Oct 252010
Authors: Jordyn Dahl

The Associated Students of CSU has established a committee called ONE CSU to help connect student government with diversity offices on campus and get the offices involved with legislation that could go through Senate.

ONE CSU was named to signify that, while students come from different races and backgrounds, they all share the common identity of being a CSU Ram.

“We want to create a safe space for students to come and exchange ideas,” said Chief of Staff Nate Fiedler, founder of the committee.

The committee is the first of its kind, and Fiedler said the long-term goal is to make it a permanent part of ASCSU.

ASCSU and the staff of each of the Student Diversity Program Services, SDPS, formally called the Advocacy offices, will meet for a social in December before kicking off its first meeting at the beginning of next semester.

The SDPS is made up of seven offices, including:
The Asian/Pacific American Cultural Center,
Black/African American Cultural Center,
El Centro,
Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center,
Native American Cultural Center,
Office of Women’s Programs and Studies, and
Resources for Disabled Students.

ASCSU hopes the committee will establish a relationship with the diversity offices and other on-campus offices for multiracial students so they can give their input for what they would like to see ASCSU accomplish.

“We want to create a space where we are fully representing students,” said Director of Diversity and Outreach, Samantha Raso.

ASCSU Beat Reporter Jordyn Dahl can be reached at news@collegian.com.

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