In continuing the efforts of supporting the University of Denver's focus on Inclusive Excellence (IE), the Center for Multicultural Excellence has developed this IE Inventory for the campus and community.
Use this guide to find diversity and broader-IE events, programs, resources for program development and ways to get involved at DU.
For example: You can browse the Inventory alphabetically by clicking on letter/entry, which will expand to provide more information on that category.
Or you can filter results using the audience (target participants), community (content focus of resource), and/or resource type (one time event, ongoing program, organization/club or office) and then click filter.
Please know that this is a "living" document and will be updated on a regular basis. If you have resources you think need to be included in the
Inventory, please complete our input survey. If you have feedback or questions regarding the Inventory overall, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The African American Alumni Association (A4)
Increase, retain, and improve the quality of life for African-American students at DU by developing
programs, providing opportunities, and developing networks to support these students.
American Indian Alumni Association
Works toward to achieving excellence through diversity by supporting the educational mission of DU
and addressing the needs of both the DU and greater Denver Native American community.
Asian Student Alliance
Focuses on the academic, political, and social aspects pertaining to the Asian Pacific American population on the DU campus through community events aimed at promoting political awareness and education, volunteering in the local community, and networking on campus whether it is with other student organization leaders or with staff and/or faculty.
Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence
Broadens DU's commitment to diversity, recruiting a broad range of faculty and students and reaching into traditionally underserved segments of the community.
Department:Sturm College of Law
Associate Director of Admission and Multicultural Recruitment
Assists the Director of Diversity Enrollment in implementing diversity initiatives, driving
recruitment of multicultural students, and promoting DU's inclusive excellence philosophy in all facets of enrollment.
Department:Enrollment Division, Office of Undergraduate Admission
Black Graduate Student Association
The purpose of BGSA shall be to foster an academic, professional, and social environment for
African-American graduate students at DU.
Black Student Alliance
The University of Denver's Black Student Alliance is an organization dedicated to promoting cultural awareness and solidarity on campus. One of our organization's main focuses is to foster the personal development of our membership, and to encourage them to become active community contributors. Another goal of our organization is to provide a stable support system that our members can rely on. By building opportunities for internal and external collaborations, the Black Student Alliance has been able to make significant strides towards fulfilling its mission.
Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL)
CCESL leads the campus in embracing the University of Denver's commitment of
"being a great private university dedicated to the public good."
Center for Judaic Studies
Advancing knowledge of Jewish history, thought and culture.
Center for Multicultural Excellence
The Center for Multicultural Excellence advances diversity and Inclusive Excellence to strengthen the University of Denver as a great private university dedicated to the public good.
Center for Religious Services
A group of recognized religious or spiritual organizations on campus. The CRS is provided by the University as a courtesy to members of religious organizations who have students attending the university.
Coalition of Faculty of Color in Clinical Programs
This coalition made up of four departments including Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Professional Psychology, and Social Work, promotes the recruitment and retention of graduate students of color and faculty of color. the interdisciplinary integration and collaboration of faculty of color through for academic exchange and mutual professional support.
Fernando Guzman, 303-871-7660
College of Law Diversity Dialogues
Facilitate small group sessions designed for law students to discuss in a safe environment issues surrounding multiculturalism, including racism, sexism, sexual orientation, etc.
Department:Sturm College of Law
Curriculum and Diversity Grant
Small grants are provided to encourage faculty to create new courses that focus on diversity or to help ensure current curriculum is inclusive.
Fernando Guzman, 303-871-7660
Dinner and a Movie Series
An intergroup relations program developed as a way to integrate pop culture films into the ongoing dialogue with undergraduate and graduate students about identity, worldview and social justice.
Director of Diversity Enrollment
Oversees all aspects of mulitcultural recruitment as defined by the University's strategic plan
and adevelops and implements effective outreach and recruitment strategies for prospective multicultural students.
Department: Office of Undergraduate Admission
Diversity Action Team
Represents the Student Life Divisions' multilayered commitment to Inclusive Excellence. This group serves as a resource to our colleagues in the student life division as we help identify tangible ways to implement diversity and excellence in to our work and practice.
Diversity and Unity Retreat
Annual two-day retreat bringing together a diverse set of undergraduate and graduate students to explore issues of identity and social systems, and to build campus alliances. Participants enhance their awareness of historical and current intergroup dynamics, develop their knowledge of self and others, and sharpen actionable and marketable communication and collaboration skills.
Diversity Liaison from International House
The connection in the office to work with or connect with CME on projects related to diversity and inclusive excellence. This individual attends the Consortium for Student Success and Inclusive Excellence meetings.
DU has made an institutional commitment to Inclusive Excellence, the philosophical and practical
concept that inclusiveness and excellence are one in the same. The summit provides opportunities for showcasing
examples of Inclusive Excellence in action at the University of Denver.
DU Latino Alumni Association (DULAA)
Works toward to achieving excellence through diversity by supporting the educational mission of DU and addressing the needs of both the DU and greater Denver Latino community.
DU Undergraduate Student Government Campus Climate Chair
This position addresses the intergroup relations of students across campus and has charge of overseeing diversity issues and diversity admission. This position works heavily with CME and the Undergraduate Student Government to make an accepting, inclusive community.
DU Women's Coalition
The Women's Coalition is the umbrella organization to which all seven University of Denver women's groups belong. It promotes information sharing between groups to further the status of women on the University of Denver campus.
English Language Center
Intensive, collegiate preparation program for students to gain English language skills to be successful undergraduate and graduate students.
Excelling Leaders Institute
Designed to identify incoming first year, undergraduate students to serve as leaders in the area of transitioning into college, ELI students complete one week of on campus training in the areas of academic preparation, interacting with faculty, learning the campus physical layout, meeting as many individuals as resources on campus as possible and most importantly, creating a tight knit community of support for themselves and other incoming students.
Faculty of Color Association
Created to provide DU Faculty of Color and Staff of color a forum to raise concerns, provide support in the tenure and promotion processes, and impact overall DU policies to create a more inclusive campus.
Gender Violence Education and Support Services
Provides safe and confidential resources and assistance to survivors of gender violence, and their
friends and families, educates the campus community on gender violence and its effects, and provides primary prevention initiatives.
Generating Excellence through Mentoring
Jr. Faculty of Color and Women are identified through application that describes their visoin for achieving tenure and identify a national scholar in their field to mentor them.
Graduate Workshop Series
To prepare students for a career in academia the series includes presentations by experts in the field addressing strategies for completing the dissertation, preparing a curricula vita and cover letter, negotiating faculty contracts, how to balance research, teaching, and community service, understanding the tenure process, the importance and value of mentoring and networking, and navigating various employment obstacles and challenges.
Be part of a Jewish community filled with celebration, learning and creativity. Hillel is your
Jewish resource center on campus. Hillel's student-run committees develop a variety of programs to meet the needs of a
diverse Jewish community on campus.
International Student and Scholar Services
Provides orientation for new international students and scholars, immigration advising, work authorization assistance, cross-cultural adjustment assistance, international programs and events, advocacy and general support.
Latino Law Student Association
To foster the professional development of our members, to encourage community support, and to encourage high personal integrity. We support first-year students in the transition period into law school through various programs. We also focus on helping students develop working networks with local practitioners in the legal community. Our activities include direct participation with the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association and the National Hispanic Bar Association.
Department:Sturm College of Law
Latino Student Alliance
The purpose of the Latino Student Alliance will be to create and provide a strong and positive support group for Latino populations on campus through the promotion of cultural awareness and inclusivity. In order to address academic, social, and political issues LSA will provide cultural events, community involvement, advocacy, and student support while cooperating with other groups and communities across campus. LSA will provide an opportunity for students to educate themselves and others about the current issues affecting Latin America and Latino communities in the United States. Through dialogue, events, and community service LSA will raise awareness and educate the University of Denver community on the diversity of Latino experiences.
LGBTIQA Alumni Network
An informal network of LGBTIQA alumns to stay connected with one another and current Pioneers.
LGBTIQA and Allies Gala
Encourages continued progress by celebrating the accomplishments of and on behalf of the DU LGBTIQA
Native American Law Student Association
To promote awareness within the DU community of legal, political, and social issues affecting Native Americans and other indigenous peoples.
Department:Sturm College of Law
Native Student Alliance
NSA strives to create an awareness of cultures, and current and historical issues in Native America on the University campus while providing an environment in which Native American students can commune with one another and orient themselves in a larger world.
Never Again: Holocaust and Genocide Awareness
The purpose is to inform the students, faculty, and staff of the University of Denver, as well as
the community at large, about the Holocaust, the implications of hate and prejudice, and the reoccurrence of genocide
throughout the world today.
Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity
Exists to assure that the university complies with our policies on discrimination, harassment, and
retaliation and to promote full compliance with all federal, state, and local discrimination laws.
Office of Internationalization
Works to cultivate a globally minded community in which faculty, staff and students can all learn
from one another.
Provides confidential and informal assistance to faculty, staff, students and others having a problem with or within the DU. When you have a problem and don't know where to go, or when you know where to take your problem but are having difficulty getting there, contact the Ombuds.
Pedagogy of Privilege: Transformational Learning, Education, Practice & Research - 2011
Call for papers, presentations and workshops. August 15th and 16th, 2011. Craig Hall.
Department:Graduate School of Social Work
Penrose Library Diversity Advisory Committee
To support the embedding of Inclusive Excellence in all library functions. Initiatives include strategic collection development, Themed book displays, student outreach initiatives, disability services, space planning, and staff development programs.
Contact:Esther Gil, 303-871-3412
Pi Lambda Chi Latina Sorority
Our mission is to create a strong sisterhood and education support network for women on college campuses through an emphasis in teaching Latina culture and history, as well as promote education in the Latina community.
Profiles of Excellence
To provide a community based ceremony for individuals on the DU campus who are involved in or identify with multicultural social identity groups. The event brings together students, families, faculty and staff to celebrate graduation and the efforts of our community to promote inclusive excellence.
Queer & Ally Training (QAT)
Increase awareness and inclusion of peoples of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.
Queer and Ally Commission (QAC)
Ensures DU is a place where people of all sexual orientations and gender identities and expression are represented and included.
Queer Faculty Association (QFA)
Supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning-identified faculty on campus through advocacy, scholarship, and social networking.
Queer Straight Alliance (QSA)
A student organization open to all gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, straight, or other people inside the DU community. QSA is a group focused on serving not only as a social circle and a chance to relax after midterms and papers, but as a support group to help those seeking answers find them, and as an activist entity with a focus on queer rights in America.
Sexual Assault Survivor Advocates Network (SASA Network)
Exists to assist DU students, staff, faculty, or visitors who have been sexually assaulted. These trained advocates will assist survivors, and any family or friends, to cope with the physical, psychological, judicial and/or legal aftermath resulting from a sexual assault.
Shades of Brown Student Alliance
To offer a "safe place," supportive, and encouraging environment for all individuals of color, allies, staff, faculty, and alumni of GSSW to learn, voice, escape, mature, and positively confront and address the issues people of color experience as a part of the GSSW experience.
Sigma Lambda Gamma Latina Sorority
Sigma Lambda Gamma is a sisterhood of women who have chosen this affiliation as a manner to achieve personal development and awareness to the responsibility of community involvement for the betterment of our local, regional, national and global communities through the efforts of a network of close to 3,000 sorority members.
Social Justice Living and Learning Community
Through the lens of social justice, we explore causes of oppression by examining various forms of privilege and power and have meaningful dialogues through active participation and learning in the classroom, within the residence halls and outside of DU.
Department:Living and Learning Communities
Staff of Color Association
Organization created to provide professional and social support for DU Staff from historially underrepresented communities.
The Spirituals Project
To preserve and revitalize the music and teachings of the sacred songs called "spirituals," created and first sung by enslaved Africans in America in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The Staff Women's Association and Network, S.W.A.N., is an organization committed to guiding and assisting the 700 staff women at the University of Denver to achieve their highest potential as employees by means of education, advocacy and acknowledgement, and to providing a safe forum for addressing grievances while maintaining the highest level of support for the University mission.
Implementing DU's gender identity and expression non-discrimination policy, by working on ways to make university procedures, practices and climate more inclusive for transgender, intersex and other gender non-conforming peoples.
USG Diversity Committee
To foster, encourage, and emphasize the importance of diversity through understanding, accepting, and celebrating differences within the campus community. It is the goal of the Diversity Committee to have a university community that is aware, appreciative, and respectful of people's commonalities as well as differences.
Vietnamese Student Alliance
Believes that there is so much potential for further establishing the Vietnamese community's presence here in Colorado and at the University. We aim to generate friendship and harmony between the Vietnamese community and others of different race through better mutual understanding.
Voices of Discovery
DU's intergroup dialogue program that brings together small groups of students from diverse backgrounds to share their life and campus experiences related to diversity. The annual five-week program provides educational and involvement opportunities for student participants, graduate student facilitators and faculty/instructor and program coordinator collaborations.
Volunteers in Partnership - VIP
Partners with students, parents, faculty and staff from Denver West High School, Abraham Lincoln High School, Pinnacle Charter School, the Denver Center for International Studies, Denver School of Science and Technology and Rishel Middle School in a commitment: to promote self-esteem in students, to encourage students to complete high school and continue their education or training, and to bridge the transitions between middle school, high school, post-secondary education or training and careers.
Department:Office of Special Programs
Our students and faculty have a passion for education and their passion co-creates a stimulating and rewarding environment. Moreover, students graduate from degree and certificate programs with academic knowledge and skills for personal and professional success.
Women's Conference, annual
An annual Spring event sponsored by the Office of the Provost since 1995. It is open to all DU faculty, staff and students and presents speakers and panels on various themes. Financial and volunteer support for the Women's Conference is provided by members of the DU community.
Women's Leadership Council
In order to create a stronger and more effective women's leadership presence at DU, the Women's Leadership Council (WLC) includes women serving on the Dean's Council, in the Provost's Office, in executive roles or positions of University wide responsibility.
Department:DU's Women's Conference