allies for Black and Indigenous people, and People of Color, and will work to become actively anti-racist. If each of us commits to daily action as a first step, we believe that our community can help the world become a safer and more equitable place for all oppressed individuals.

Priorities

Led by the assistant dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion, the JEDI Team includes undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff from across the college. In the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, we take a retention-first approach, which means we prioritize creating and sustaining a culture and climate where everyone can thrive as their whole selves.

To do this, we focus on:

  • educating our community on issues related to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • developing and promoting inclusive searches, admissions, reviews, and support processes.
  • identifying and responding to challenges in our fields through a lens of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Resources

Biodiversity Blog

The college's educational blog focused on issues related to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Office of Inclusive Excellence

Committed to promoting a campus environment which recognizes, values, and affirms diversity.

Pride Resource Center

Provides programs and services to support the retention and thriving of LGBTQ+ students at CSU.

First Generation

Committed to first-generation students, providing them with support and guidance that address their unique needs.

VOICE

Veterinary Students One in Culture and Ethnicity

United in STEMM

Institutionalizes support, learns of students’ needs, and aids in the increase of persistence and graduation rates for undergraduate students of color in STEMM.

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Leadership

Naomi Nishi, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion