Background

In 2011, Colorado State University underwent a University Strategic Planning process.

Policy

The Impact Statement was presented to the President’s Cabinet in February of 2016. On May 16, 2017 the President’s Cabinet approved the Inclusive Physical and Virtual Campus policy and recommended its adoption by President Tony Frank. President Frank approved the policy with resounding support. The policy officially went into effect June 15th, 2017. This was the cumulation of a multi-year process by a multidisciplinary group of CSU faculty, staff, and students dedicated to creating a campus design policy that reflects our commitment to excellence and inclusion.

Committees

The Inclusive Physical and Virtual Campus Committee (IPVCC) includes representatives from the Office for Inclusive Excellence, Facilities Management, Student Disability Center, Assistive Technology Resource Center, Housing and Dining Services, Student Diversity Programs and Services, Parking and Transportation Services, student leadership, and others as needed.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Inclusive Physical and Virtual Campus Committee (IPVCC) is to promote Colorado State University’s commitment to creating and sustaining a welcoming, accessible and inclusive campus that enhances usability for everyone and helps create an environment in which we support, protect and respect rich dimensions of diversity. In meeting these goals, the committee helps assure that all individuals can fully access and enjoy the benefits of our facilities, educational opportunities, and information.”

Charge

The Inclusive Physical and Virtual Campus Committee is charged with:

  • Creating and maintaining inclusive design standards and guidelines using the Facilities Management process
  • Reviewing new construction and renovation projects’ compliance with these inclusivity standards
  • Ensuring that an annual or periodic audit is conducted of existing buildings for compliance and to identify high-priority needs
  • Considering instances of hardship and requests for waivers 
  • Education and outreach to campus – provide awareness of electronic inclusivity and how to meet or exceed WCAG standards and provide resources to assist with implementation of electronic inclusivity across CSU campus.  
  • Advocacy around the essential need to create and maintain inclusive design for electronic content related to teaching, learning, working, and overall community engagement at CSU. 
  • Partnering with other units to ensure electronic inclusivity.  
  • Provide guidance to assess and improve electronic content (tools, resources, processes). 

Inclusive Physical and Virtual Campus Committee Members

  • Hosam Ahmad, Assistant Director of Workplace Inclusion and Talent Management, Housing & Dining Services, (970) 491-5521
  • Kevin Bickel, Web Designer/Developer, University Web Management
  • Martha Coleman, Planning Specialist, Facilities Management, (970) 491-0101
  • Aaron Fodge, Manager of Alternative Transportation, Parking and Transportation Services (970) 491-2823
  • Jennifer Garvey, Assistant Director of Information Technology, College of Health and Human Sciences
  • Nico Gowdy, Coordinator of Accessible Text, Student Disability Center (970) 491-6385
  • Devin Koncar, Web Designer/Developer, University Web Management
  • Jessica Kramer, Landscape Architect & Environmental Graphic Designer, Facilities Management, (970) 657-3919
  • James Peth, Assistant Professor, Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Marla Roll, Director, Assistive Technology Resource Center (970) 491-6258
  • Terry Schlicting, Assistant Director of Health Professions Advising, Collaborative for Student Achievement
  • Allison Sylte, PR Writer and Specialist, University Marketing and Communications
  • Joe Tiner, Accommodation Specialist, Student Disability Center (970) 491-6385
  • Ria Vigil (Chair), Assistant Vice President for Inclusive Excellence

If you are interested in joining the Inclusive Physical and Virtual Campus Committee, please contact us