A look back as we look forward
Thanks to all who joined us to celebrate the people, the programs and the progress toward a more inclusive DU!
Thursday evening, May 7, 2015 | The Cable Center
Part of CME Celebration Week (PDF flyer)
In 2014, DU commemorated its sesquicentennial, honoring those who built and sustained the institution over its first 150 years.
For all the triumphs in DU’s history, the University has also faced challenges relative to the inclusion and success of diverse students, faculty and staff, like many higher education institutions in the United States. In an ongoing drive to meet these challenges, the University has enacted a range of initiatives and programs designed to support DU’s efforts to become a more inclusive campus. Transformative work like this takes years of persistence, commitment and contributions from every corner of an institution.
While our work is far from being over, the University of Denver has made significant progress toward having an inclusive community that embraces all its members, provides equality of opportunity for all and actively encourages all voices to be heard. This progress is due to hundreds of individuals who were willing to play their role in moving DU closer to becoming an institution where our aspirations match our actions, in pursuit of a campus community that is inclusive, affirming and equitable for all members regardless of their prior lived experiences and multiple social identities.
Our progress to date is a result of collective efforts and the culmination of student activism, pressure from outspoken tenured and non-tenured faculty, and passionate administrators, trustees and staff dedicated to the work of inclusion, equity and diversity.
As the University looks to the next chapter in this journey of progress, we took time to celebrate the efforts of many individuals who helped us arrive where we are today, and so invited our communities to re/connect with us for refreshments, a short tribute program, and entertainment.
All current and past students, staff, faculty, administrators, trustees and community partners who helped in this movement were invited! Without YOU progress could not have been made.