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Center for Multicultural Excellence

About CME


The Center challenges the University of Denver community to create a campus climate that ensures all of its members are valued, supported and thrive by embracing and engaging our social identities.

This work occurs in alignment with the University's Inclusive Excellence framework, in support of the University's vision to be a great private university dedicated to the public good.

Updated in August 2015; our vision and goals will also be updated soon.


The Center for Multicultural Excellence, in collaboration with University partners, fosters an inclusive environment that welcomes, supports, and celebrates the University of Denver's exceptional students, faculty, and staff.


The Center strives to act from and model the following core values in all aspects of its work: Collaboration, Equity, Intersectionality, Action and Evidence-Based. For additional description and examples of these values in action, as well as an initial glossary of concepts related to our work, visit our Values page.


In alignment with the University of Denver's Inclusive Excellence Strategic Plan (PDF) and its commitment to the engagement of Inclusive Excellence, the Center works to:

  • Increase the presence of historically underrepresented populations within all ranks of the University, as well as their retention, success, and sense of belonging.
  • Create and sustain a supportive, challenging, welcoming, and inclusive climate where all members are respected and their contributions valued.
  • Establish organizational structures whereby Inclusive Excellence is embedded within the fabric of the learning environment, fostering transformative change.
  • Engage all members of the University of Denver community, in collaboration with community partners, in the work of inclusivity and diversity toward service of the public good.


Revised as of October, 2012.