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 PlanLearn More
Building Our Community
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.
Meet the Team
DEI Committee Members
- Frédérique Chevillot (Languages, Literatures & Cultures)
- Lauren DeCarvalho (Media, Film & Journalism Studies)
- Elizabeth Escobedo (History)
- Rachel Lim (Lamont School of Music)
- Casey Stockstill (Sociology)
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.Learn More
Alma R. Clayton-Pedersen, CEO of Emeritus Consulting Group and former VP for Education and Institutional Renewal with AAC&U
“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.”
Equity & Inclusive Excellence in Action
DU Documentarian Explores Tree Inequity in Upcoming Film
Assistant Professor of Media, Film & Journalism Studies Joe Brown's in-progress documentary, "Treeless" (working title), examines tree inequity in Denver's neighborhoods.
Alumni Build Music Education into Underfunded Schools
By creating her own branch of a New York-based nonprofit, Education Through Music, Mallory Bernstein (CRTG '12) realized she could help fill a need for high-quality music education in schools.
Q&A: Engaging Diverse Voices in DU’s Asian Studies Program
We caught up with Hilary A. Smith, associate professor of history and chair of the Asian Studies Program, to learn more about how students in the program engage with cultural developments ranging from South Asian music and dance to Chinese economics and medicine.