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University of Colorado Denver

College of Arts & Media

Diversity Statement & Strategic Priority

​​ The CAM Diversity Council presents the following systemic definitions-in-process as a starting-point to encourage open engagement and discussion in a safe and nurturing environment.

The council works to maintain an environment of transparency and support to the overall student experiences at CAM. In addition, the group will make concerted efforts to develop systematic support for faculty, staff, and students from underrepresented backgrounds.


Diversity encompasses the presence of a broad spectrum of differences among individuals and group/social constructs within our community.

Some dimensions of diversity include the following: age, color, disability, ethnicity/national origin, family status, gender identity or expression, generation, language, life experiences, organization function and level, physical characteristics, race, religion/belief/spirituality, sexual orientation, thinking patterns, and veteran status.


The term inclusion is used to describe the active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in the CAM curriculum, in co-curricular activities, and in communities within the college as reflected in thought patterns, interpersonal and institutional behaviors, and in educational practices.


Equity is only found in communities in which all participants are provided the necessary tools and resources to access the same opportunities for success.

CAM Strategic Goals

  1. Improving student experience and services through more diverse support offered by the college and expanding/globalizing the college curriculum with course offerings and content to reflect a wider net of content and context for learning
  2. Implementing concerted college recruitment efforts for underrepresented groups to diversify the college community of faculty, staff, and students
  3. Empowering faculty and staff to create a safe community through communication strategies that encourage engagement, discussion, and thoughtful discourse with colleagues and students without retaliation
  4. Promoting institutional and behavioral awareness and action to support the abolition of barriers which serve the purpose of exclusion