Diversity & Inclusion

The ARC facilitates the activities of a large and diverse population of CSU and non-CSU researchers, with a dedicated focus toward promoting women and underrepresented STEM researchers through a range of high impact mechanisms. Importantly, the diversity in the ARC’s professional staff, student interns, and user base, in combination with CSU’s guiding Principles of Community, will ensure an inclusive and safe environment for all users.

The ARC annually employs four undergraduate student hourlies, of which 50% have historically come from first-generation, veteran or other non-traditional student populations. In addition, the ARC employs summer high school student hourlies, offering younger students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds exposure to science and technology in a way that no high school classroom can reproduce. Active recruitment of diverse and underrepresented students into these hourly positions is facilitated through strong relationships between the CIF and CSU diversity and inclusion learning communities for 1st year, 2nd year, and continuing students such as TRIO and Key Communities.