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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.


Campus Rebellion and Plantation Politics: The Continued Search for Racial Equity in U.S. Higher Education
Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Mary Reed, Renaissance Room 

There is a resurgence of resistance to the structural racism and whiteness upon which institutions of higher education have been built. In recent years, Black students and their accomplices have generated passionate protests and multiple forms of resistance at over 150 college campuses throughout the country. Accordingly, this panel will explore how multiple forms of campus rebellion, and the strategies universities use to respond to these acts, may reveal a modern conceptualization of "plantation politics." Panelists include: Bianca C. Williams Ph.D.; Dian Squire, Ph.D.; Frank Tuitt, Ed.D.; Saran Stewart, Ph.D. & William Cross, Ph.D.

Please Register Here:

Annual Inclusive Excellence Update
June 7th, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Community Room, Craig Hall (GSSW)

Please join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence and Office of Human Resources and Inclusive Community for a presentation of the year in review. Learn about what our IE focused units have achieved and help us celebrate the exciting new programs and initiatives taking place on our campus!

Register Here 

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


GlobalMindED 2017 Conference

Efforts are underway to identify faculty and staff who are interested in attending the GlobalMindED 2017 conference (see, scheduled for June 21-23, 2017 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80218. The registration fee will be waived for DU staff and faculty who respond that they wish to attend. Please contact Debbie Mixon Mitchell, Ph.D.  by COB on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 if you would like to attend.