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Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Office of Diversity and Inclusion serves the entire DU campus

University of Denver

Welcome to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) is committed to providing leadership, guidance, and resources in support of the University of Denver’s commitment to building a more diverse and inclusive institution.  Recognizing that this commitment requires that DU establish and sustain a dramatically rich campus climate and culture that deepens our intellectual environment, ODI is responsible for addressing Inclusive Excellence and diversity matters that impact the academic experience at DU for faculty and students.  For example, ODI supports DU’s efforts to advance diversity, equity, and Inclusive Excellence by providing the campus community with opportunities to extend their knowledge, perspectives, and experiences vital to performing effectively in a culturally diverse and globally connected society.

For questions or to contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, please email


Weekly Fellowship Opportunity for Communities of Color

Communities of Color at DU: Let's Get Together!
Every Wednesday during winter quarter starting January 25th!

Please note that the original start date was January 18th, but has been cancelled. 

4:00pm - 5:30pm: Open Community Hours
5:30pm - 7:00pm: Closed Discussion Session for only Communities of Color
Location: Graduate School of Social Work | Room 348

Faculty, Staff, and Students from DU's communities of color are invited to come together for fellowship every Wednesday for the remainder of the quarter. We designate this as a time to develop connections and friendships in a positive and supportive environment.


Diversity Summit header Image Diversity Summit - Many Stories, Many Truths:
Overcoming Challenges in Building Community.

Thursday and Friday, January 19-20, 2017

Visit for information on summit activities and to register (online registration closes January 13th, 2017).

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The Crisis in Black Education: Reflections on DU, Denver, and the Nation

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Driscoll Student Center | Gallery

The national theme for this year's Black History Month is "the Crisis in Black Education" ( With this in mind, the DU Office of Diversity & Inclusion is pleased to bring together a stellar group of educators to reflect on the current status of education for Blacks at DU, in Denver, and across the nation.

To RSVP please click here.

*For a full list of events, please click on the Upcoming Events link in the left navigation* 


Internationalization Summit Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals for the 4th Annual Internationalization Summit to be held at the University of Denver on Friday, April 14, 2017. The priority deadline is Monday, February 27th, 2017

This year's summit is organized around "Refugees, Migration and the internationalization of Higher Education". We believe that this theme is both timely and important to higher education given the always increasing movement of peoples around the world and particularly the current refugee crises in the world. In particular, the summit intends to be a venue to explore the interplay between these phenomena in meaningful and purposeful ways.

IRISE Grant Applications are Open!

Applications for 2017 - 2018 IRISE Research Grants for Faculty, Graduate Students, and Undergraduate Students are now available. Applications must be completed by March 1, 2017.
For more information visit the IRISE Research Grants Page.