Welcome one and All!

My fellow  Graduate students whether you are categorized/identify as a(n):

  • Traditional Student
  • Nontraditional Student
  • International Student
  • Nonnative Speakers of English
  • First-Generation College Student
  • Students with Disability
  • Working Student
  • Commuter Student

You have come to the right page!

As your GSG Equity chair and on behalf of the GSG DEI committee, I am dedicated to taking every opportunity to honor you and remind you that you are an Oredigger and you deserve to be here!

As a graduate student and, more importantly, as a human being, your presence is valued and needed on campus,  no matter your ethnicity, gender, nationality, sexuality, religion, culture, or how you choose to self-identify.

– Adrian Mendonsa

(Mines GSG 2023-2024, Director of Equity)

Campus Resources

Blaster’s Basket

Blaster’s Basket (Mines food bank), located in the student lounge in the Student Center, is available to any student with a need.

 You can access Blaster’s Basket through the student lounge door off the Student Center courtyard.

For more information, send an email to: lgoberis@mines.edu

COVID-19 Testing

Click here to register.


GSG Spring Town Hall 5:15 pm, berthoud 243

 GSG Grad Life Town Hall:
The SPRING Check-up

GSG Equity Chair would like to Invite you, our fellow graduate students to our Spring Town Hall: This event opened to all Graduate Students, so stop by! 

Use the following to anonymously submit questions you would like to ask or topics you would like to hear discussed. Link: https://mines.zoom.us/j/99793248894

Date: Tuesday, Apr 23rd 2024

Time: 5:15pm – 7.00pm

Location: Berthoud 243

 What is a GSG  town hall?

A hybrid forum primarily for graduate students to share feedback, converse with each other, and engage in constructive conversations regarding Graduate life.
This is a Graduate Student Led event put on by the GSG Equity chair:
  • A chance for your voice to be heard as a CSM Graduate Student
  • A specially curated panel composed of Graduate Student Leaders and Mines Leadership (Faculty and Staff)
  • Conversation will be driven by submitted and live audience questions.
Keeping with the Equity Chair’s mission of community building, this town hall will feature various types of food from neighboring small businesses, resource boards, and an interactive workshop hosted by fellow graduate students.
  • This GSG Town Hall aims to provide a respectful space to build morale and community for our graduate students while engaging in conversations that will be useful to address concerns and questions regarding graduate student life.
  •  To celebrate our graduate student community’s diversity and foster respectful, open discussion surrounding campus activities, resources, and equity in academia.


Why should you attend?

  • We at GSG want to hear from you, our fellow graduate students, as we strive to make our campus community a safer, more equitable space.
  • Offer  insight to invited members of Mines leadership.

How can you help?

ATTEND, Participate in conversation, Share knowledge!

Interested in volunteering email: gsgec@mines.edu

As a classroom community, our capacity to generate excitement is deeply affected by our interest in one another, in hearing one another’s voices, in recognizing one another’s presence.

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GSG DEI Committee

Upcoming Events

  • Fall Townhall – Nov 8th, 2023
  • Spring Townhall – Apr 23rd, 2024
  • GRADS – Apr 3rd – 4th, 2024
  • Spring BBQ – Apr 26th, 2024


Your Voice matters!

Are you a current CSM graduate student and interested in: 

  • Sharing your heritage or culture with other graduate students
  • Volunteering with the GSG DEI committee 
  • Learning more about DEI related topics, how we can help make our campus more equitable, and make a difference for yourself and your fellow colleagues

Then click here!

Diversity Calendar 2022

January is Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

January 18th, (every third Monday in January) is Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February is, Black History Month

February 1st, Lunar New Year* (based on the moon)

February 6th, the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March 8th, International Women’s Day

March 31st, Cesar Chavez holiday in California, Arizona and Texas.

April is Diversity Month and Autism Awareness Month

April 2 – May 2nd, Ramadan*

May is Mental Health Awareness Month (also referred to as “Mental Health Month”) and Jewish American Heritage Month

May 2 – 3rd is Eid al-Fitr*

May 17th, Anniversary of the School Desegregation Ruling

May 21st, Diversity Day (the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development)

May 25th, African Liberation Day

June 12th,  Loving Day

June 19th, Juneteenth, (AKA “Freedom Day” or “Emancipation Day”)

August 9th, International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.

August 26th, Women’s Equality Day

September 15–October 15th, Hispanic Heritage Month

September 25 to 27th, Rosh Hashana,orJewish New Year*

October is Global Diversity Awareness Month

October 1 through October 7th, (the first full week of October) is National Diversity Week

October 4 through October 5th, Yom Kippur,or the“Day of Atonement”

Oct 12th, while this date is a day with complex controversial meanings (“Columbus Day,” U.S.), we choose to celebrate it as Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity (Argentina), Decolonization Day (Bolivia), Day of Interculturality and Plurinationality (Ecuador), Day of Indigenous Peoples and Intercultural Dialogue (Peru), and Indigenous Resistance Day (Venezuela)

October 18th, (every third Monday in October) Multicultural Diversity Day*

October 24th, Diwali, the “Indian Festival of Lights.” *

November is National Native American Heritage Month

November 2nd, Día de los Muertos or Día de los Difuntos (“Day of the Dead”)

November 25 to December 10th, 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

December 3rd, is International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD)

*Dates vary annually

Please note this document is a work in progress.