Metropolitan State University is committed to creating a welcoming, inclusive, and anti-racist learning and working environments. This commitment is outlined in our University Vision Statement and demands that we speak up against injustice and disparities in our communities. As a university, we strive to be equity-minded and in doing so, we do our work in ways that are evidence-based, race-conscious, institutionally focused, and systematically aware in order to advance equity and justice.
We strongly believe in the values of equity and inclusion so all members of our university and its surrounding communities experience an authentic sense of belonging. We celebrate dimensions of diversity such as race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, age, economic, and/or familial status.
We must transcend all that divides us and work together within our community to advance equity in the areas of student success, campus culture, workforce, policies, and structures.
We are driven and grounded in our equity, inclusion, and anti-racism work because of these commitments and values.
The work of the office is guided by values of respect, inclusion, diversity, anti-racism, cultural responsiveness, equity, access, and opportunity. Through our work, we ensure that students, faculty, and staff learn and work in welcoming and inclusive environments. Our role is to assist in the creation of these environments, so every member of the university community is valued, and everyone has the opportunity to succeed.
The Office of Equity and Inclusion’s programs and services focus on:
- Student Success
- Workforce Diversity
- Campus Climate
- Policy, Compliance, and Affirmative Action
- Non-discrimination and Sexual Violence Investigations
Equity and inclusion are fundamental to everything we do at Metropolitan State University and realizing our commitment to dismantling systemic racism requires that we work in collaboration with students, faculty, and employees to take action, consistent with the mission and the values of the university.
Student Services and Support
Metro State student services and support are there to meet you where you are, whatever your needs. Find a wide range of culturally-competent, community-oriented, practical support available to the Metro State student population to ensure your learning meets your living.
Center for Accessibility Services
The Center for Accessibility Resources ensures that all programs, services, spaces and activities at Metropolitan State University are accessible. We recognize that disability is one of many identities that an individual may have and that these individuals are a vital and welcome part of our diverse University community. We also recognize that disability is a social and/or cultural construct that often creates barriers for people. We strive to eliminate or minimize these barriers and empower individuals by facilitating an interactive process and building universally accessible campuses and programs.