Equity & Inclusive Excellence

A Model of Mutual Belonging

We're setting a standard for what happens when innovative thinkers aspire to create a more inclusive environment. Within our college, local community and on the global stage, we're working to maximize opportunities for all our students, faculty and staff while cultivating new relationships that will challenge us toward greater accountability and adaptability in our practices.


See our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategic Plan

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Building Our Community

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Intentional Community

We see firsthand the educational, artistic and scholarly advantages of diversity. We also know there is important work to be done to infuse equity into everything we do. This is why actively working together to build community is a key part of our strategic plan.

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In the Classroom

The Critical Race and Ethnic Studies minor gives students the opportunity to examine social, political, historical and cultural processes from a multitude of perspectives. 

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Working Together

Everyone has an important role to play in creating the culture of the College, and we all benefit from the intentional leadership of the College's Staff Committee and Inclusive Excellence Committee. 

CAHSS Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

The College’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee is developing, strengthening and implementing a long-term cultural shift to uphold diversity and equity as central to institutional excellence.

College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Staff Committee

The College's Staff Committee works to enhance staff support, engagement and morale in an inclusive excellence work environment that promotes staff dialogue, visibility and participation. 

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“The better we understand how the various dimensions of diversity affect learning and teaching, the better we can help students draw on these assets. It is imperative that we, as a nation, work toward making excellence inclusive in all spheres of American life—and most fundamentally in education.”

Alma R. Clayton-Pedersen, CEO of Emeritus Consulting Group and former VP for Education and Institutional Renewal with AAC&U

An enduring commitment to inclusivity is fundamental to our Keystone Strategic Plan.

Find out how we're moving forward together.

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Equity & Inclusive Excellence in Action

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Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Program and Major Plans

CAHSS is moving forward with the development of a Critical Race and Ethnic Studies program and major at DU. This is a significant step in advancing our university’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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CAHSS Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Grant Awardees
Faculty and Staff DEI Grant Awards for 2020-2021

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee provides support and professional development funds for employees interested in pursuing DEI initiatives and/or professional development opportunities specific to staff and faculty of color and other historically minoritized groups.

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Senior Andrea Macias
“I Matter” — CRES Student Is a Voice for Students of Color

Senior Andrea Macias has spent her time at DU encouraging conversations and being a voice for change on campus and around the world.

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