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Programs & Services

Inclusive Excellence Collective

Mission: To provide a forum for University units to share ideas, establish collections, support initiatives to advance Inclusive Excellence.

The Collective meets monthly during the academic year and hosts an annual planning retreat in the summer.

For the 2014-2015 academic year, the Collective co-chairs are Miriam Tapia Salinas, Division of Enrollment, and Wendy Bolyard, Office of Graduate Studies. This year, Collective will focus on two key projects: 1) Developing a IE Score Card to be used by various units on campus and 2) Developing a mechanism to provide DU Employees with opportunities to improve their skills and knowledge related to inclusion, equity and diversity. To accomplish this work the group has established two subcommittees:

If you are interested in joining one of the subcommittees as a non IE Collective member, please reach out to the subcommittee chairs.

For more information, especially from DU units interested in being involved, contact Johanna Leyba, Assistant Provost for Campus & Community Partnerships.

Membership (as of 11/2014)

Members are selected by their area leadership, with a goal to have a representative from all major units on campus.

Natley Farris, Alumni Relations
Bob Willis, Athletics and Recreation
Michael Holt, Campus Safety
Johanna Leyba, Center for Multicultural Excellence
Frank Tuitt, Center for Multicultural Excellence
Rosalynn Feagins, Controller Officer
Cathy Grieve, Conferences, Events and Special Community Programs
Dorothy Lechowicz-Edwards, Daniels College of Business
Miriam Tapia Salinas, Enrollment
Kathryne Grove, EO/ADA Compliance
Kathy Aliaga, Facilities
Frederique Chevillot, Faculty Senate
Fernand Lubuguin, Graduate School of Professional Psychology
Ramona Beltran, Graduate School of Social Work
Wendy Bolyard, Graduate Studies
Leslie Rossman, Graduate Student Government
Vanessa Teck, Graduate Student Government
Amy King, Human Resources
Casey Dinger, Institutional Research and Analysis
Esther Gil, Library
Nancy Sasaki, Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Stephen Seifert, Newman Center
Bridget Arend, Office for Teaching and Learning
Jeff Rideout, Registrar
Tinka Crosby, Registrar
Niki Latino, Student Life/Campus Life
Randy Wagner, Sturm College of Law
Art Jones, Colorado Women's College
Alejandro Garcia, Undergraduate Student Government
Jacqueline Juarez, Undergraduate Student Government - IE Chair
Allison O'Grady, University College
Patricia Greer, University College
Brittany Wilhelm, University Advancement
Mark Rodgers, University Architect
Gary Brower, University Chaplain - Student Life
Anne Linder, University Technology Services

Campus Climate Fund

The Campus Climate Fund is a newly established grant opportunity created as a partnership among the Center for Multicultural Excellence, the Undergraduate Student Government's Diversity Committee and the DU Programming Board (DUPB). Together these entities will provide a fund of $20,000 for projects/initiatives that further the goal below.

The Campus Climate Fund will be managed by a sub-committee of the IE Collective, which is made up of representatives from across campus, including undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty.

For the 2013-14 academic year, the Campus Climate Fund Committee will fund one project that will demonstrate a large collaborative effort and fund several other smaller projects. It is expected that the larger collaboration project will come from members of the IE Collective to demonstrate the spirit of the fund. Applications were due Monday, January 27th.

For future years, multiple projects may be funded as the program grows. All funded proposals will need to follow guidelines below.

Sponsorship Goal: To support cross-campus collaborations that will create a more inclusive campus climate at DU.

Guidelines – Funded projects will:

  1. Bring together groups of undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty together to implement co-programming focused on inclusive campus climate. The organizing body must have a member of each group (undergraduate and graduate student, faculty and staff).
  2. Showcase campus efforts that lead to positive impacts on the campus climate. Projects must provide a plan that will describe how the project will be showcased on campus for others to learn from your successes. For example, a project's outcomes may be presented in a workshop at the annual Diversity Summit.
  3. Be an on-campus event/project held solely for the benefit of the DU Community.
  4. Target at least 50% students (as 50% of the funding comes from undergraduate students).
  5. Promote ideas of inclusion, unity and positive campus climate.

Projects can be used to expand, improve, etc. existing successful programs. This could include taking an event that is not necessarily about IE, and giving it more of an IE focus. See a list of some possible collaboration partners below.

Award Levels: Typical awards will be in the range of $1,500-3,000, and can be used for justifiable, related program expenses.

Campus Climate Funds cannot be used for:

  • attendance to conferences
  • sponsorship of or tickets to attend fundraising events
  • off-campus events
  • alcohol
  • research projects (there are other funding sources for such projects, for example through IRISE)

Eligible Recipients are: Members of the DU community including students, staff, faculty, recognized DU organizations, departments, and units.


Please review the following in order to apply:

  1. Proposals must meet the established guidelines above.
  2. Proposals must be submitted via the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM at least 30 business days (Monday-Friday), or three weeks, in advance of the event/initiative start, unless otherwise arranged. (See Winter/spring 2014 deadlines and timeline above.)
  3. In preparation to complete the online request form, please have the following information ready:
  • Contact person name, phone number and email address
  • Event/Project summary with clear goal(s) and intended outcomes
  • Basic plans for assessing the initiative's success toward Campus Climate Fund goal
  • Proposed logistics details including date, location, publicity, audience, etc.
  • Proposed budget including projected expense and any projected income (payments from participants, sponsorships from other organizations, etc.) details

PDF version of these descriptions and guidelines.

For questions about the Fund, please contact us.


Possible publicity Outlets