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Graduate Center for Diversity & Access
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 Diversity and Access is pleased to provide:
- Access to GCDA Faculty mentors.
- 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 diverse 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.
- Mentorship support and training for faculty to further the University’s commitment to an inclusive community.
The Graduate Center for Diversity and Access Student Programming includes events throughout the Fall and Spring semesters to facilitate interaction between students, faculty and other campus community members. Joining a dinner meeting is an easy way to connect with our community. Meetings include a variety of topics, may include guest speakers and are offered at least twice a semester.
Dr. Greg Florant, professor of biology, serves as the director of the Graduate Center for Diversity and Access and provides leadership for the LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship Program.
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.
Other Helpful Resources
- McNair Scholars Program – Colorado State University does not currently have a McNair Scholars Program, but we encourage you to visit the national website for more information.
- If you are currently an undergraduate student, Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) is an opportunity for you!
- Visit the GCDA Faculty Directory for a list of possible mentors during your time here at CSU.
- If you are a faculty or staff member looking for resources to help your students, please visit our Faculty & Staff pages for additional resources.
See you on Campus
- Feel free to contact us if you have questions, looking for more resources, or have opportunities for students of diverse backgrounds.