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Rosa Parks Diversity Award

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​Sparking the modern Civil Rights movement in the United States by refusing to give up her bus seat, Rosa Parks arrest for breaking Montgomery segregation laws started a boycott of the city bus line that lasted 381 days. This eventually led to the 1956 Supreme Court ruling declaring segregation illegal on public buses. In the spirit of Rosa Parks, The Rosa Parks Diversity Committee at CU Denver selects students, staff, faculty, departments, and community/organizations as recipients of the Rosa Parks Diversity Award.

In honor of Rosa Parks' legacy as a champion for Civil Rights, ​the University of Colorado Denver’s Educational Opportunity Programs office is pleased to solicit nominations for the CU Denver Rosa Parks Diversity Award.  Presented annually, this award recognizes faculty, staff, students, and community members/organizations who help to accomplish the university’s strategic priority to enhance diversity university-wide and foster a culture of inclusion on campus and/or within the surrounding community.  We will present two awards in each category (faculty, staff, student, and community) at an awards luncheon on April 30, 2015, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm in Tivoli 320's ABC on the Auraria Campus.

To nominate an individual or an organization, please complete each category of the online nomination form​.  The deadline for submission is 5:00 pm, March 13, 2015.  You may nominate as many individuals as you wish in each category.  

If you have questions regarding the nominations process, please contact Omar Montgomery or James Speed.

Click here to submit a nomination​

Click here to RSVP​


2013 Program

University Of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus

Educational Opportunity Programs

Student Commons 2007

Campus Box 132

1201 Larimer Street

P.O. Box 173364

Denver, Colorado 80204

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>American Indian Student Services
Student Commons 2007C |303.315.1882 |

>Asian American Student Services
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>Black Student Services
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>​Latin@ Student Services
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