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Office of the Chancellor

A Great Private University Dedicated to the Public Good

Chancellor Rebecca Chopp

The University of Denver is a great private university focused on cultivating lives of purpose for our students, creating knowledge for the future and, in all we do, being dedicated to the public good.

This greatness and dedication to the public good is manifested in the kinds of people that we graduate, what they do with their lives, and our passionate commitment to use our knowledge to address the great issues of the day.

Latest News

Engaging our history and creating a more inclusive DU

(May 4, 2016) You may recall that in April of 2015, we announced the creation of the Task Force on Native American Inclusivity, an idea that grew out of substantial conversations on campus regarding the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre and, more broadly, the atrocities that this nation has perpetrated against Native peoples and the continuing struggle of Native peoples and cultures. Today, we share with you the report and recommendations they have provided to address the areas we asked them to explore. Read more

Implementation teams formed for DU IMPACT 2025

(April 11, 2016) In January the Board of Trustees approved DU IMPACT 2025 as the University’s strategic plan. Today we are pleased to update you on the next phase of our strategic planning process—developing implementation steps for each of the 19 strategic initiatives that make up DU IMPACT 2025. Recently, small teams composed of faculty and staff from each school and many administrative units began meeting to design implementation steps for each of the 19 initiatives. Read more

Response to tuition increase concerns

(March 23, 2016) Earlier this month, as we do each year at this time, we shared the University’s 2016–2017 tuition rates with students and families. Many students and families have expressed concern about DU’s 4.9 percent increase in tuition, as well as the increase of $540 in room-and-board charges. We write to provide more transparency into why we had to increase the tuition and charges for 2016-2017. Read more

 Share Your Thoughts with Chancellor Chopp

In leading the University of Denver, Chancellor Chopp seeks input from the entire University community—students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, business and community leaders, neighbors and other partners.

Though the chancellor won't be able to reply to every response individually, your comments will help inform her leadership of the University and DU's plans for the future.

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