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.
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
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.
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.
“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.