Time to come together, Rams

March 26, 2018

‘I note the obvious differences between each sort and type, but we are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike. We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike.’   Maya Angelou

Colorado State University and the Lory Student Center are not places for hate. We are a community that welcomes and encourages inclusion, respect, integrity, service, and social justice, according to the University’s Principles of Community.

After flyers from a white nationalist group related to neo-nazis and other white supremacy groups were found near the LSC, we as a community were disappointed, to say the least. Many Rams and members of the CSU community are targeted by these hateful messages. When some members of our community are threatened; we all are.

CSUnite is an all-university walk and community gathering to stand up for our university principles and demonstrate that CSU is No Place for Hate. All faculty, staff and students, and supporters of our Ram community are encouraged to come together at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at Newton’s Corner (the sculpture at the intersection of Pitkin Street and Center Avenue, just south of the Behavioral Sciences Building). The event will begin with opening remarks followed by a short solidarity walk to the Lory Student Center Plaza. At the Plaza, there will be a brief program and opportunities for learning and action.

The Fort Collins and Colorado State University community march from Old Town Fort Collins to Colorado State University on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 18, 2016.

There is no place for such hate at Colorado State. We cannot move forward as a community unless we do so together.’President Tony Frank

This event is apart of the #NoPlace4H8 campaign run by Resident Life, and was introduced in President Tony Frank’s Spring Break Message to campus. “As much as our views and beliefs as members of the CSU community may differ on any  number of subjects, I am confident we are united on this front,” Frank said in the email. CSUnite is an event created to help us stand together as a community against hate and discriminatory ideologies. CSUnite is about showing that all differences aside, Rams take care of Rams.

More information about CSUnite can be found here. We are excited and hope to see all Rams on the plaza standing hand-in-hand.

 

 

About the Lory Student Center

The Lory Student Center is proud to foster an environment that honors and respects all members of the University community, and creates a friendly, inviting destination for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests. We are proud to be the gathering place for the campus community, and to offer vibrant social, educational, recreational, and cultural activities that stimulate discussion and debate.