Diversity: A Plan for Action

The Division of Student Affairs strives to create a multicultural campus environment that celebrates diversity through sensitivity, advocacy, leadership, education, and responsiveness to students and their special needs. The Division designs and implements programs, activities for services, and works closely with faculty colleagues to foster and enhance students’ intellectual and personal development through advising, counseling, and individual support. The Division provides numerous opportunities for learning both inside and outside the formal classroom and laboratory settings, including educational programs, student organizations, internships, retreats, leadership development, and expanded multicultural experiences.

In addition to the developmental mission, the Division assumes a leadership role in providing activities, programs and services to the Colorado State University’s internal and external constituencies that creates a convenient and supportive campus environment. The anticipated result of providing programs and opportunities is that students will change significantly through their educational experience, have a greater appreciation and understanding of cultural diversity, and be prepared to assume leadership roles in society. In addition, graduates will think more critically, become more tolerant, respectful, and insightful.

The following are the general goals and the major initiatives which are identified in the University Diversity Plan for which the Vice President for Student Affairs has primary and or shared responsibility followed by the specific initiatives developed by each unit in the Division of Student Affairs.

Goal 1

Increase enrollment and graduation of racially and ethnically under represented students at Colorado State to a level that reflects a composite of factors, including the number of diverse students graduating from high school, the availability of applicants who meet the University’s admissions requirements, the success of targeted non-resident recruiting in diverse high schools, and the demographic profile of the state of Colorado.

Major Initiatives for which the Vice President for Student Affairs’ Office Has Responsibility:

Pre-Collegiate Student Development, Recruitment, and Admissions: Activities will be undertaken or strengthened to link the University with ethnically diverse school districts, increase students’ academic motivation and skills through long-term involvement in collaborative University programs, and familiarize high-school students with the University’s opportunities and resources through on-campus programs. To facilitate a positive transition to campus, academic-advising services will be provided to potential transfer students from community colleges whose populations are especially diverse. (Shared with the Provost Office)

Scholarships: Institutional, state, and private funds will be increased and utilized to meet the goals established by programs such as the First Generation Scholarship, the First Generation Award Transition Program, and the Students First Scholarships. Outcome measures will include an increase in the number of students receiving awards, and an increase in the number of scholarship dollars allocated. (Shared with the Vice President for University Advancement)

Retention and Graduation: Undergraduate student retention efforts will be coordinated, with financial resources to create and implement an effective retention program, including an early warning system, identifying retention issues, and providing leadership to a University-wide retention plan. Across campus, retention and graduation initiatives will include personal and cultural support, orientation programs and/or classes, academic advising, peer mentoring, and tutorial support, as well as integrated academic assistance for students enrolled in historically difficult and/or gatekeeper courses. (Shared with the Provost Office)

Goal 2

Increase the number of under represented individuals (Asian/Pacific Americans, Black/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, and Native Americans; White non-Hispanic women; and persons with disabilities) in faculty, administrative professional, and state classified positions to be consistent with their availability.

Major Initiatives for which the Vice President for Student Affairs’ Office Has Responsibility:

Searches: Searches for faculty and administrative professional positions will be conducted according to established procedures, and monitored by the designated Equal Opportunity Coordinator with oversight by the Office of Equal Opportunity. The Office of Equal Opportunity will conduct ongoing monitoring to ensure procedures implemented are the most effective in increasing diversity. The search process will include proactive recruitment designed to ensure a diverse pool of applicants, to enhance the probability of the appointment of an increased number of under represented individuals. Underrepresentation will be determined through periodic review of the employee database (by unit, department, and college as appropriate). Outcome measures will be status reports reflecting new hires in faculty and administrative professional positions. (Shared with all Vice Presidents and Office of Equal Opportunity)

Targeted Recruitment: Targeted recruitment for underrepresented state classified positions will be utilized to provide at least one “protected class” applicant on 30% of the eligible lists to increase the potential for hiring. Outcome measure will be the increase in the number of referral lists containing underrepresented individuals and the hiring of such individuals. (Shared with all Vice Presidents and Office of Equal Opportunity)

Periodic Assessment, Faculty and Administrative Professionals: Periodic assessment of the workforce will be conducted to determine the retention rate of under represented faculty and administrative professional employees as compared to White non-Hispanic males. Outcome measures will be the rate of retention as compared to White Non-Hispanic males. (Shared with all Vice Presidents and Office of Equal Opportunity)

Goal 3

Foster a total campus environment that respects and welcomes diversity.

Major Initiatives for which the Vice President for Student Affairs’ Office Has Responsibility:

Diversity Programming/Workshops: Strategies to foster a positive and supportive campus community will include opportunities for dialogue, education, cultural enrichment, and for sharing information and addressing concerns about the climate for diversity on campus. Included in this initiative are programs such as university dialogues concerning diversity, special events to honor different cultures, providing support and advocacy services to diverse students, and inviting speakers to campus to present diverse topics and perspectives. (Shared with all Vice Presidents, Deans, Directors, and Department Heads)

Communication: Increase internal and external communication across the University about diversity programs, efforts, successes, and challenges through the use of university and department publications and technology (electronic mail and web sites). Increased communication among all areas of the university working on diversity goals will be measured by increased collaboration and sharing of information and resources. (Shared with all Vice Presidents, Deans, Directors, and Department Heads)

Goal 4

Build and strengthen alliances with diverse communities, and civic, business, community, and ethnic organizations to support multiculturalism in the University and external communities.

Major Initiatives for which the Vice President for Student Affairs’ Office Has Responsibility

Partnerships: Develop mutually beneficial partnerships with K-12 schools to promote relationships between Colorado State University faculty, staff, and students and the schools. Examples of nteractions might include opportunities for internships, training, seminars, lectures, and opportunities for inclusion in a variety of existing University activities. (Shared with all Vice Presidents)

Advisory Committees: Encourage advisory committees to include members of the Black/African American, Asian/Pacific American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American communities, to provide advice and guidance to the University’s entities to help foster global and diverse perspectives. Additionally, encourage members of the Colorado State community to participate in community boards, organizations, and committees which exemplify diverse goals and missions. (Shared with all Vice Presidents)

Goal 5

Identify strategies to ensure the continued evaluation of University diversity efforts, including opportunities for feedback and ongoing communication.

Major Initiatives for which the Vice President for Student Affairs’ Office Has Responsibility:

Evaluation: The Vice Presidents, in conjunction with their departments and units, will provide appropriate outcome measures and an evaluation process to assess and monitor the progress and effectiveness of the diversity initiatives. Methods will include focus groups, University-wide dialogues, a campus climate survey (2016 results here), annual reports, and program evaluations. A comprehensive evaluation of the Diversity Plan and its component strategies and initiatives will be conducted in the year 2003. (Shared with all Vice Presidents, Deans, Directors, and Department Heads)

Department Diversity Plans

Following are the diversity plans with the initiatives, supporting strategies and evaluation criteria for each department in the Division of Student Affairs. Linkages with the Goals set forth in the University Diversity Plan are indicated in parentheses.

Academic Advancement Center

Special Student Support Services will enroll 35% or more students of color of the 275 program participants. The program provides mentoring, advising, and tutorial support. Ethnically diverse student participants will graduate at a rate equal to the non-minority student population. (Goal 1)

Chair, Accion Colorado will provide leadership and contribute to improving the environment by supporting ACCION goals on campus and in the community. Assessment will involve monitoring diversity activities and reporting on the number of events, activities and new efforts designed to retain students. (Goal 4 and 5)

Asian/Pacific American Cultural Center

Advocacy Training Teaching and Consulting is provided to campus departments to increase awareness and understanding of ethnic, racial, gender, and differently able populations and cultures. Effective working relationships are fostered with other campus departments and faculty members. Outcomes measures are the numbers of contacts with departments. (Goal 3)

Asian Fest is a week-long program that celebrates Asian/Pacific cultures and educates participants on cultural issues and concerns. Outcomes will be evaluated based on attendance at Asian Fest activities and the level of student/campus involvement in the planning. (Goal 3)

Asian/Pacific American Student Seminar is directed toward undergraduate students who are interested in better understanding their own and others’ Asian/Pacific American heritage. The students will gain skills and knowledge of the University resources that will assist them in meeting their academic and personal goals. It is expected that the retention of students who take the seminar will be at least 70%. (Goal 1)

Big Brother/Big Sister Program (PALS) is conducted with assistance from Poudre R-1. Parents of Asian/Pacific American children who may have an interest in having a “big brother” or “big sister.” A mutually beneficial relationship is established among students, children, and their parents that brings together a diversity of participants. Parent and student evaluations are conducted at mid year and at the end of the academic year. (Goal 4)

Four Corners Celebration and Staff Training is a collaborative fall welcome program with the Ethnic Advocacy Offices that assist students with their transition into the living and learning environment. New students will be presented with information about and access to existing university resources and skilled personnel will assist them. Evaluation will be the number of students who attend the Four Corners Celebration. Outcomes assessment will be focused discussions with staff throughout the academic year to determine the value of staff training/orientation. (Goal 3)

Peer Contact Program involves paraprofessional students who will establish and maintain contact with new freshmen throughout their first year in order to provide support and resources to assist in their transition to the University. Outcomes will be evaluated through Peer Contact reports and student feedback. (Goal 1)

Recruitment Assistance is contacting newly admitted students by letter congratulation them on their admissions, providing information about the campus and inviting the students to contact the office. It is expected that the personal contact will positively influence the students to attend CSU. Newly enrolled students will be asked which factors influenced their decision to enroll. (Goal 1 and 3)

Black/African American Cultural Center

Advocacy Training Teaching and Consulting is provided to campus departments to increase awareness and understanding of ethnic, racial, gender, and differently able populations and cultures. Effective working relationships are fostered with other campus departments and faculty members. Outcomes measures are the numbers of contacts with departments. (Goal 3)

African-American Success Class (AASP) is a course taught with a cultural focus each semester that helps students with their writing, critical thinking, and college survival skills. Outcome measures include assessing the improvement of the students’ academic skills through coursework and examination. These students should be retained at a higher level than those students who were not enrolled in the course. (Goal 1)

Black Alumni Network is a mentoring and role model program partnering an alumni with a current student and is an avenue to foster and strengthen the relationship with Black alumni and the university to increase their involvement in programs and fundraising. Assessment is the number of alumni involved with students and the number of employment opportunities and information provided by alumni to students. The number of Black alumni that annually give and the amount given to the University will be assessed. (Goal 1 and 4)

Cultural/Educational Programming will be provided for the campus and community that focuses on African American issues and concerns . The goal is to increase awareness and education about African Americans to assist in the support of an environment that respects and welcomes diversity. Assessment will be the number of participants that attend programs and participant feedback evaluations. (Goal 1 and 3)

Fall Leadership Retreat provides an opportunity for African-American/Black students, faculty, and staff to spend a weekend interacting and working on communication, conflict, and team building skills. Outcomes will be an assessment of the level of participation in student organizations from those individuals that attended the retreat. (Goal 1)

Four Corners Celebration and Staff Training is a colloborative fall welcome program with the Ethnic Advocacy Offices that assist students with their transition into the living and learning environment. New students will be presented with information about and access to existing university resources and skilled personnel will assist them. Evaluation will be the number of students who attend the Four Corners Celebration. Outcomes assessment will be focused discussions with staff throughout the academic year to determine the value of staff training/orientation. (Goal 3)

Peer Mentoring Program provides one-on-one interaction between a staff member (mentor) and a new first year freshman or transfer student. The mentors are assigned to Residence Halls and off-campus students. Outcomes measures will be weekly mentor reports and a participant survey sent at the end of the semester to evaluate the effectiveness of their peer mentor. (Goal 1)

Southern University (SU) Exchange will be coordinated in conjunction with Academic Affairs to provide the opportunity for CSU students to spend a semester studying at SU and for SU students to study at CSU. The student experiences will be useful to both groups and add diversity to both campuses. The outcome measure is the number of students that choose to enroll or continue at CSU. (Goal 1 and 3)

Student Leadership Development Institute is designed to enhance and further develop leadership skills of current and prospective African American student leaders by exposing them to critical elements of leadership development. The year-long program will have three-phases that includes a spring leadership retreat; a mentoring/shadowing experience with Black alumni; and the implementation of garnered skills. Outcome measure will be an increased presence of program participants in campus leadership roles, enhanced student leadership skills and improved structure and viability of the student organizations. (Goal 1)

Campus Media

Diversity Positions were created by establishing a diversity editor for the Collegian and a recruiting coordinator to develop and manage the New Perspectives Workshops. Both positions focus on participating in on campus recruitment activities for diverse students. Outcomes assessment is inclusion in the media of a representative population of target groups about diverse and general news topics. (Goal 2 and 3)

New Perspectives Broadcast Summer Camp is scheduled to start in the summer of 1999. The goal is to serve 40 to 50 students from targeted high schools in a diversity-in-the-media summer experience on campus. Outcomes assessment are one-on-one discussions with camp and workshop advisers/counselors and feedback from student participant evaluations. (Goal 1)

New Perspectives Summer Camp is for high school students that includes diverse faculty from Colorado newspapers, Student Media, and the Journalism Department. Students are introduced to Colorado State through interaction with admissions, financial aid, faculty and staff. Outcomes measures are the number of student participants and feedback from participant evaluations. (Goal 1)

New Perspectives Workshops is designed to provide four, two-day workshops for students from approximately 15 targeted high schools to encourage postsecondary attendance at Colorado State in the Department of Journalism and Technical Communications. Outcome measures is a pre and post test to measure the students’ attitudes. (Goal 1)

Career Center

Campus Advocacy Office Liaisons provides a liaison from the Career Center to each of the Ethnic Advocacy offices. The goal is to provide an identifiable staff person to work with the advocacy staff and students and to serve as a direct resource to the Career Center. Assessment of outcomes is conducted through workshop and program evaluations. (Goal 3)

Career Counselor Liaisons are involved in a variety of different activities and projects with their respective Colleges (Agricultural Sciences, Business, Liberal Arts, Natural Resources, Natural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences) in working on diversity efforts for Colleges. Projects, workshops and efforts vary per College. Assessment of outcomes is conducted through workshop and program evaluations. (Goal 3)

Hewlett Packard/Career Center Research is a study of ethnically diverse students who participated in the University and Hewlett Packard recruiting process. The goal is to develop specific strategies for increasing students participation and success during recruitment. Outcome measures will be the study results, publication of results, and development and or revision of programs for marketing recruiting services. (Goal 4) Minority Owned Business will be identified and pursued for participation in the University’s recruiting services. Outcome measures will be an increase in the number of minority owned companies using the University’s recruiting services. (Goal 4)

Center for Educational Access and Outreach

Expanded Bridge Scholars Program to include at least 20 additional students identified by the Admission Office whose prospects for academic and leadership success will be enhanced by program participation. The program is designed to increase the rates of enrollment and retention of diverse students at the University. Bridge Scholars will earn an average summer semester GPA of 2.5 or greater, and 95% will enroll at the University the following fall. It is expected that the retention rates of Bridge graduates will meet or exceed the university average, tracked each year for six years. (Goal 1)

First Generation Award Transition Program provides Community College of Denver first generation scholarship recipients with an award upon transfer to Colorado State. Students are provided with special advising sessions, and on-campus visit opportunities. Assessment measures are the number of students transferring to Colorado State from Community College of Denver. (Goal 1)

High School/Middle School Partnership will be developed with a high ethnically diverse high school and the feeder middle school. Through this partnership developed by the Center for Educational Access and Outreach, the rate of completion will increase for “gatekeeper” courses, such as algebra, geometry, and laboratory sciences. Students and teachers will be made aware of the resources and opportunities available at Colorado State. Outcome measure is the signed partnership agreement between the University and the participating schools. Targets will be identified for the rate of increase in student completion of gatekeeper courses. The number of ethnically diverse students enrolling at Colorado State from the partnership schools will increase. (Goal 1 and 4)

Upward Bound/Talent Search/Educational Opportunity Center are pre-collegiate programs that link with K-12 schools and enhance high school graduation rates, aspirations to attend college, and enrollment at Colorado State. The Center for Educational Access and Outreach will provide services to first generation, low-income students which will increase the pool of candidates from diverse backgrounds prepared to attend higher education. Outcome measures will be an increase in the number of students from each program that enroll at Colorado State. (Goal 1 and 4)

Charles A. Lory Student Center

Campus Activities Center provides assistance in the planning and delivery of campus-wide programming efforts that foster a total campus environment that respects and welcomes diversity including the community-wide Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday celebration, diversity education workshops, seminars, retreats and classes. Outcomes will be measured by the number of participants in the programs. (Goal 3)

Connections Committee is a University-wide group of programming staff members from both Student Affairs and Academic Affairs divisions that gather regularly to foster collaborative programming efforts among diverse groups to avoid potential scheduling conflicts between program offerings. Assessment measures are based on the number of collaborative programs that represents the diverse aspects of the campus and community. (Goal 3)

Grants for Diverse Programming are offered to student organizations or university departments that plan collaborative programs reflecting some aspect of diversity. Grant fundingis made available from a portion of revenues received from commercial vendor/flea market fees which totals approximately $10,000 annually. Organizations may apply for up to $1,500 per program. Assessment measures are based on the written program evaluation and the number of people in attendance. (Goal 3)

Multicultural Leadership Retreats are intentionally designed to bring very diverse students, faculty, and staff together in a collaborative learning environment to create an opportunity for participants to advance diversity in their organizations and deal appropriately and effectively with issues of racism and human rights. Assessments are based on the number of applications received for a program that is limited to 60 participants, the number of past participants who request to serve as facilitators and the formal evaluation of the program by the participants. (Goal 3)

President’s Leadership Program is designed to draw together diverse individuals in a safe learning environment. Students learn from materials presented and discussed in class as well as from the varied experiences of one another. Great care is taken to select a wide range of students from all areas and life experiences. Outcomes will be measured by the number of applications for the program and a formal evaluation of the program by participants. (Goal 3)

Staff Development and Training Programs, conducted in collaboration with the Department of Housing and Food Services, provide career and student staff employed in these two auxiliary operations, the opportunity to engage in group and supervisory and leadership skill development. Multicultural issues and working with diverse populations is woven into all programs presented. Outcomes will be measured by the number of participants in each program and participant evaluations. (Goal 3)

El Centro Student Services

Advocacy Training Teaching and Consulting is provided to campus departments to increase awareness and understanding of ethnic, racial, gender, and differently able populations and cultures. Effective working relationships are fostered with other campus departments and faculty members. Outcomes measures are the numbers of contacts with departments. (Goal 3)

El Centro Success Class is a multidimensional academic course that focuses on the total transition process of new students that includes helping students identify and address issues, both within and outside the context of the University system. Evaluations are completed by student participants and these students should be retained at a higher rate than those students who were not enrolled in the course. (Goal 1)

Four Corners Celebration and Staff Training is a colloborative fall welcome program with the Ethnic Advocacy Offices that assist students with their transition into the living and learning environment. New students will be presented with information about and access to existing university resources and skilled personnel will assist them. Evaluation will be the number of students who attend the Four Corners Celebration. Outcomes assessment will be focused discussions with staff throughout the academic year to determine the value of staff training/orientation. (Goal 3)

Hispanic/Chicano Alumni Association is an organization of former students and friends of the University. The goal is to promote the University and to empower the Hispanic/Chicano community by connecting incoming freshmen to alumni. (Goal 4)

Math, Science, and Technology Day is for sixth and ninth grade Chicano/Latino students who are exposed to the fields of math, science and technology on campus. The program will have between 300-400 participants from ten schools in the Fort Collins and Loveland area. Participant evaluations are completed by the students, counselors, teachers, faculty, staff, and volunteers. (Goal 1, 3, and 4)

National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 through October 12 . In conjunction with other campus departments a series of activities and events are held that will teach the campus and community about the contributions made by Chicano/Latino population in this country. Outcomes are measured by written and oral feedback from the participants and organizers. (Goal 3)

Peer Mentoring Program provides academic support to assist new, transfer, and continuing students with their college transition and experience. Peer mentors are student paraprofessionals who create positive opportunities for newly enrolled students. Participant evaluations provide feedback for outcome measures. (Goal 1)

Triunfo Tutoring Program offers mentoring, tutoring, and campus exposure to students in K-12 Poudre School District. The program provides role models to young students and the opportunity for students to become aware of all possible resources offered to them by the University. The program is evaluated by the participant volunteers, teachers, parents, and student participants. (Goal 1 and 4)

Financial Aid

Diversity Partnership Scholarship Award provides financial assistance to racially and ethnically diverse students or students from first generation families who have participated in pre-collegiate programs at Colorado State such as Talent Search, Upward Bound, Black Issues Forum , LDZ, Science Motivation Program or the Poudre School District Pipeline Program. Approximately $450,000 annually of institutional and state funds will be redirected to students who participate in the partnership programs An increase of 5% is expected in the number of students who will enroll as a result these partnerships. Outcomes will be evaluated by a comparison of the number of students enrolling each year who were actively involved in a pre-collegiate program. (Goal 1)

First Generation Scholarship will commit at least $232,500 for new students and at least $453,220 for renewal awards for students who are first generation and from an economically disadvantaged family to attend Colorado State. First generation students are those students whose parents do not have a college degree. Outcome measure is the number of students who receive the award. (Goal 1)

Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Queer Questioning & Ally (GLBTQQA)

GLBT Speaker’s Bureau Program in conjunction with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Student Services and the Student Organization for Gays, Lesbians, and Bisexuals, will provide presentations for classes, student organizations and agencies in the local Fort Collins Community. Through personal stories and answering questions, stereotypes are broken and myths are dispelled. Outcomes will be measured by the number of requests received, the variety of different groups, and evaluative feedback from the audience. (Goals 3 and 4)

BGLAD (Bisexual Gay Lesbian Awareness Days) is a week-long program that celebrates GLBT people and allies of the GLBT community, and helps to educate about GLBT issues and concerns. The programs are continually evaluated to be more inclusive of the diversity within the GLBT communities. Outcomes will be measured by attendance at the programs and evaluative comments received about each program. (Goals 3 and 4)

Peer Mentor Program involves training paraprofessionals who will be available to meet with students throughout their collegiate career, to help provide support and resources. Outcomes will be evaluated through mentor reports and student feedback. (Goal 1)

Staff Training will encompass a wide variety of resources to assist the Colorado State community in becoming more aware and knowledgeable to make referrals. Creating stronger relationships with the ethnic advocacy offices on campus will assist with referrals. Outcomes will be measured by the number of referrals and contacts with departments. (Goal 3)

Professional Development Institute session will be offered for faculty and staff that educates faculty and staff about GLBT issues and the diversity represented within the communities. Outcomes will be measured by the number of people in attendance and the evaluative comments received from the participants. (Goal 2)

Web Page Creation and Maintenence will be implemented. The web page will have links to a number of departments which increases the access to the resources available to students. The number of recorded visits to the web site and evaluative comments will measure outcomes. (Goal 3)

Hartshorn Health Service

Internal Climate and Physical Environment The Hartshorn Health Service contains artwork and reading material about many cultures. The building is being renovated and will be fully accessible. Outcome measures will be the presence of artwork and reading materials and the physical accessibility of the building. (Goal 3)

Staff Orientation is a new initiative for new staff that includes a diversity component. The goal is to improve the environment in the HHS for staff and under represented groups. Outcome measures are participant evaluations from the staff orientation. (Goal 3)

HELP/Success Center

Campus Advocacy Office Liaisons is a program that provides a liaison to each of the Ethnic Advocacy offices. The goal is provide an identifiable staff person to work with the students and to encourage the students to utilize other offices on campus. Assessment of outcomes is conducted through workshop and program evaluations. (Goal 3)

ED296 The Sustainability Project, will be expanded. The course is sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning, the HELP/Success Center, and the Office of Housing and Food Services to provide a freshman orientation seminar to new students especially University Open Option, ACCESS, and Intercollegiate Athletics. Outcome measures are the number of student participants and participant evaluations. (Goal 1)

TRIO Advising services will be expanded to other Colorado TRIO programs to advise first generation and students of color planning to attend Colorado State. Outcome measures will be the number of student’s advised and the number of students who enroll at Colorado State. (Goal 1)

Vital Connections Transfer Program serves as both a recruitment and enrollment service offering academic advising to students at participating two-year colleges who plan to transfer to Colorado State. Each semester the HELP/Success Center will provide students assistance in selecting classes at their current two-year college that will transfer directly into their selected major at Colorado State. Outcome measures will be an increase in the numbers of students participating in the program. (Goal 1 and 4)

Housing and Dining Services

Campus-wide Programming will be increased to insure high quality educational opportunities for all students to learn about diverse cultures. Outcome measure will be an increase in the number of programs and the number of students attending programs who respond favorably to programming questions on the annual Quality of Life survey and Apartment Life Satisfaction survey. (Goal 3)

Diverse Staff Selection will continue at all levels of the organization (undergraduate, graduate, and professional). A continued strong representation of staff members from historically under represented groups will be maintained. Outcome measure will be the number of staff members from historically under represented groups. (Goal 2 and 3)

Facilities Modification will continue to support students with disabilities which will provide improved access to residential facilities. Outcome measures are the financial resources expended for facility improvements and increases in the number of students with disabilities living in residence halls and apartments. (Goal 3)

Residence Life Training for students will be expanded and enhanced to ensure staff members are trained to work effectively with issues involving discrimination, harassment, or intimidation by increasing infusion of diversity topics throughout senior and student staff training and increased collaboration between advocacy offices and residence life staff regarding training issues. Outcome measure will be the number of contacts with the Advocacy offices regarding staff training, an increase in positive responses from staff through “Quality of Life” surveys, and supervisory staff will increase the successful resolution of issues involving discrimination, harassment, and intimidation. (Goal 3)

Staff Development and Training Programs, conducted in collaboration with the Department of Housing and Food Services, provide career and student staff employed in these two auxiliary operations, the opportunity to engage in group and supervisory and leadership skill development. Multicultural issues and working with diverse populations is woven into all programs presented. Outcomes will be measured by the number of participants in each program and participant evaluations. (Goal 3)

Judicial Affairs

Advocacy Directors Consultation is initiated in each disciplinary situation involving diverse students in order to better understand cultural, gender, or ability factors to provide maximum support available to students. The assessment measures are the feedback from discussions with the Advocacy Directors. (Goal 3)

Outreach and Training Programming is provided for faculty, staff, and students related to issues such as understanding student rights and responsibilities, issues related to freedom of speech, effective responses to harassment based on race, gender and sexual orientation, U.S. laws and expectations related to domestic violence and child abuse or neglect in the international student community. Outcomes are measured by the numbers of programs, training sessions and consultations conducted and feedback from participants. (Goal 3)

Native American Cultural Center

Advocacy Training Teaching and Consulting is provided to campus departments to increase awareness and understanding of ethnic, racial, gender, and differently able populations and cultures. Effective working relationships are fostered with other campus departments and faculty members. Outcomes measures are the numbers of contacts with departments. (Goal 3)

Four Corners Celebration and Staff Training is a collaborative fall welcome program with the Ethnic Advocacy Offices that assist students with their transition into the living and learning environment. New students will be presented with information about and access to existing university resources and skilled personnel will assist them. Evaluation will be the number of students who attend the Four Corners Celebration. Outcomes assessment will be focused discussions with staff throughout the academic year to determine the value of staff training/orientation. (Goal 3)

Native American Heritage Month is in November. Native American speakers will share their culture and traditions in classes and in activities on campus. Additional speakers and programs will be presented in the community (K-12 schools and churches). Outcome measures will be the number of participants at the events. (Goal 3 and 4)

Native American Student Association Pow Wow brings various tribes together for traditional Native American dance celebration at the Equine Center. The Pow Wow provides an opportunity for campus and community members to come together to share in Native culture and traditions. Outcomes are evaluated by the number of entrants and the number of people that attend the Pow Wow. (Goal 3 and 4)

Native American Recruitment involves recruiting Native American students from the Native American Prep Schools, reservation high schools and Native American Community Colleges. A network for the students is created by introducing the students to the NASS staff and providing information on college resources. Outcome measures are the numbers of students contacted and the number of students who apply to the University. (Goal 1, 3, and 4)

Native American Student Service Youth Visit is a summer camp for fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students who come to Colorado State and also the Pingree Park Campus. The focus of the program is on the natural sciences with an emphasis on mathematics. The students are introduced to a collegiate environment and are motivated by Native college students who are mentors. (Goal 1 and 4)

Off-Campus Life

Educational Outreach presentations to a variety of on campus groups (and in the community) will be conducted to reflect diversity issues. Diversity issues and a diverse student representation will be reflected in publications. The amount of diversity programming offered during the annual focus week for non-traditional students will be increased. Office materials and publications will be evaluated annually and feedback will be solicited from program participants. (Goal 3)

Inclusive Environment represents the new office space in the Lory Student Center lower level which will be a community environment that supports multiculturalism and responds to the diverse needs of constituents. The office will be in the center of the student organizations’ office which will allow positive interaction and collaboration among the diverse organizations. Feedback will be solicited from student organizations. (Goal 3)

Recreational Sports

Multicultural Classes are offered that may increase the cultural awareness level of students. Such classes include: Irish Dance, Scottish Dance, Latin Dance, Shim Sham, Argentine Dance, Viennese Waltz, African Dance, African Drumming, Karate-do, Tia Chi, Ki-Aikido, Shalom Kung Fu and Wado-Kai. Outcome measures will reflect the actual course offerings and the number of students enrolled in each class. (Goal 3)

Sports Facility Usage will be arranged for special use for multicultural groups such as the Muslim Student Organization, Saudi Student Organization, Black Issues Forum, National Hispanic Institute and Upward Bound. Outcome measures will reflect the continued usage and the number of participants. (Goal 3)

Resources for Disabled Students

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities will be established in accordance with federal mandates so the students may successfully pursue their academic goals in a non-discriminating environment. It is expected that students with disabilities will continue to achieve satisfactory academic status with the University at a rate of no less than 80%. Outcomes assessment will be determined by the percentage of students who have achieved a 2.0 grade point average or better. (Goal 3)

Advocacy Training Teaching and Consulting is provided to campus departments to increase awareness and understanding of ethnic, racial, gender, and differently able populations and cultures. Effective working relationships are fostered with other campus departments and faculty members. Outcomes measures are the numbers of contacts with departments. (Goal 3)

Awareness and Training Programming will be provided to the campus community related to the issues that affect individuals with disabilities. At least 10 programs will be presented each academic year with an average audience between 20-60 participants. Outcome measure will be the attendance at programs as well as the number of programs given within each year. (Goal 3)

Handicapped Individual in Society Class is offered in cooperation with the Occupational Therapy department. The course focuses on issues affecting people with disabilities from a sociological viewpoint. Outcomes measure via exams and assignments is the expectation that students will demonstrate knowledge of the issues affecting people with disabilities and successfully passing the course. (Goal 3)

Web Page Creation and Maintenance will be developed that will give information on services available to students with disabilities. Links will be established to other information on campus that is related to disabilities. Outcome measures are the number of recorded visits to the Web Page as well as inviting visitor comments. (Goal 4)

Service Learning and Volunteer Programs

Foreign Language Department Service Learning is designed to assist professors with linking students from diverse ethnic backgrounds to translation and mentoring services in local ethnic communities. Outcome measures are the number of documents translated for the community, and the number of community members and student participants. (Goal 4)

Diversity Enhancement Training will be provided to all staff to increase their understanding of multicultural issues and how to effectively address issues of racism. Outcomes will be measured by the increase in number of projects serving underrepresented groups and number of individuals from underrepresented groups who participate in the activity. (Goal 3)

Hopi Tribe in Kykotsmovi, AZ is an agreement with the tribe and the Office of Service Learning and Volunteer Programs to bring 14 campus members to the reservation for 1998 and 1999 Thanksgiving break. The goal is to advance the relationship between the University and the Hopi people by increasing the understanding of Hopi culture, history, political, and economic issues. (Goal 3 and 4)

Volunteer Reflective Service Learning programming will respectively link students, faculty, staff, and community members from diverse ethnic, economic, and cultural backgrounds. Participant evaluation forms will be distributed and collected and will measure the goals and expected outcomes agreed upon for the service learning activity. (Goal 3 and 4)

Student Legal Services

Welcoming Diversity is a concerted effort to recruit and hire diverse student employees and to investigate the cultural barriers that might inhibit ethnical diverse students from utilizing student legal services. Staff will be required to attend educational seminars and programs on cultural differences and discriminatory concerns. Outcome measures will be the number of diverse students hired, evaluation of services and increased awareness and sensitivity of office staff. (Goal 3)

University Counseling Center

Campus Advocacy Office Liaisons is a program that provides a liaison from each of the Ethnic Advocacy offices. The goal is provide an identifiable staff person to work with the students and to encourage the students to utilize other offices on campus. Assessment of outcomes is conducted through workshop and program evaluations. (Goal 3)

Community Diversity Workshops are multicultural awareness programs provided for the City of Fort Collins designed to build an appreciation for diversity and awareness of value for multiculturalism. Outcomes are measured by program evaluations. (Goal 4)

Retention Study will be initiated to determine if students of color who use the services of the Center are retained at the same rate as other students using the Center. Data will be collected and analyzed for two years from the information provided by students at the time they request service from the Center, additional data will be obtained from University records. (Goal 5)

University Ombudsman

Multicultural Community Retreat facilitation is provided by the Director for this program which provides an opportunity for Fort Collins and Colorado State community members to come together to discuss issues of multiculturalism, while further developing their skills in cross-cultural communication. Participant evaluations are completed at the end of each retreat. (Goal 4)

Students’ Rights and Responsibilities Presentations are provided to the Advocacy Offices’ staff and orientation classes so under represented students will have a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities. Participant evaluations will be distributed that are designed to measure the student’s ability to make appropriate decisions regarding challenging situations while utilizing the various campus resources. (Goal 3)

Women’s Programs and Studies

Advocacy Training Teaching and Consulting is provided to campus departments to increase awareness and understanding of ethnic, racial, gender, and differently able populations and cultures. Effective working relationships are fostered with other campus departments and faculty members. Outcomes measures are the numbers of contacts with departments. (Goal 3)

Comprehensive Interactive Website will be established to increase awareness of and knowledge about creating a campus and larger community environment that allows women and men to share safely and equitably in the resources and opportunities of the university. The website will extend access to all office programs and resource information to an even greater number of students, faculty, staff, prospective students and guests. Outcomes assessment will be a 10% increase in the current level of direct contacts through programs and services. (Goal 4)

Sexual Assault Prevention Through Peer Education: Secondary and Post-Secondary Model Project is funded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment via the National Crime Bill. More Colorado secondary and post-secondary school students will have an institutionalized sexual assault prevention programs in their schools resulting in a knowledge base among students that contributes to a reduction in the number of incidents of sexism and interpersonal abuse. Outcome measures are eleven Colorado secondary schools and two post-secondary schools will have established programs on site; 315 peer mentors will have been trained; and 1500 students will have experienced peer-presented prevention education programs at their schools. The evaluated model will be presented at a statewide forum for educators. (Goal 4)

More Specific Vice President for Student Affairs Initiatives

Advocacy Programs which includes the offices of Asian/Pacific American Student Services, Black Student Services, El Centro Student Services, Native American Student Services, Resources for Disabled Students, and Women’s Programs and Studies will provide a fall welcome and transition programs for newly enrolled students. Activities will be continued that assist faculty staff and graduate students. The offices will create, coordinate, and collaborate with other campus and community groups to implement a variety of educational and cultural activities to improve the campus climate. The activities will be evaluated by assessing the number of students in attendance at programs; number of contacts and new initiatives with faculty, staff, and graduate students; and the number of programs implemented. (Goal 1 and 3)

Community Diversity Workshops are multicultural awareness programs provided for the City of Fort Collins and Poudre R-1 schools that are designed to build an appreciation for diversity and awareness of value for multiculturalism. The Advocacy Offices and the University Counseling Center provide numerous outreach activities and programs. Outcomes are measured by program evaluations. (Goal 3)

Early Warning System will be established in conjunction with Academic Affairs using data on student performance to identify students who may be having difficulty as early as possible to provide a “warning” with appropriate resources and active intervention. Outcome measures are every student identified through the early warning system is contacted and invited to meet with a special-designated advisor. The advisor will assist the students in diagnosing the sources of difficulty, refer the student to available resources, and monitor subsequent progress. (Goal 1)

Ethnic Alumni Network is a mentoring and role model program partnering an alumni with a current student and is an avenue to foster and strengthen the relationship with ethnically diverse alumni and the university in order to increase their involvement in programs and fundraising. Assessment is the number of alumni involved with students and the number of employment opportunities and information provided by alumni to students. The numbers of ethnically diverse alumni that annually give and the amount given to the University will be assessed. (Goal 1 and 4)

First-year Transition Support Program will be established in conjunction with Academic Affairs for 150-200 entering students, with participation by window admits, Diversity Partners program participants, and freshman-level transfer students. Programming will be oriented around the themes of academic and leadership excellence, and persistence through graduation. The program will be based in a residence hall and intensive monitoring and feedback concerning students performance will be provided. Students will participate in a “learning community” with involvement and connection to academic majors and campus resources. Participants in the program will earn an aggregate GPA of 2.4 or better for the first semester. The retention rate of participating students will equal or exceed the University average by index, tracked annually over a period of six years. (Goal 1)

Search Processes will be monitored by the Equal Opportunity Coordinator for the Division of Student Affairs to ensure a diverse pool of candidates that could lead to an appointment that increases the number of diverse individuals in administrative professional and classified positions. (Goal 2)

Students First Scholarships are designed to provide financial assistance to committed and talented students, who as freshmen enroll in undergraduate degree programs and continue their studies through graduation with the assurance of ongoing scholarship support. Efforts are underway to increase the fund balances of establish scholarships through ongoing targeted solicitations, fund-raising events, and/or planned gifts for the: Paul Chambers , Colorado National Bank Diversity in Business , Eastern Shoshone , El Centro, First Bank FirstGeneration, Luther and Denzel Monberg ASP, Northern Arapahoe, SAFECO Diversity and Students First General Scholarship. Assessment outcomes will be to evaluate the goal of raising a total of $15 million in scholarship gifts, 5 million in gifts to expendable funds and $10 million in gifts to endowment funds. (Goal 1)

Annual Evaluations and Assessment Reports are required by the Division of Student Affairs as part of the planning process. Outcome measures are the annual year end reports. (Goal 5)

Conclusion

The desired outcome for the five-year Diversity Plan for the Division of Student Affairs is to foster respectful, dynamic interactions among students, faculty, and staff who differ in cultural background, ethnicity, belief systems, sexual orientation and other differences. The Division of Student Affairs in cooperation with the larger Colorado State community will continue to encourage diversity of people, perspectives, cultures, lifestyles, and other variables in the broad continuum of human experience in all co-curricular activities and programs. Diversity on our Colorado State campus and an understanding of multicultural perspectives enriches all our lives and experiences.