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Social Justice

Campus Box:
Campus Box 134
PO Box 173364
Denver, Colorado 80217-3364


Chad Kautzer , Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Philosophy
Email: Chad Kautzer
Phone: 303-556-6275


Social Justice Signature Area

Social Justice - Overview

Social justice is a goal of every healthy society and the best guarantee for sustaining peace.

Chad Kautzer
Chad Kautzer

Achieving social justice involves the creation a global society where all members are granted the same basic human rights and equal access to public resources.

This Area believes that twenty-first century students need global perspectives on citizenship that are informed by and can contribute to processes of civic engagement locally and in all parts of the world. The Social Justice program encourages our students to recognize how race, class, and gender intersect with citizenship. It reinforces the many ways that our students are already engaged as citizens. And it helps solidify their power to effect change.

Signature Areas

"Signature Areas" are cutting edge initiatives of the strategic plan based on proposals prepared by faculty from across the university, and approved by faculty, staff, students, and administrators in the college. They reflect a major development in higher education to engage in research and teaching about contemporary topics by incorporating perspectives from multiple disciplines.