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Why Choose CLAS


Commitment to diversity is an indispensable component of academic excellence that prepares students to live and work in a diverse society.

As stated in our Strategic Plan (see CLAS Strategic Plan 2008-2020), one of the college's priorities is to enhance diversity across the college and foster a culture of inclusion. Our strategic plan details a variety of goals related to this priority. We seek to recruit, train, and retain faculty, staff, and students dedicated to this priority. We also strive to sustain an educational setting and workplace where all persons feel welcome, valued, and respected. In addition, we provide a rich tapestry of formal and informal teaching and learning opportunities to understand and educate about difference. For example, the UC D​enver Core Curriculum requires all undergraduate students to take a 3-hour Cultural Diversity class, and we offer 13 of the 17 courses that students might select. ​