Student Press Law Center

Colorado State newspaper crusades for open meetings, greater transparency from university

COLORADO — Colorado State University’s student government may have broken state transparency laws by trying to kick student reporters out of the student body president’s impeachment hearing. The incident adds to an ongoing perceived lack of transparency from the university’s student government and administration.

Erin Douglas, the editor-in-chief of The Rocky Mountain Collegian, spoke at the Sept. 13 meeting to dissuade the Associated Students of Colorado State University in Fort Collins from kicking out the media. She later published a letter from the editor arguing that doing so would have been illegal under the state’s Sunshine Law.