Q: The Civil Rights Movement found its way onto campus in the late ’60s and early ’70s. In 1969, the Mexican-American Committee for Equality and the Black Student Association joined forces and demanded increased recruitment of minority students and employees on campus. Were their demands met?
A: At the time, their demands for more equality amongst races were not met. The case was taken to Colorado legislature, who denied funds to support minority recruiting. In fact, CSU’s own students voted against a 50 cents raise in tuition fees for that same cause.