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Diversity Summit on Inclusive Excellence

Diversity Summit 2014 wordmark: Diversity and inclusion in higher education: 150 years of learning, growth and hope

Diversity and Inclusion in higher education:
150 years of learning, growth, and hope

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 8-10th, 2014

In 2001, the 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.

Each year, a DU student contributes the Summit artwork. Senior Micah Desaire created the 2014 graphic above. See the Summit history page for previous themes and accompanying artwork.

And, for the first time, the 2014 Summit hosted an event open to the broader community on Thursday evening: a screening and discussion of the documentary American Promise . Friday was the traditional Summit day of engaging workshops, speakers and awards. And Saturday was our second "Day of Action," bringing primary school students and their families to campus to learn about paths to higher education.

Thanks to everyone who helped make the Summit a success!

To help us understand the impact of the Summit, and to continue improving it for the future, please take a few moments to complete the anonymous online evaluation by Monday morning, May 19, 2014.

 

Please contact diversitysummit@du.edu with questions.