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Social Justice
Contact Info

Campus Box:
Campus Box 179
PO Box 173364
Denver, Colorado 80217-3364

Program Director

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


Social Justice Minor

CU Denver Signature Area

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

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 Signature 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 Minor 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.

Social Justice Minor Declaration Form (CLAS only)

       The $1000 Social Justice Activist Scholarship

Administered by the CLAS Social Justice Minor at UCD


The Social Justice Activist Scholarship is designed to support CLAS Social Justice Minors who are actively engaged in efforts to support positive social change in areas of social justice, such as environmental sustainability, human rights, peace, gender and racial justice, GLBTQ rights, and economic justice. If eligible Social Justice Minors are not in the applicant pool by the submission deadline, non-minors meeting the criteria below will be considered. See the application form for more details.​

  The Social Justice Activist Scholarship Application Form

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.


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