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The Cultural Center

Affiliated Programs

For additional information and resources on Inclusive Excellence initiatives formally affiliated with the The Cultural Center, please visit their respective sites:

Interdisciplinary Research Incubator for the Study of (In)Equality (IRISE)
IRISE seeks to establish a needed intellectual structure for students and faculty that will A) facilitate the interdisciplinary teaching and learning, collaboration, research, scholarship, and creative works that seek to promote equality in historically underrepresented communities, and B) develop, support, and implement academic programs and activities that seek to promote the advancement of historically underrepresented populations in the Academy.

Latino Center for Community Engagement and Scholarship (DULCCES)
DULCCES is a consortium of interdisciplinary faculty from throughout the university who are committed to placing DU at the center of scholarship, teaching and service related to Latinos in the Rocky Mountain West.

Latino Leadership Institute (LLI)
LLI prepares the next generation of Latino professionals for outstanding contributions in Colorado politics, business, and philanthropy.

Volunteers in Partnership (VIP)
VIP joins partner schools in a commitment to promote self-esteem in students, to encourage students to complete high school and continue their education or training, and to bridge the transitions between middle school, high school, post-secondary education or training and careers.

First Generation Initiatives (1GenU)

1GenU is a four-year developmental and community-building program that focuses on assisting first-generation students and their families in navigating the institution while providing mentor-ship and academic resources to ensure their success, both while at DU and post-graduation. Students will become part of a close-knit and supportive community with other incoming first-generation students, faculty, and staff.