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 and 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.
College of Arts, Humanities and 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
Making Space for Radical Change
With a minor in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, students can examine race and ethnicity as categories of social, political, historical, and cultural analysis, both in the United States and globally.
Inclusivity in Art and Tech
Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist Ari Melenciano is DU’s first Contributor in Residence at the University’s Clinic for Open-Source Arts (COSA).
Casa de Paz Learning Community
Funding from the Madden Center and the Mellon Foundation supports (among other projects) DU’s Casa de Paz Learning Community, which allows for unique service learning opportunities for students.