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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!

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.


Teacher Transparency and the Creation of Identity Affirming Learning Environments
March 23rd, 2017
12:00pm — 1:30pm
Anderson Academic Commons | Rm 390 (The Loft)

Join Dr. Frank Tuitt, Senior Advisor to the Chancellor and Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, & Professor of Higher Education; in an interactive session that aims to investigate how teacher transparency can humanize the instructor and reduce the anxiety and intimidation that can be created by a faculty member's reputation or high profile status, and; Explore a range of pedagogical considerations that instructors can utilize to facilitate identity affirming learning environments.

Boxed lunches will be provided.
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Inclusivity, Equity, and Social Justice in the Law School Classroom: A Workshop on Best Practices
Friday, March 31st: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday, April 1st: 8:30am - 3:00pm
University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Please join faculty from across the campus and across the country as we explore the best practices in inclusive course design & classroom management for those teaching law. This hands-on workshop led by DU faculty in the College of Law, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and Office of Teaching & Learning will demonstrate how to design courses that reflect principles of inclusive excellence and social justice, while providing skills designed to help participants navigate difficult classroom situations of social and political difference.

Sponsored by The Rocky Mountain Collective on Race, Place and Law, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Teaching and Learning and the Lawyering Process Program.

Please visit the workshop information page to register. Registration is free for DU students, staff, and faculty. Registration is $150 for community members.

*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 has been extended to Friday, March 10th, 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.