Statement regarding campus tour incident at Colorado State University

DENVER — Thursday, May 3, 2018 — Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne , who also serves as the Chair of Colorado’s Commission on Indian Affairs, issued the following statement concerning the treatment of two teens while on a campus tour at Colorado State University.

“We share concern over the reported treatment of two Native American teens while on a campus tour of Colorado State University.  After speaking with CSU President Tony Frank, we believe the university’s response shows the seriousness of the issue, and we understand new procedures will be introduced to better manage campus tours. We want to reiterate our commitment to ensuring our public universities are open and welcoming to all students and hope that the young men will not be deterred in their pursuit of attending college in Colorado, a traditional homeland to many tribal nations.”