University statements regarding incidents of bias
Racist graffiti

Racist graffiti reported March 6, 2019

Racist graffiti was written inside of a men’s restroom in Warner College of Natural Resources and was reported to the university the evening of March 6. The graffiti was reported to Colorado State University Police and was removed by Facilities Management crews. The sentiments expressed are deeply offensive and do not reflect the values and character of the CSU community. This message is intended to make the campus community aware of this incident and to reiterate that Colorado State sets high expectations for respect and behavior, as articulated in our Principles of Community.

If you know something about this incident or if you see other incidents of discriminatory or hate-based bias in the community, please report CSUPD at (970) 491-6425.  You can also report bias incidents at supportandsafety.colostate.edu/incidents-of-bias. If you are concerned about someone in the campus community, you can use the Tell Someone website at supportandsafety.colostate.edu/tellsomeone or call (970) 491-1350 to make a referral. In both cases, professionals on campus will follow up to offer resources as appropriate. If you are impacted by this incident, we encourage you to utilize the resources highlighted below for support:

Homophobic messages in residence hall

Bias Incident in Parmelee Hall October 1, 2018

‌Dear Parmelee Hall,

I am reaching out to share two separate incidents of discriminatory bias over the weekend that targeted an RA here in Parmelee. In both cases, someone wrote homophobic and body-shaming phrases and drew phallic graphics on the white board on the RA’s door.  These incidents are contrary to our Principles of Community and our values within University Housing, whether they target a resident or a student staff member. These incidents may also constitute harassment because they were aimed directly at an individual. These incidents have been reported to CSUPD, and they are investigating. An individual who is responsible for at least one of these incidents has been identified, and that incident is being addressed by Housing and other university offices. We are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive community for everyone and ask all residents to join us in making it clear that this type of behavior is never OK and some instances may actually cross a line and constitute criminal activity. For incidents to reach the threshold of a hate crime, the incident first must be a crime such as arson, harassment or assault, that is directed to a specific individual or group of individuals.  For a crime to be classified as a hate crime, it must be rooted in or motivated by bias or discrimination against a race, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender or gender identity.

If you know something about this incident or if you see other incidents of discriminatory or hate-based bias in the community, please report to hall staff or call CSUPD at (970) 491-6425.  You can also report bias incidents at supportandsafety.colostate.edu/incidents-of-bias. If you are concerned about someone in the campus community, you can use the Tell Someone website at supportandsafety.colostate.edu/tellsomeone or call (970) 491-1350 to make a referral. In both cases, professionals on campus will follow up to offer resources as appropriate. If you are impacted by this incident, we encourage you to utilize the resources highlighted below for support:

CSU is No Place 4 H8 and if you are interested in reinforcing that message, please pick up a No Place 4 H8 cling or poster at the front desk to display on your door, in your room, or on your laptop.

Sincerely,
Laura Giles
Director of University Housing
Colorado State University

(Email sent to Parmelee Hall residents on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018)