Graduate Center for Inclusive Mentoring

creating an inclusive environment for all students

Our Commitment to Inclusion

The Graduate School is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment for all students. The Graduate Center for Inclusive Mentoring (GCIM) began serving the CSU graduate community in the Fall of 2018. The GCIM replaces and enhances the Graduate Center for Diversity and Access.

GCIM is pleased to provide:

  • Professional development activities.
  • Socialization activities developed to encourage professional networks.
  • Recruitment and retention activities and programs with an emphasis on graduate students from diverse populations.
  • Activities and programs that prepare students as strong candidates for graduate school.
  • Consultative services to departments and colleges regarding graduate recruitment and retention activities, diversity data, and graduate school diversity initiatives.
  • Access to GCIM Faculty and CIMER trained faculty.

GCIM Programming includes training and events throughout the Fall and Spring semesters to facilitate interaction between students, faculty and other campus community members.

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CIMER Faculty

Meet our faculty members participating in the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research training. CIMER trained faculty facilitate and lead mentor trainings for faculty and graduate students in their colleges, special academic units, and GCIM.

Graduate Center for Inclusive Mentoring faculty
The Colorado State University Graduate Center for Inclusive Mentoring founding members (not all members pictured) 

GCIM faculty promote mentoring excellence for graduate students across campus. GCIM aims to support:

  • Mentoring solutions to address mentoring gaps across a broader range of faculty and student populations
  • Mentoring programs that build communities among faculty and graduate students
  • Mechanisms and resources to provide professional development and leadership opportunities for faculty mentors
  • Recognition of faculty for excellence in mentoring and leadership
  • A methodology to assess the impact of mentoring programs on graduate student retention and success
  • Denise Apodaca

    College of Liberal Arts – Department of Music & Women’s Studies and Gender Research

  • Lucas Argueso

    College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences – Department of Environmental & Radiological Health Sciences

  • Kim Cox-York

    College of Health and Human Sciences – Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

  • Patti Davies

    College of Health and Human Sciences – Department of Occupational Therapy

  • Liba Goldstein

    Warner College of Natural Resources – Fish, Wildlife, & Conservation Biology

  • Lynn Hempel

    College of Liberal Arts – Department of Sociology

  • Marie Legare

    College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences – Department of Environmental & Radiological Health Sciences

  • Paul Laybourn

    College of Natural Sciences – Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

  • Andrew Norton

    College of Agricultural
    Sciences – Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management

  • Sara Rathburn

    Warner College of Natural Resources – Department of Geosciences

  • Nick Roberts

    College of Business – Department of Computer Information Systems

  • Karan Venayagamoorthy

    Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering – Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • May 15, 2018 CIMER Training

  • Principles of Community

    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.

    Mentoring Resources

    The Graduate School commissioned task forces in 2016, one led by students and one by faculty, to develop white papers on mentoring. Links to the pdf documents are provided below:

    Graduate Student Satisfaction Survey

    The 2017 Graduate School Student Satisfaction Survey was designed to assess graduate students’ perceptions related to satisfaction with various aspects of their academic and co-curricular experiences and to inform new initiatives by identifying areas for improvement.

    Visit our Graduate School Student Satisfaction Survey page for an Executive Summary that presents a broad overview of survey findings, a report with detailed results based on statistical analyses of quantitative and qualitative results of the survey, and a PowerPoint presentation that also summarizes key findings from the survey.


    Other Resources

    Greg FlorantDr. Greg Florant, professor of biology, serves as the director of the Graduate Center for Graduate Center for Inclusive Mentoring and provides leadership for the LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship Program.