Once an exclusive club, higher education has made strides to increase access and equal opportunity. However, merely opening the door is not sufficient to reach equity or ensure success for all. We propose and will pursue a new way to advance equity for all by creating an inclusive and just environment for our campus and broader community.
The work we’ll do:
- Intentionally and courageously build a culture of shared responsibility for advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion so that students, faculty, and staff thrive.
- Acknowledge the history of our location and honor the positive contributions of the people who came before us.
- Leverage our role as a Hispanic- and Asian American Native American and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution to secure resources that build institutional capacity for learner success, research, and scholarship.
- Develop and continuously improve our systems, placing a focus on building authentic relationships, community, and compassionate support
We're there when:
Success outcome gaps across all demographics are reduced to zero, making education work for all. Faculty and staff of every background and identity find purpose and belonging and opportunities to advance here. Other universities and employers seeking diverse talent look to CU Denver as a model of inclusivity.