Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Diversity is a core value of Western State Colorado University. The Board of Trustees and President Greg Salsbury have endorsed the Statement on Diversity and Inclusion authored and adopted by the Faculty Senate to support and advance campus diversity.

"Western State Colorado University takes a firm and unyielding stance in support of diversity, inclusivity, scientific inquiry, and creative expression. We believe these principles are necessary for the free and open inquiry that defines our role as a public institution in a democratic society. We believe that these principles are a moral imperative requiring constant vigilance and a firm stance against actions motivated by hate or intimidation.  The university welcomes people of color, people with disabilities, people of all genders and orientations, people of all religious preferences, immigrants and refugees regardless of national origin or ethnicity and other underrepresented communities regardless of socioeconomic class. We actively seek to build a civil and respectful culture which affirms these principles in all that we do.”

 Western has also joined more than 600 college and universities in Support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program.