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Diversity Summit on Inclusive Excellence

Diversity Summit 2015

Thursday and Friday, January 22nd-23rd, 2015

Fifty Years Since Selma: Your Voice Still Matters!

On March 7, 1965, a peaceful multiracial march took place in Selma, Alabama to draw attention to the call for equal voting rights in this country. Met with violence, their efforts helped call national attention to the need for comprehensive voting rights legislation; and the federal Voting Rights Act became law on August 6, 1965. This year's 14th annual Diversity Summit, following the State of Colorado's Martin Luther King, Jr Celebration theme, will focus on actions that made progress possible 50 years ago and what we can do today to continue the struggle for social justice and equality in the United States.

Registration for Friday events is now closed; however the Thursday evening community panel is open to all !

See the full Friday conference schedule here , including a breakdown of workshops. You can also check the e-program or mobile app !

Although the Estlow keynote luncheon is full, the event can be viewed via a live stream. Please check back Friday at 11:30 a.m.!

Graduate students should participate in the GSG's 2nd annual Research & Performance Summit , on Friday, January 30, 2015.


In 2001, the DU Diversity Summit began with a few undergraduate students coming together to talk about diversity. The event has grown tremendously since then, now engaging up to six hundred participants annually.

In 2007, the University of Denver made an institutional commitment to Inclusive Excellence, the philosophical and practical concept that inclusiveness and excellence are one in the same, which guided the Summit focus to Include Excellence. Originally, the Diversity Summit highlighted the success and ambitions around IE and diversity of DU administration, faculty, staff and students but has grown to incorporate leaders in diversity and Inclusive Excellence from Denver, the region and the nation. The Diversity Summit has featured keynote speakers active within academia as well as those from the business sector.


Please contact diversitysummit@du.edu with questions.