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Advancing Diversity & Inclusive Excellence

Welcome to CME's digital home!

We invite you to use the resources on this site to learn more about our work, and how we can support your understanding and action for the University's commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

Responding to Presidential executive order on Refugees, immigrants & visitors

The Trump administration has issued a series of executive orders regarding immigration along with guidance from the Department of Homeland Security purporting to implement those executive orders. We are reviewing those documents and continuing to follow developments closely. Students with needs related to this executive action and how it may affect them and/or their family can reach out to Johanna Leyba and Tracey Peters in the Center for Multicultural Excellence.

On Friday, Jan. 27, President Donald Trump issued a new executive order that bars citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries – Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen – from entering the United States, even if they hold a second citizenship in any third country. He announced that more countries may be added to the list. The executive order also suspends US refugee arrivals for at least four months, bans Syrian refugees, and will likely prioritize Christian refugees if and when the suspension is listed. Finally, the executive order calls for new, "extreme vetting" of immigrants. What does this mean for members of the DU community? What can students, staff, and faculty do to respond to this new situation?

In addition to ongoing events, here are links to additional resources: Resources Related to Impacts of Presidential Executive Order on Immigration | Diversity Portal events & resources | School of Law resource site | Chancellor's 1/30 statement


Recognizing the need for such skills and space, the division of Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence has formed a new program area, focused on Inclusion and Equity Education. With on- and off-campus partners, we are developing a range of opportunities for the DU community to improve and apply dialogue skills, including:

2017 Diversity summit

Thanks to the more than 1200 attendees, presenters and speakers, sponsors and volunteers who helped make the 2017 Diversity Summit on Inclusive Excellence, a success. We're posting materials and resource links to the Summit site as available:

CME has moved!

We're now located in the Driscoll Student Center North, specifically:

  • Our Undergraduate Success programs and staff are in the Driscoll Underground (ground floor, beyond the Info Desk).
  • Our new Graduate Student Success Suite, new Native American Community Partnerships and Programs Director, Inclusion and Equity Education, and other staff are in the top floor Campus Life suite.

Phone numbers, emails, and web details remain the same. Stay tuned for additional announcements about space, org structure (PDF), staff and program offerings!


Would you like to engage in meaningful work that helps to advance DU's commitment to Inclusive Excellence? Have you been awarded a 2016-17 work-study? Then consider joining the CME team! We are currently seeking hard-working, passionate students for a variety of exciting and challenging positions.

You can browse our open positions here by logging in as instructed and entering 'Center for Multicultural Excellence' into the search bar.

Of note...

  • Check our Publications page for the latest Diversity Engagement Opportunities (DEO) compilation, Bulletin Boards in a Bag and more.
  • DU has launched a new Diversity Portal, with initial gathering of campus and community resources, events and opportunities to learn and share! Visit