Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
The University of Denver is navigating two interconnected crises—the medical COVID-19 and the disproportionate effect it has had on communities of color. As we manage DU’s reopening, the following offices and groups are available for support:
Staff & Faculty Resources
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - The University of Denver is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to its employees and applicants for employment in order to allow individuals with disabilities to enjoy full access to equal employment opportunity at the University.
- Black@DU – Black@DU will provide support in the fall. Please reach out with questions or suggestions should you need support. The mission of Black@DU is to provide an atmosphere of cultural and social networking among Black staff and faculty at the University of Denver. This organization is dedicated to improving the quality of the Black experience at DU by fostering a campus climate that is inviting, unified, encouraging, and promotes upward mobility. Black@DU exists to enhance communication and champion diversity, inclusion, opportunity and social justice—while challenging racism in all forms including any expressions of it within the University community.
- Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT) – is an internal working group tasked to coordinate campus response to bias incidents. BIRT does NOT investigate, adjudicate or otherwise participate in judicial/legal processes, but provides support to individuals and populations affected by such incidents.
- Equal Opportunity and Title IX - The University of Denver is committed to providing support and assistance to all members of our campus community who are impacted by gender-based discrimination, harassment, and violence, including sexual assault, relationship or dating violence, and stalking. Email titleIX@du.edu or call English: 303.871.7016, Español: 303.871.7766,
- Faculty of Color Association (FOCA) – A voluntary empowerment and advocacy group composed of faculty members from under-represented racial and ethnic groups within the University community.
- Human Resources & Inclusive Communities
- Latinx Center at the University of Denver - The Latinx Center was founded to be the center for Latinx voices both inside and outside the university. It 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 Latinx communities in the Rocky Mountain west.
- Native American Services – Provides support for current students and engages in community relations through developing relationships with local, regional and national Native communities. If you know a Native student who needs support, or would like to provide that support as we re-open, contact the Interim Native American Liaison & Program Manager: Stevie Lee, Stevie.Lee@du.edu
- Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) - Provides leadership, guidance, and resources in support of the University of Denver’s commitment to building a more diverse and inclusive institution, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL) – OTL has many resources for supporting online and hybrid learning and teaching. The Inclusive Teaching Practices website is designed to support educators in creating dynamic courses, removing barriers to learning, and dismantling oppressive practices by implementing inclusive pedagogies. Visit here for resources. The OTL also offers a number of workshops, training sessions, and Faculty Learning Communities that faculty can attend to strengthen their teaching practices. Register for upcoming events here.
- Queer Faculty Association (QFA) - Supports LGBTQ and questioning-identified faculty on campus through advocacy, scholarship, and social networking. QFA works to connect queer faculty across the university and insure that DU is an affirming space for all queer students, staff, and faculty. Chair, Frederique Chevillot, Frederique.Chevillot@du.edu.
- Queer University Employees (QUE) - An organization for all Queer and LGBTIQA-identifying DU employees who promote a welcoming and affirming university community. Co-Chairs Jasmine Pulce, Jasmine.Pulce@du.edu and Madison Dorman, Madison.Dorman@du.edu
- Staff of Color Association (SOCA) - The Staff of Color Association (SOCA) is committed to promoting the interests of and advocating for staff at University of Denver from historically unrepresented races and ethnicities. We honor and celebrate the diversity of our cultures and actively contribute to the University by providing members with a supportive community, fostering belonging for all intersecting experiences, sharing knowledge about the campus climate, providing support for the recruitment of diverse candidates throughout the University, and establishing meaningful connections between staff, students, and faculty of color.
- Veterans Services – is guided by the knowledge that Veterans offer a unique academic and social quality to the University of Denver, the Veterans Services Office vision and mission is to support our Veterans through exceptional programming
- The Women's Coalition - creates and fosters a University of Denver culture that values and empowers all women; it is the umbrella organization to which all six University of Denver women's groups belong.
The following offer identity-based support, programming, and resources for students.
- Access and Transitions Programs - Our area provides support for pathway program, first-generation, minoritized, and other underrepresented students by creating community activities, offering mentorship, hosting academic success workshops, promoting leadership development, providing resource referrals, and sharing potential scholarship support.
- Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT) – is an internal working groups tasked to coordinate campus response to bias incidents. BIRT does NOT investigate, adjudicate or otherwise participate in judicial/legal processes, but provides support to individuals and populations affected by such incidents.
- The Cultural Center - creates an environment where students of color, students of marginalized faiths and LGBTQ+ students can critically engage their historical legacies, while enhancing their educational, intellectual and personal/professional interest as it relates to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic, and cultural sensibilities; while providing a physical safe haven for respite and dialogue as they navigate their journey at the University of Denver.
- Disability Services Program (DSP) - is dedicated to giving students with disabilities equitable access to opportunity to participate in the University’s programs, courses and activities. DSP provides accommodations at no cost to any student who has a documented disability as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Accommodations are designed to afford students equal opportunity to participate in the University's programs, courses, and activities.
- Inclusion and Equity Education (IEE) - provides readymade workshops including Introduction to Inclusive Excellence, Responding to Microaggressions, Introduction to Dialogue Skills, and Queer & Ally (Q&A) Trainings. These and custom sessions can be scheduled for classes, offices and organizations.
- Learning Effectiveness Program (LEP) - provides individualized support for neuro diverse learners with Specific Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), students on the Autism Spectrum, and/or students who have a history of learning differences.
- International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) - provides the following services to international students and scholars on campus: advocacy for international student and scholar issues on campus, cultural adjustment and immigration advising, orientation and employment workshops, support of international student organizations, cross-cultural programming, issuance of immigration documents, authorizations, and certification letters.
- Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence - provides students with the support and skills needed to become empowered citizens that positively impact the communities they are a part of now, and in the future.
- Student Outreach and Support – supports undergraduate and graduates students in connecting to resources, including the application to the student assistance fund. SOS Referral
- Veterans Services – is guided by the knowledge that Veterans offer a unique academic and social quality to the University of Denver. The Veterans Services Office vision and mission is to support our Veterans through exceptional programming.